Reinstall the Print Head on a PIXMA MG5220

Article ID: ART107677 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 03/08/2020


Learn how to remove the ink tanks and reseat the print head on a PIXMA MG5220.


You can often correct print issues or clear an error when you reseat the print head.

Reseat the Print Head

  1. Turn the printer ON.

  2. Gently lift the scanning unit (printer cover) all the way. The print head moves to the replacement position.

    Scanner cover shown being opened.

  3. Remove the ink tanks one at a time. Push the tab (A) and lift the tank to remove.
    Caution Don't touch the print head lock lever (B).

    Tab (A) shown lifted up. Warning not to touch (B) print head lock lever.

  4. Raise the print head lock lever. Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and gently lift it out (see image slide show below).

    Print head lock lever raised and print head removed. Animated image shows 8 steps.

    Caution Don't touch the print head nozzles (1)electrical contacts (2), or ink supply ports (3). If you do, it may cause printing problems.

  5. Place the print head in the print head holder and carefully lower the print head lock lever until you hear a click (see image slide show below).
    Print head being replaced in holder. Animated image shows 8 steps.

  6. Reinsert the ink tanks one at a time. Press the PUSH mark on the ink tank until you hear a click (see image slide show below).

    Ink tanks shown being reinserted. Animated image shows 11 steps. 

  7. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover). Be careful not to jam your fingers.

‚ÄčNote The print head begins an automatic cleaning when you start the next print task. Wait for it to finish.



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