Question about Canon Office Equipment & Supplies
Connection and software good.
Behaves normally except no ink is deposited on the paper.
Installed new cartridge and tanks.
Still - no print.
No blinking error light.
Does not stop as happens when the ink tray is full.
No problem talking between computer and printer.
Try this to clean the print head;
Canon will hate me for this.
1. Remove ink cartridges.
2. Remove print head.
3. Go to sink or tub (stainless steel, not plastic type), pick up a roll of paper towel on the way.
4. Fold several layers of paper towel and place on flat surface.
5. Run hot water until HOT!
6. Turn hot water back to a dribble.
7. Run the dribbling hot water through print head being careful not to wet the gold contacts.
8.When water running through print head is clear, place print head on paper towel.
9. Repeat number 7 and 8 until no colour shows on paper towel.
10. Gently DAB print head (DO NOT WIPE) inside and out with dry paper towel until dry.
11. I normally replace print head after drying, but you may wish to let it air-dry overnight.
12. Replace print head in printer and install cartridges
13. Start printing.
I do this to all 4 of my Canon printers every 6 months or so.
If any colour fails to print after this process it means your print head probably needs replacing.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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No paper. /
Paper does not feed.
If paper is not installed, load it
and then press the <Black> or <Color> button. When paper is
installed, check each of the following items and try printing again.
1. Confirm only recommended paper is installed.
2. Confirm paper is installed properly.
3. Confirm the maximum number of sheets in the auto sheet feeder is within the paper limit mark.
4. Clean the paper feed roller to resolve the error.
Remove the jammed paper.
If paper jams frequently occur, check the following:
1. Confirm there is no foreign material inside the machine.
2. Confirm only recommended paper is installed.
3. Confirm paper is installed properly.
4. Confirm the maximum number of sheets in the auto sheet feeder is within the paper limit mark.
Empty ink tank
An ink cartridge is empty.
To cancel printing, press the <Stop/Reset> button.
To continue printing, press <Black> or <Color> button.
After printing completes, replace the empty ink cartridge.
Printing with an empty ink cartridge may cause the machine to malfunction.
The ink cartridge(s) is not installed. / The ink cartridge(s) cannot be recognized.
The ink cartridge may not be installed properly, or an unsupported ink cartridge may be installed.
Install a recommended ink cartridge.
Make sure to install both ink cartridges even when you set the machine to use only one ink cartridge in printing.
If one of the ink cartridges is missing, this error can occur.
The ink cartridge is not installed in the appropriate position.
The ink cartridge is not installed in the proper position.
Install each ink cartridge in the proper position.
The waste ink absorber is almost full.
The waste ink absorber is getting full.
Press the <Black> or <Color> button to clear the error and continue printing.
Printing can continue until the waste ink absorber becomes full. If the waste ink absorber becomes full, the machine will require service.
The waste ink absorber is a part inside the machine, which absorbs ink used in the cleaning operations.
A specified period of time has
elapsed without receiving a response from the digital camera. / A print
mode compliant with PictBridge is not selected. / A specified period of
time has elapsed without receiving a response from the digital camera.
The machine cannot communicate with the connected camera.
Disconnect the cable between the machine and the camera to clear the error.
Check the following items, then try printing again.
1. Confirm that the camera you are using supports PictBridge or Canon Bubble Jet Direct.
If the camera does not support either one, the machine cannot print directly from the camera.
2. Set the camera in PictBridge print mode before it is connected to the machine. This is required before printing for some cameras that support PictBridge.
Please refer to the camera instructions for more information about procedures required before and after connection to the machine.
3. There may have been no response from the camera for the prescribed time.
Re-connect the cable between the camera and the machine.
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The ink cartridge cannot be recognized.
An unsupported ink cartridge may be installed.
Install only recommended ink cartridges.
The ink level cannot be correctly detected.
A used ink cartridge may be installed, or the ink cartridge is empty.
Replace the ink cartridge.
Press the <Black> or <Color> button, to clear the error
and continue printing without replacing the ink cartridge. However, the
remaining ink amount cannot be detected properly, so the function to
detect the remaining ink amount does not operate.
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Scanning a document failed.
Check if the document is placed in the correct orientation / position and try the operation again.
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(Where x represents a number)
Turn the machine off, and remove the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Wait approximately ten minutes then plug in the power cord and turn the machine on.
If the problem is not resolved, the machine may require service.
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I have had a similar problem to this: I have had a BJC 80 for nearly 5 years and carried it around with my laptop using Win 98 and a par - par cable. It worked beautifully and successfully - so much so that when i saw a number of ink tanks going at very cheap volume prices in PC World i picked up a lot of them. Changing to an XP meant that i had to keep on using the par to par cable via a docking station but prevented my use of it with my new laptop - so when i brought it out of retirement it gave the blank printing problems yoiu described. By checking some error messages that it expected a black cartridge (which is what was installed) i found that inthe setup the software indicated it defaulted to colour cartridges. By changing this on the computer, it still printed blank pages but by changing the cartridge to colour it sprang into life when the set up asked for colour. I tried 2 other print heads which i had (3-4 years old) but still blank paper when printing to a black cartridge. I am now awaiting a new black print head carrier to see if it makes a difference. When trying with my laptop using XP and a par - usb cable it does not work at all. I have removed the sware driver for the Canon 80 and manually installed the one for the Canon 85 but no luck in printing to par - usb at this time
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