I have had this printer two years. No other problems.
No I down´t know how to remove Print head. I have only changed ink cardridges.
Thank You so much of good instructions. Now it´s late, so I will clean Print head after purchased tomorrow distilled warer and Windex or ammonium.
Have a nice day
I have tryed to clear, what colour is clogged with one drop of spring water on each inside ink "hole" as You told to do with alcohol.
Position BK, Black, takes the drop in immediately and after some drops I can see water on tissue at output. Yellow ,Y, is also good as well as PGBK.
Magenta and Cyan took spring water very litle in the colour channel. But it took somewhat so that there were coloured water on the paper tissue.
At last no more coloured water.
Then I tested it wice versa; spring water on output. Water drops dropped down out from YL and BK and PGBK from inner ink "holes".
There was water drop keeping inner hole - not dropping out, although continuing put water on outer "holes".
TEST AFTER CLEANING AND AIR CLEANING
There is still the same error U052 on the printers screen.
Does the printer give error U052 if there is still blockage?
Should the memory of the printer to be resetted, and how to do it?
What You recomment next?
Do You know how to reset Canon MG 5350 from printer itself?
There is no resetting software on printer's DVD.
Youtube video is not for Canon MG 5350.
The beginning of the video seems to be correct: the printer goes to "service mode" as he says on the video.
But when the bilinkin is stopped, and I press ON-button as on the video, it shut the printer.
Should I press something else in case of Canon MG 5350, than ON-button, to get resetting to continue correctly?
It seems to be so that in the printers memory is wrong bits when it compares information to Print head.
So the resetting MG 5350 is necessary according to it's spesifications.
On the video when time ticker is 1:07 he press ON-button - and then there happens the most important part of the resetting.
But when I press my printers ON-button it means current OFF immediately and the important procedeure doesen't happen and printer is closed.
I have done it three times.
On the video after time point 1:07 happens memory resetting, but my printer is then without power.
I found discussion of Canon U052 error. The failure seems to be typical for Canon printers.
- it hapens that people has purchased new Print head, but it does not remove the error U052 from printers screen. The same type failure is in many Canon ink jet printter models.
I would be thankful, if You could find Canon Pixma MG 5350 Service Manual, there is correct resetting procedure.
I suppose the service manual is available only for professionals. Could You help to find that information?
It may be waste of money to buy new Print head, as well to buy new Canon Pixma, because of sensibility to error U052.
It's late. So I have some household to do.
Have good day.
Yes, that's good You have the resetting procedure.
I'm really willing to test it, if helps to solve printers problem.
I try to reset my printer according to the Service Manual of MG5350 resetting instruction.
I continue with printer reset and testing in the evening when I have done other works today. The short summer in Finland busy time.
I inform You Charles in the evening, step by step what happens when resetting of printer start and is that error still there.
Charles, I am contented to Your work to continue solve the problem.
Let's hope the best that we can get the printer working.
Refer to Your message 9.6.2015: "I have the service manual, I will post the procedure here...."
I have not yet got that post.
Please, post me the resetting procedure of mg5350 service manual for my printer.
Ok, please hold on...
Here you go Sir or Madame:
1.Turn the printer off.2 Press and hold the resume button (red circle with triangle in it)3. While at the same time as holding the resume hold the power button and the printer power light will come on.3.Release the resume but keep holding the power button then press the resume button 5 times.4. Release all buttons and the printer will look like its loading but nothing will appear on the screen this is service mode.
5.Download a program called Service tool v3400.
The link is below:
After resetting the Printer, if this procedure does not work. It is time to acquire a Print Head.
Thank You. I´m on the road. I try to reset soon.
The print head is mechanically ok, but likely electrically broken.
Thank You Charles of Your persistent and excellent help.
All the best to You.