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BJC 80 Won't Print

It powers on. It goes through it's cycles. It acknowledges when the USB is plugged into the laptop (I'm using a parallel to USB cable). However it continues to be listed as "error" in the printers listing in Control Panel. I did all the usual things; reinstalled BJC 80, tried installing BJC 85, bought another cable etc...

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  • tradeoff65 Jun 16, 2008

    It powers on. It goes through it's cycles. It acknowledges when the USB is plugged into the laptop (I'm using a parallel to USB cable). However it continues to be listed as "error" in the printers listing in Control Panel. I did all the usual things; reinstalled BJC 80. I am using a Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bitts, tried also on XP Professional but the same problem!

  • doug dahlke Jul 16, 2008

    Am trying to connect a Canon BJC-80 printer to a Fujitsu 500 Lifebook 500. I have two "BJ Printer Driver discs" and no clue what they are nor what to do with them. The whole rig WAS working. Anyone help - in simple lingo so I can understand it? Appreciate any help. Thanks, Doug.

  • lcrowley216 Dec 07, 2008

    It powers on. It goes through it's cycles. It acknowledges when the USB is plugged into the laptop (I'm using a parallel to USB cable). However it continues to be listed as "error" in the printers listing in Control Panel. I did all the usual things; reinstalled BJC 80, tried installing BJC 85, bought another cable etc...

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I have a Canon BJC-80 printer that works fine on a 1998 Dell laptop using the OS Windows NT...but it will not print after I purchased a new USB-Parallel cable converter (manufactured by Inland) and connected this cable to my new HP laptop that has a OS Windows Vista 32-bit...when I attempt to print a test page, the paper feeds less than halfway through the printer then stops its feed, it stops printing, and then the printer feed locks up requiring me to manually pull the paper out of the printer...what printing is visible on the paper looks to be legible, "Windows Printer Test Page", "Congratulations", and nothing else is printed on the paper...I cannot find a Vista compatible download on Canon's website, seems to not be available at this time...in the printer properties, I disabled the "bidirectional" communications in the printer properties, I gave the cable and printer a designated "virtual" USB port, and the Vista OS states it already self installed the driver for the BJC-80 upon connecting the USB cable into the HP computer...does anyone know what I can do next?...Purchase a different manufacturer conversion cable???...This Inland conversion cable does not list the BJC-80 as a printer it supports...Thanks

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Try disable bidirectional support

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THE BEST WAY to add an LPT printer 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 Card adapter 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 many complaints about USB to Parallel or Legacy Serial adapters. Printing is 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 1.5 Mbps.
The BJC-80 and the BJC-85 have the same print speed. The BJC-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 IR port, the XP print spooler has problems with it, and can hang if printing more than one page, and especially with more than one document. It will not scan.

I use IR for printing single pages only with either the BJC-80 or BJC-85.
USB to IRDA adapters work fine, and are less expensive $5-6 than
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 Legacy Serial port for my laptops.

TIPS:
After installing the PC Card driver, check Device Manager for the LPT port number.
Install the printer manually from the list of printers, and select the proper LPT port.
Most laptops have two PCMCIA slots. If you change slots, the adapter 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 cartridge within XP or Vista.
Within Vista, set the Canon ISScan software to run in Windows 98 compatibility mode, to allow use of the TWAIN driver.

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