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I have a Canon BJC 80 InkJet Printer. I have it connected to my laptop using a parallel USB cable. The problem I'm having is that whenever I try to print anything, it will sit there for about 5 minutes then appear to start printing then it will stop and just sit there. When I check the status, it says ERROR. I am not sure what I keep doing wrong. I have deleted and reinstalled the driver, moved the USB cord to different ports, I have tried changing settings and now I just give up. The drivers that it came with are only in the form of floppy disks so I can't use those. Please HELP me!

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I could be wrong but it sounds like a communication error between your laptop and the printer, I would check that your Canon is compatible with being connected via a USB to parallel cable. If you're running a network you could install the printer onto a PC that has a parallel connection output and then share the printer. More info can be found at this link.

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