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Blocked print head on a Canon BJC 85

Tried all the diagnostice and the clean and deep clean etc

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Put nozzles in still water. After 5-6 hours dry up printhead, install ink tanks and try to deep clean...

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My BJC-85 printer is only printing blank pages when i send stuff to the printer. I have tried cleaning and ink test etc.


I am having same trouble with my BJC 85, and my Canon i70 and i80 printers. It always starts that the ink gets weak on the paper, then stops printing. I have tried deep cleanings.....several dozens.....and doesn't do anything. So then, I have cleaned the print head by soaking in alcohol or merely dabbing with Qtip of alcohol, and old ink usually is dissolved. But then I have NEVER been able to get a cleaned print head to accept ink thru. I have even added ink to the print head itself, and just wont print anything.
Some other sites speak about soaking it in warm water to dissolve old ink, I'm going to try that as last resort, but after that, I really don't know what to do. I have NEVER had this problem with my 85's before. They've been extremely faithful workhorses, but since last year, getting cheap ink online made in China has clogged up the printers.
I do not have any error messages, so don't have to deal with that. But just perplexed why the print heads won't work, especially after cleaning with alcohol. They just seem to shut off.
Terry tlworkroom@lycos.com

Jun 30, 2010 | Canon BJC 85 InkJet Printer

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Bought used BJC-85 - feeds paper - won't print with new cartridge. Must have been dry too long. Where do I get a print head for it? Or a cleaning kit? I need it right away for a trip.


No need to change the print head. Just carry out all the maintenance tasks with the new cartridge. Make sure that you remove the thin plastic film from the ink pad. All you have to do is to click on printer/faxes in control. Click on properties in the drop down menu. Click on the maintenance and carry out each task i.e. print head cleaning, alignment, nozzles cleaning etc.

May 12, 2010 | Canon BJC 85 InkJet Printer

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My Canon BJC 85 printer needs a new black print head but they do not seem to be available. Any thoughts on a fix?


You pretty much have to buy another prnter. I've had same troubles. Go on ebay to search for print heads for the BJC-85. But for the cost--if you can find one, since this is a much older printer--it's more cost effective to just get another printer. The problem is, that when the print head goes out again, you end up getting another and another printer, so that you've got several printers that work fine, but only one print head.
I have trouble that when the ink stops printing, I've cleaned the heads with alcohol, and then it just seems to shut down. I cannot get anything to print thru a head after cleaning with alcohol, even tho' other sites suggest it. Had same trouble with Canon i70 and i80 printers, too.
If you haven't purchased on ebay, take your time, because sometimes prices for another used printer can be good, sometimes super expensive. You can find a bargain, if you don't need to get one with power cord, because you've already got one. Good luck. Terry tlworkroom@lycos.com

Apr 20, 2010 | Canon BJC 85 InkJet Printer

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Black ink cartridge holder not working , can not print with black ink cartridge holder, when i use the colored ink holder printer works ok


The problem you are describing is with the black ( BC-10 ) print head and not with the printer.

1. Check your black ink tank and be sure it is not dry.

2. Run the printer through one DEEP cleaning cycle and see if that improves the print.

If your black ink tank is full, and the deep cleaning cycle produces no improvement, you will need to replace the BC-10 print head.

Mar 11, 2010 | Canon BJC 85 InkJet Printer

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BJC 85 not printing after head replacement


I have similar problem. Print head won't print, then I clean with alcohol, and get rid of old ink inside. But then head seems to just shut down. I have several print heads and printers that have plenty of ink, but head won't work. I refuse to think the print head will break so easily. I used my BJC 85 for YEARS with no problem whatsoever, and suddenly, since last winter, I have 4 printers that have stopped printing.
I usually end up just buying another used printer on ebay until that one stops printing.
Terry tlworkroom@lycos.com

Feb 28, 2010 | Canon BJC 85 InkJet Printer

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BJC-85 Not printing. New BC-10 and BCI-10. Paper loads normally


The problem you are having is with the print head and not the printer. Unfortunately, with these canon print heads, they are not dated, so it is possible to install a print head that was bought new and sealed, but is still dried out because it is old.

Try running the print head through one deep cleaning cycle, this sometimes will start to get an old print head flowing.

Deep cleaning cycle can be found by going to PRINTERS , right clicking on the BJC icon, selecting PROPERTIES from the drop down menu, and then selecting the MAINTAINENCE tab.

Check to make sure that the ink tank in the print head isn't dry. Even a new print head can have a dry tank if it's old.

Jan 10, 2010 | Canon BJC-85 InkJet Printer

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HOW TO GET THE SOFTWARE FOR INSTALLING canon bjc-85 BUBBLE JET PRINTER


Hi friend,

You need to visit canon web site then select your printer model no...then download your software...then it will work..

Dec 25, 2009 | Canon BJC 85 InkJet Printer

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Printer error message: does not recognize cartridge


u may buy a wrong type of catridge for ur printer,the model may be slightly differ from ur printers required model so u check the catridge model which is absolute for ur printer.

Sep 03, 2008 | Canon BJC-85 InkJet Printer

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CANON BJC-85 Won't print black...


Turn on printer, press cartridge button, remove cartridge. On left side of remaining cradle, unsnap the cradle, lift up and remove. Take the cradle to your sink, wet a paper towel, and GENTLY wipe the long print head with the wet paper towel. Then run a small stream of clear cool water through the cradle, from the round pad that your cartridge rests on, until the pad looks ink-free. Dry everything with tissues and a hair dryer set on low, replace cradle in printer, replace cartridge, turn on printer, press Resume until it beeps three times, which runs the deep cleaning program, and after the procedure is finished, your printer will print as new.

Apr 14, 2007 | Canon BJC-85 InkJet Printer

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