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Printer won't print

My BJC-80 won't print! It's linked via a parallel connection to my laptop running Win XP Pro, and with OEM Canon BCI-10 black ink. After a month of non-use, the first few prints had white streaks. I ran head-cleaning, then flushing. No improvement. Then test pages and nozzle-check tests starting coming through blank; and the same with regular Word documents. The paper feeds through, and the cartridge head moves as normal - but out comes blank page. I have replaced the ink tank: no better. I did a deep clean using the printer maintenance driver on the computer. No solution. In desperation I installed a complete new cartridge (ink plus head). Still no solution: all seems to work as normal, but no ink gets to the paper. It surely isn't the driver: I have used the buttons on the printer itself to do a test page: everything moves as usual, but the page simply comes out blank. Other forum posts suggest this is not a unique problem, but i have seen no diagnosis or answer, and I have run out of ideas. I'd welcome help...

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I have had a similar problem to this: I have had a BJC 80 for nearly 5 years and carried it around with my laptop using Win 98 and a par - par cable. It worked beautifully and successfully - so much so that when i saw a number of ink tanks going at very cheap volume prices in PC World i picked up a lot of them. Changing to an XP meant that i had to keep on using the par to par cable via a docking station but prevented my use of it with my new laptop - so when i brought it out of retirement it gave the blank printing problems yoiu described. By checking some error messages that it expected a black cartridge (which is what was installed) i found that inthe setup the software indicated it defaulted to colour cartridges. By changing this on the computer, it still printed blank pages but by changing the cartridge to colour it sprang into life when the set up asked for colour. I tried 2 other print heads which i had (3-4 years old) but still blank paper when printing to a black cartridge. I am now awaiting a new black print head carrier to see if it makes a difference. When trying with my laptop using XP and a par - usb cable it does not work at all. I have removed the sware driver for the Canon 80 and manually installed the one for the Canon 85 but no luck in printing to par - usb at this time

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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
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I have tested and used several PCMCIA adapters from different manufacturers, and they all work perfectly as a hot-pluggable, instant LPT and/or Legacy Serial port for my laptops.
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The PC Card adapter also allows the use of the IS-12 scanner cartridge within XP or Vista.
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TIPS:
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Most laptops have two PCMCIA slots. If you change slots, the adapter card driver may reinstall, and assign the next available LPT port, LPT2.

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The PC Card adapter also allows the use of the IS-12 scanner cartridge within XP or Vista.
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