How to Fix the Canon Printer Print Head Error?


Like any other printer brands. Canon printers too, face some hiccups and technical glitches during its usage. One common problem in Canon printer is Print Head Error. You get the message “Type of print head is incorrect. Install correct print” or “Print head is not installed. Install the print head”. The first one is displayed as Error code U052 and the second one as Error code U051. What do you do in such as case when your work comes to a standstill? Of course you will try to troubleshoot yourself. Here, in this article, we are providing you some ways of resolving this Print Head error issue.

Print head error notifications

If there’s a print head problem in your canon printer, a light will flash. If the light flashes orange 11 times in a row, the problem is print head alignment problem. If the light flashes 5 consecutively, it’s a print head error.

How to Fix the Canon Printer Print Head Error?

First of all, try any of the following basic procedures to fix the issue like as:

  • Check the wiring and cable connection. Make sure it is not loose or broken
  • Reset the printer
  • Switch off the power for some time and restart again etc.

Steps to fix the Print Head Error

  • Open printer cover
  • Remove all ink tanks
  • Lift up the gray locking lever located near the ink tank holder
  • From the carriage unit, gently remove the print head
  • Clean it carefully
  • Put the print head back
  • Now close the lever
  • Place all the ink tanks back in the printer.
  • Close the cover
  • Switch off the printer
  • Unplug the power for about 5-10 minutes
  • Plug it on and restart the printer

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