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My bjc-80 wont print after sitting for several months. the only change was a usb connector to my new dell fresh cartridges.

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  1. Make sure printer is turned on.

  2. Press and hold the RESUME button for at least two seconds until the printer beeps twice.

  3. The POWER light will blink for several seconds while the print head is being cleaned.
If three print head cleanings do not correct the issue, you may need to replace the BC ink cartridge.

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I use IR for printing single pages only with either the BJC-80 or BJC-85.
USB to IRDA adapters work fine, and are less expensive $5-6 than
PCMCIA to Parallel adapters, $20-25.

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