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BJC-80 - Wont' print

Did you ever get you BJC-80 to print again ? I seem to have same problem.

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  • jivajames May 06, 2008

    Hello. the printer acts like it's printing - it feeds and the cartridge seems to move - but, alas, no print is visible.



    I checked the cartridge and the ink is strong enough to leave a dark spot on my finger.

  • B1NXX Jun 04, 2008

    have exactly the same issue??? help !!! please !

  • tblack52 Sep 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. Fresh ink but it will not print. It puts the paper through but it is blank!

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Look on eBay for printhead or cartridge cleaning solution. The cartridge is clogged with dried ink. Take an empty ink tank, and drip cleaning solution onto the sponge, filling the cartridge part way. Install the cleaning cartridge in the printer, and leave it over night. Run cleaning cycle the next day, and print with the same cartridge. It should start printing. Install new ink cartridge.
With the BJCs, if the cartridge is defective electrically, the printer will have an error and usually 3 beeps, it will not try to print.

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