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When powering up canon bjc80 what should it do?

I have a bjc80 and when I plug it in the ink carrier keeps going back and forth then it finally stops. I do not have any software to plug it into a computer and I don't have any cables that look like that (old style printer). I just wondered how many times should it go back and forth. No error lights come on at all. Just the power light is on. thank you!

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Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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The solutions to try
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3) Turn the unit off, unplug the power cord and wait 10 seconds or longer. Plug in the power cord and press the On button. Wait until the printer completes the cycling process before trying to print again.

4) Verify that the ink tanks are properly seated. With the printer on, lift the scanning unit up until it locks. Press on the black circle on each ink tank until it snaps firmly into place. Check if the ink lamps light up red. Make sure the protective shipping covers was removed from the ink tanks. If the unit has the remaining ink level detection feature disabled, replace the ink tanks. Close the scanning unit.

5) If none of the above solutions work, contact Canon if the unit is under warranty. Otherwise, decide if the service is worthwhile for an out-of-warranty printer.

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On other Canon all-in-ones you press and hold Resume while pressing the Power button to enter the Service mode.

Please note that the counter is calculated to be reached near the end-of-life of the printer. Additional failures may occur soon.

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Second Solution - Reset the Printer to clear the error
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2. Press and hold down the Stop/Reset button
3. While holding the Stop/Reset button, press and hold down Power button.
4. While holding down the Power button, release the Stop/Reset button.
5. While still holding the Power button, press the Stop/Reset button twice.
6. Now release the Power button.. (wait until it display "service mode")
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OK here the codes
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Solution 1:
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Solution 2:
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Solution 3:
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Indicates Waste Ink Full error

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