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I have an error message coming up on my canon printer saying

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Hi pearl, I have an error message coming up on my canon printer saying the type of print head is incorrect. Install the correct print head. I have gone through suggested options to fix such as removing print head and placing it back in. I have shut down computer & restarted after about 10 minutes. Could it be requiring a driver update & if so which o
JA: Just to clarify, how often have you been getting this particular message?
Customer: driver?
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: First time ever.
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be the expert working with you today to help and resolve the problem you have posted.

Expert:  Michelle replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry to hear that you are having such trouble. I will try my best to help you out and resolve the problem as quick as possible.

what is the make and model of the printer and how old is it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Canon MP510 ,10 years old
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 months ago.

As per the problem that you have posted, there is a possibility of a hardware failure in that case the problem can only be solved when the faulty part is replaced.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
send the answer to my email. Thank you.
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 months ago.

is the error Reseat the Print Head to resolve the U051 / U052 error?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No. The error is reading " the type of print head is incorrect. Install the correct print head."
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 months ago.

Please try the following to see if we can resolve your issue:

1. Open the cover of the printer.

2. Remove all ink tanks from the printer.

3. Lift up the gray locking lever on the side of the ink tank holder.

4. Gently remove the print head from the carriage unit.​

try to clean the golden contact points on the printed chip on the print head with alcohol.

5. Place the print head back in and lock the lever down.

6. Place all of the ink tanks back in the printer.

7. Close the cover and turn the printer off.

8. Unplug the power from the printer. Leave the power unplugged for about 5-10 minutes.

Plug the power back in and turn the printer on. If the error persists then its time for a new print head.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok then. Thank you Michelle. It looks like I need to get hardware serviced. Please refund my $5. Thank You.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks Michelle. I have already completed all those steps twice. I think I need a new print head. Thank You
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 months ago.

yes that is correct go for a new printer.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Why has $56 dollars been debited from my account. I have not signed up for free trial. I was only expecting a charge of $5 which was to be refundable. When are these funds going to be refunded back into my account????

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