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Time consuming I have a BJC-80 printer running on a xp laptop through a parallel to usb cable. Everytime I print something it takes around 5 minutes for the printing to start, why? Other printers through usb to usb don't have this problem with my laptop...any suggestions? Thanks

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  • Cardmoney Aug 24, 2007

    I can't seem to find a xp driver on the canon site for the bjc-80. Does anyone know where I can locate it?
    Thanks

  • Cardmoney Aug 24, 2007

    When I double click on 'manage' no printer shows up in the list, I feel like a rookie here.

  • Guss123 Apr 03, 2008

    I'm using Windows XP. Laptop recognizes Canon BJC 80 printer. Printer is able to print it's own data sheet. But I can not get anything to print from the laptop to the printer. Does anyone know how to work this out?



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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    my windows xp has no driver for canon bjc -80, tried to download free driver without success

  • limbmag Jun 27, 2008

    Why does it show as "unrecognized" on 1 computer but it prints from my roommate's computer, both using windows xp?

  • kathonea Sep 07, 2008

    I just connected my printer to my new laptop. I had to buy a adaptor for the printer so it would plug into a usb port. Now, my computer doesn't recognize that there's a printer attached, nor does it print anything. What do I do??

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I've been using a BJC-80 for ten years, 1998-2008. I replaced the waste ink pad this year.

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THE BEST WAY to add an LPTprinter port to your laptop is to use a PCMCIA to Parallel adapter card.
The PC Card slot provides access to the laptop's data bus, and the PC Cardadapter easily sets up as a native LPT port within almost any OS.

There is no delay, or connection problems as I've seen in so manycomplaints about USB to Parallel or Legacy Serial adapters. Printingis Instant.

PCMCIA is a mature standard, and works seamlessly with XP and Vista,and almost any other OS.

PARALLEL is the old standard fast data protocol. IEEE 1284 ECP mode up to 1.5Mbps.
The BJC-80 and the BJC-85 have the same print speed. TheBJC-85 just added USB.

INFRARED is ver 1.0 on the BJC-80, and printing is a bit slower at 115.2 kbps.Even the BJC-85 with its higher IRDA transfer rating and a laptop's built-in IRport, the XP print spooler has problems with it, and can hang if printing morethan one page, and especially with more than one document. It will not scan.

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

I have tested and used several PCMCIA adapters from different manufacturers,and they all work perfectly as a hot-pluggable, instant LPT and/or LegacySerial port for my laptops.

After installing the PC Card driver, check Device Manager for the LPT portnumber. Install the printer manually from the list of printers, and select theproper LPT port.
Most laptops have two PCMCIA slots. If you change slots, theadapter card driver may reinstall, and assign the next available LPT port,LPT2.

To scan with the BJC-80, you must have an LPT port.
The PC Card adapter also allows the use of the IS-12 scanner cartridgewithin XP or Vista.
Within Vista, set the Canon ISScan software to run inWindows 98 compatibility mode, to allow use of the TWAIN driver.

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Same thing happened to me when I got new xp computer 5 years ago, I read to use bjc 85 driver & it worked great. Now I have a new laptop w/vista & can't get it to work!

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You do not need an additional driver for xp.
go to Control panel, then printer-fax, click add printer. Then follow the instruction. Choose BJC80. But usually it comes automatically if you plug in the printer.

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    augusta surijah Jan 10, 2008

    I had the same experience about using usb - parallel adapter for BJC80. The usb-parallel adapter are different depend on the producer. So, before buying the cable, search first if it supports BJC80. Seems the generic one does not support BJC80.

    The computer (Windows XP) directly recognize my BJC80 in the USB port, and installed the driver automatically. But I have to wait 5 minutes just to print one sentence in Microsoft Word.

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Try installing the latest driver: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=230&modelid=7998

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  • Peter Burns Aug 24, 2007

    Another thing you could try is to right click My computer, then select manage. then double click device manager. Under printers, select yours, right click it, then update driver and allow windows to search for it and install it.

    Is this an old printer? I'm surprised they don't have a driver for it for XP.

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