Canon BJ-200 Printer
Drivers you can use if the BJ-200 driver is not available.
Ripple Test : Switch the printer off. With the Online and Print mode buttons held down, switch the printer on. When the beeper sounds release the buttons. To quit the test press the two buttons for a second.
All Modes Test : Switch the printer off. Hold down the Online button and turn the power on. When the beeper sounds release the online button.
Location - Cream coloured label on the back of the printer near the power cord
The printer won't print
If the printer is turned on and nothing happens (all indicators do not light), turn off printer and use the following steps :
Indicators light but printer won't print
ONLINE, HS and HQ indicators are blinking
A RAM/ROM error has probably occurred.
Error indicator lights
Paper won't load into the printer
For manual loading, be sure to insert the paper to the interior of the sheet feeder and hold it for one second when printer is online. If the paper is not inserted far enough, the paper won't load.
Multiple sheets are loading into the printer
Paper is loaded skewed (Printing is skewed)
Make sure the paper is loaded squarely into the sheet feeder and the right side of the paper is aligned against the right wall of the sheet feeder with the left side of the paper aligned against the paper guide.
Envelopes won't load
Paper does not eject after printing
When the printer does not eject the paper after printing, press the ONLINE switch to turn the printer off-line, then press and hold the LF/FF switch for one second to eject the paper.
Paper jams occur
The ERROR indicator will light and the printer will go off-line if a paper jam occurs. Clear the paper jam as follows:
Print quality problems
The printer has three print modes with different print densities. The HS mode density is low, HQ mode is high, and the density of SHQ is the highest of all. If you use HS mode and are not getting satisfactory character density, try HQ or SHQ mode. For copier paper, it has a "right" side and a "wrong" side. If the print quality is poor, try turning the paper over and using the other side. If print quality is unsatisfactory (e.g. blurred characters), check to make sure that you are using the correct kind of paper and printing in the correct printing area (see section of manual on "Recommended Paper"). If ink gets on the printer platen, the reverse side of the printed page will have smudges. If this occurs, clean the platen by feeding a few sheets of paper through the printer. If white streaks or missing dots appear on printed pages, perform the print head cleaning operation.
If quality is not crisp and clear after cleaning the print head, repeat the head cleaning procedure again. If output still isn't satisfactory after five consecutive print head cleanings, replace the BJ cartridge.
If the following print quality problems are found in the entire printing area, check the most probable cause in order as listed below :
If the printout includes ink-stained areas when printing large black areas of print (high-density graphics for example), using the SHQ mode continuously, perform the following steps:
If the printout includes thin stains around double-high characters printed in BJ10-mode, try to set the paper-thickness adjustment lever to the right position and print again.
Printout is Wrong
If your print out does not appear as you expect, check that the printer control mode matches the printer driver selected.
Characters on the screen do not match the printer characters
Many graphics characters and special symbols are produced by different ASCII codes according to the make of computer and printer. Compare the character set in your computer manual with the printer character set shown in Appendix A of the manual. Set the correct character table and printer control mode using the printer's DIP switches.
Printer is printing beyond the page edge (Printer prints only part of each line)
Printer prints incorrect number of lines on a page
Printer is not using the font you selected with the DIP switches
Software is overriding the DIP switch settings. Change the initialization string that the software sends.
Computer indicates a device time-out
How to install BJ200 printer driver from vendor-provided disk.
Disk cannot be installed from Windows. Exit to Dos, and type "CANON" at the A:\ prompt. This will decompress the drivers and write them onto the disc (disc must not be write-protected). Then install the printer from within Windows Control Panel, using the "Install Unlisted or Updated Driver" option.
Print head moves, but nothing prints
This usually occurs when a new printer cartridge has been inserted. Run the print head cleaning process which should always be run when a new cartridge is inserted. Place a piece of kitchen towel over the print head and blow in the hole located on the side of the print head. This should force ink through the print head onto the towel. Dab the cartridge with a damp cloth to clear the blockage. Re-seat the cartridge to ensure the connections are correct. Ensure that the printer is switched off correctly. Use the switch on the printer, not the wall socket. This will ensure the print head is closed correctly and does not block up or dry out.
Power light flashes and the printer does not work
Try removing and reinstalling the cartridge.
The printer does not print
There are many reasons why it may not print. Listed below are some of the tests you can perform. Run a self test to establish printer is a working unit. If this does not work the printer is faulty. Exit to DOS and print out a text file. EG PRINT AUTOEXEC.BAT. This should then print to the printer. If it does not either there is a printer port, computer LPT1 port or printer cable problem. exchange the cable and try again. Test the printer on another computer. If it does print it is a software problem. If rubbish is printed from the DOS prompt. Again it could be printer port, computer LPT1 port or printer cable problem. exchange the cable and try again. Test the printer on another computer. Ensure that the printer is plugged in and connected correctly.
Text is split
Paper error light comes on when switching on printer
Take any paper out of the printer and start the printer again. Insert the paper and press on line. Ensure the paper is inserted correctly. Far enough over to the left if no sheetfeeder attached over the right if the sheetfeeder attached. Check the DIP switches are set correctly and the correct emulation has been set on the PC.
LQ MODE (Epson LQ-510)
Table 1 : International Character Set
Table 2 : Typeface