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I have received a notice on my Canon MP530 printer to check

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I have received a notice on my Canon MP530 printer to check cartridge UO52 what does this mean? All ink cartridges seem OK and are seated properly.
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The error code U052 is a printhead temperature sensor error.
This usually results due to a faulty printhead or a failing sensor which needs service or replacement of faulty parts.
However, you may try the below intermediate steps
turn off the unit....unplug the power cable
now remove the cartridge and printhead...manually slide the carriage assembly\ printhead back and forth
also clean the rail against which the assembly slides with a tissue ensuring that there is no ink residue on it
clean the golden contacts of the cartridges and the printhead with a cotton swab dipped in little alcohol
turn on unit and reinsert printhead and cartridges and check
if still the issue repeats then the unit would need service as it could be either a faulty printhead or a sensor failing.
in such a case if unit is within warranty please get it serviced through canon else take a service estimate cost from a local repair store as in case its a printhead failure you may get it replaced. however, in case its a sensor failure, the repair might be costly and you may consider going in for a new unit
i hope you understand that in case of hardware faults i can suggest cleaning and reset steps but cannot make a bad part work again
Let me know if you have any questions
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

How do I actually remove the printhead?

type the below link in the address bar of your browser
in the page that opens the steps are listed to reseat the printhead