Canon bjc-80 - no print appears but cartridge & paper move normally
My Canon BJC-80 has stopped printing. It doesn't print colour or black. I have changed the print head & the ink cartridges but it still looks & sounds like it's printing OK although no print appears on the page.
Re: canon bjc-80 - no print appears but cartridge & paper...
I had this problem too. It turned out there was old dry ink in there clogging up the printerhead and it was fixed after I ran the cleaning programme several times. However I can't for the lifeof me remember how to do that now. I know I found it online but it has since vanished. Maybe check your manual?
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Nope. You can use Cyan, Magenta and Yellow as well as Black.
Specifications (BJC 620):
Form Factor: Desktop
Connectivity Technology: Cable
Language Simulation: EPSON LQ • IBM Proprinter X24E
Media Type: Coated Paper • Envelopes • Glossy Paper
• Labels • Photo Paper • Plain Paper • Transparencies
Max Media Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) • Legal (216 x
356 mm, 8.5 x 14")
Total Media Capacity: 100 Sheets
Media Path Type: Straight
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 3.x
Product ID: 20152942
Exterior Color: White
ProductDescription for Canon BJC 620
(From the Manufacturer, Canon)
Simply a piece of printing marvel, with high definition printing,
superior ink technology, innovative waste-free ink system and
user-friendly Windows printing system. The BJC-620, simply a must buy
for those who seriously considers printing in superior, high quality
color. It comes with an Internet kit.
Canon BJC-50 BJC-55 BJC-80 BJC-85 M40 M70 1: Unplug Power Cord 2: Hold POWER and RESUME buttons 3: Plug in Power Cord 4: Release buttons after the printers starts up 5: Hold CARTRIDGE and RESUME 6: Press POWER 7: Release all buttons after the beeps 8: Press CARTRIDGE 16 times 9: Press RESUME 10: Unplug the Power cord
You can purchase Canon cartridges directly from Canon here. The BC-10 is a cartridge that prints with black ink only. The BCI-10 is the replacement ink tank for this cartridge (a new cartridge comes complete with an ink tank). The BC-11e is a cartridge that prints both black and color, and has two ink tanks, the BCI-11 black and BCI-11 color. A new BC-11e cartridge comes complete with two new ink tanks.
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.
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