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Canon BJC-85 & BJC-80 Error Codes

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The Canon BJC-85 & BJC-80 use a combination of beeps and the Power & Error lights to indicate various error conditions.  The table below explains the error conditions.

  

Power Error Beeps Error Condition Solution
         
Off Off   No power  
On Off   Printer ready  
On On 1 Out of Paper or paper pick-up error Add paper or clear paper jam and press RESUME
On Blinks 2 Low ink warning  
On On 2 Paper Jam Clear paper jam and press RESUME
On On 3 BJ Cartridge Check Insure that a printhead is installed & installed correctly
On Blinks 4 Low Battery Warning Recharge the NiCAD battery
On On 4 Cartridge Mismatch Wrong type of cartridge installed; e.g., IS scanner cartridge is installed at time of printing
On Blinks 5 Waste Ink Warning Press RESUME to continue; printer will require servicing in the near future (replace waste ink absorber pads)
Blinks Blinks Long + Short Low Battery Error Recharge the NiCAD battery; if this fails, replace battery
Blinks Blinks 1,2 ROM/RAM or EEPROM fault Try unplugging printer for 20 seconds.  If this does not work then servicing is required
Blinks Blinks 3 Cartridge out of position Try reinstalling or replacing the cartridge; if this does not work, servicing is required
Blinks Blinks 4 Carriage home position error Requires service
Blinks Blinks 5 Waste Ink Full Requires service; contact drkenb to purchase a waste ink replacement kit
Blinks Blinks 6 Temperature error Replace printhead; if this does not work, printer requires servicing
Blinks Blinks 7 Print position Requires service
Blinks Blinks 8 Temperature error Replace printhead; if this does not work, printer requires servicing
Blinks Blinks 9 Diode error (printhead) Replace printhead; if this does not work, printer requires servicing
Blinks Blinks 10 Cleaning fault Requires servicing
Blinks Blinks 11 EEPROM Try unplugging printer for 20 seconds.  If this does not work then servicing is required

 

  


 

Canon BJC-70 Error Codes

     
Error Cause Solution
C1 Waste Ink Warning Press ONLINE to continue printing; waste ink system will need to be replaced soon
C5 Low Battery Warning Recharge the battery
E1 Paper Pickup Error or out of paper Add paper or clear paper jam and press ONLINE
E2 Paper Jam Clear paper jam and press ONLINE
E6 Printhead not detected Install printhead or replace it
FC Low Battery Error Recharge battery; if this fails, replace the battery
F12 Printhead Temperature Error Install NEW printhead; if problem persists, requires servicing
F13 Printhead Installation Error Reinstall printhead or install NEW printhead; if problem persists, requires servicing
F14 Waste Ink FULL Requires servicing
Online button blinking Cartridge/printhead not detected Check if printhead is sitting in middle of platen; if so, replace printhead or try resetting printhead

 

 


 

Canon BJC-55 & BJC-50 Errors

 

Power Error Beeps Error Condition Solution
         
On On 1 Paper Pickup Add paper or restack
On On 2 Paper Delivery Remove jammed paper
On On 3 Cartridge Not Detected Reinstlal cartridge or replace cartridge
On On 4 Cartridge Mismatch Install correct cartridge
On On 6 No Battery Install battery
On On Long + Short Low Battery Warning Charge battery
Blinks On 1 Manual Feed Error Check paper
Blinks On 2 Low Ink Replace cartridge
Blinks On 3 Cartridge Error Check or reinstall cartridge or replace cartridge
Blinks On 4 Low Battery Warning Charge battery
Blinks On 5 Waste Ink Full Warning Waste ink system is almost full, printer needs servicing
Blinks On 6 Failed Battery Warning Replace battery
Blinks Blinks 1-12 Service Errors Requires servicing

 

 

 

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