This worked for me on an F60 and someone else on an F30.
Re: Check Printer error message on Canon MultiPass by watsonk (6/7/05 11:16 PM) reply + / -
It could be due to "waste tank full" alarm; you may need to reset the waste tank counter.
I found a reset sequence for a MP730 printer in this website that works for F30 as well. Try:
Resetting the Waste Ink Volume Counter
1) Enter SERVICE MODE.---
By pressing Menu-Copy-#
2) Select TEST MODE.
3) Select  PRINTER TEST in TEST MODE.
4) Select 3. [EEPROM CLEAR].
5) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
6) Press the [OK] key.
7) Press the [Stop/Reset] key (returning to the state of 3)), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.
Skip step (6) since there is no [OK] key on F30 printers.
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Are you using Windows Vista or Windows 7? If so, the driver download page at Canon does not provide drivers beyond XP. Otherwise, go back to the XP (or earlier versions) driver downlaod site and download the MultiPASS F80 Software User's Guide. That may provide the answer to your problem. Also, if you are using unpopular, proprietary software programs the driver may not recognize the commands. Good Luck!
Just to be sure, these are the drivers you've tried from Canon?
Follow this link:
Click on F80
Assuming those aren't working - what kind of error are you getting?
I've looked for drivers elsewhere, but everyone seems to have the same driver.
If you can give me more specifics on exactly what you're doing, and what kind of errors you're getting, I should be able to walk you through setting it up though.
If you are having problem installing canon multipass F80 on windows xp, you are not alone. This is the process:
Power on the printer
Connect the US cable to the computer
Allow windows xp to find new hardware
choose the option that allows you to locate the driver
Point your computer to the location of the downloaded driver
then allow windows to install the driver
After windows has finishing installing the driver, run set up again from the file you downloaded. You will be ok and ready to print.
On the f80 you need a shop to go to service mode and get the error code and tell you what the problem is. Could be purge assembly, waste ink full, feeder error, printhead error, any number of possible problems.
Try to bring it back to factory by removing the ink and printhead.remove power plug from wall or unit for a half hour,re-install all ink and printhead and power cord.Let machine run throug its cycles and try a nozzle check.If that does not do it the machine may need to be replaced.
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I found that some Windows Plug and Play services were note running and were set to start 'manually'. I started those services which seemed related to Plug and Play, and the installation went without further errors.