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Canon BJ-30 Printer

General

Adapter

AD-300 120 Vac
AD-360u 100-240 Vac

Alternative Drivers

Drivers you can use if the BJ-30 driver is not available.

  • BJ-5/10/10e/10ex/10sx/20 (BJ Mode)
  • BJ-100/200/200e/200ex (BJ Mode)
  • Epson LQ-2500/510 (LQ Mode)
  • IBM ProPrinter X24 (BJ Mode)

Battery

For Battery Pack NK-300

  • Charging
    • Plug in the Adapter
    • Close the printer's top lid
    • The charging light should Flash or blink up to 10 hours. When fully charged, the charge light will turn off.
    • A fully charge and good battery can print approx. 180 pages @ 5% coverage, but remember every print job is NOT 5%, so this value can vary greatly. Also If you leave the printer on when not printing, it will shorten the battery time.
  • Discharging / Refresh
    • Insure the battery pack is in the battery case (portable kit)
    • Using a pointed object, ie a pen, press the REFRESH button (right side of battery case).
    • The REFRESH light should blink up to 10 hours max.
    • When the battery is discharged, the printer will start re-charging the battery.

Cartridges

  • BCI-10 - Ink Tank (Black)
  • BC-10 - Print Head

Cleaning Print Head

  • Make sure the printer is turned on and online
  • Press the CLEANING buttons for either 1 or 6 seconds. Pressing the CLEANING button for 1 second activates a quick cleaning routine which lasts 30 seconds, or a long head cleaning routine which lasts for 60 seconds.

Self Test

There are several printer self-tests all accessed the same way.

  • Make sure the sheet feeder contains a stack of paper, and the printer is turned on.
  • Press and hold the MENU button until the second beep.
  • The Word "FONT" disappears from the display and the number starts blinking.
  • Press the CARTRIDGE button until the number you require appears - see list below for what each number does.
    • 2. All modes pattern - this shows all the characters in various pitches and heights.
    • 3. Ripple pattern - this prints a staggered list of all the characters.
    • 4. Nozzle pattern - this prints a series of horizontal lines to make sure the nozzle is functioning correctly.
    • 6. Test Pattern - this prints a Canon BJ-30 Description.
    • 7. Font Pattern - this prints all characters in the available print styles and pitches in each control mode.
  • Press MENU to start the test.

Serial Number

Location - Case coloured label located on underside of printer
Prefixes - XAP, XAM...

Special Paper

  • CF-102A4 - Transparencies. Used for producing overhead transparencies.
  • GP-101A4 - Glossy Paper. Heavier coated paper, used for graphics.
  • LC-301A4 - BubbleJet Paper A4. Lightly coated, water resistant everyday usage paper.

Known Issues

Will not run on battery or battery life is short after charge

Note - The printer will not print if both the Battery and the AC Adapter are plugged in at the same time. If this is not the case, then the battery may need refreshing, as follows,

  • Connect the Adapter to the printer
  • Close the printer cover
  • Press the REFRESH button on the battery pack, the refresh light should begin flashing, it could take up to 10 hours to refresh the battery.

The battery may get a memory effect, meaning it will not charge to full capacity. This is the purpose of the REFRESH function.

Error Codes

ErrorCauseSolution
C1Waste Ink WarningPress Online to continue printing, Note to stop this error you are require to take the printer in for service.
C5Low Battery WarningTry recharging the battery
E1Paper Pickup Error or out of paperAdd Paper or clear paper jam and press the ONLINE button.
E2Paper Delivery JamClear paper jam and press the ONLINE button.
E6Not detecting the print headInstall the print head or replace it
FCLow Battery ErrorTry recharging the battery, if this fails replace the NiCAD battery
F12PrintHead Temperature ErrorTry installing a NEW print head, if the problem continues the printer requires service
F13Print Head Installation ErrorTry installing a NEW print head or reinstalling the print head, if the problem continues the printer requires service
F14Waste Ink is FullRequires Service. See below to reset.
Online button is blinkingCartridge/Printhead not detectedCheck and see if the printhead is sitting in the midde. Typically means replacement of the printhead, try reseating the printhead

F14 Error Reset

1: Unplug adapter
2: Hold POWER
3: Plug in ADAPTER
4: Release POWER after printer starts
5: Hold FF and MENU and press POWER
6: Release after beeps
7: Press <> Cartridge until 1A is displayed
8: Press ONLINE
9: Press POWER to shutoff printer
10: Unplug printer then replug printer


DIP Switches

  • Press the MENU button five times. The display will appear with the word FUNCTION in it.
  • Press the CARTRIDGE button until the required Function number appears.
  • Press the CLEANING button to turn the function either on or off. An empty circle indicates the function is off, a blacked in circle indicates the function is on.
  • 4. Press the ONLINE button - the printer is now ready to print.

BJ Mode

No.FunctionONOFF
1Horizontal Print PositionA4Letter
2Page Length12 inches11 inches
3Text ScaleEnabledDisabled
4Top MarginSee Table 1
5Top MarginSee Table 1
6Smoothing Mode Selection720 dpi360 dpi
7Automatic Power OffEnabledDisabled
8Font LockEnabledDisabled
9Receive Buffer/Download Memory Size3 kb/32 kb35 kb/0 kb
10Automatic Line FeedCR + LFCR Only
11Automatic Carriage ReturnLF + CRLF Only
12Alternate Graphics ModeEnabledDisabled
14Character SetSet 2Set 1
15Code PageSee Table 2
16Code PageSee Table 2
17Code PageSee Table 2
18Code PageSee Table 2
19Automatic Emulation Switching ModeEnabledDisabled
20Low Ink AlertEnabledDisabled

LQ Mode

To Change to LQ Mode

  • Press the MENU button three times until BJ flashes.
  • Press the CARTRIDGE button until LQ flashes.
  • Press ONLINE.
No.FunctionONOFF
1Horizontal Print PositionA4Letter
3Text ScaleEnabledDisabled
4Top MarginSee Table 1
5Top MarginSee Table 1
6Smoothing Mode Selection720 dpi360 dpi
7Automatic Power OffEnabledDisabled
8Font LockEnabledDisabled
9Receive Buffer/Download Memory Size3 kb/32 kb35 kb/0 kb
10Automatic Line FeedCR + LFCR Only
11International Character SetSee Table 3
12International Character SetSee Table 3
13International Character SetSee Table 3
14Character TableGraphicsItalics
15Code PageSee Table 2
16Code PageSee Table 2
17Code PageSee Table 2
18Code PageSee Table 2
19Automatic Emulation Switching ModeEnabledDisabled
20Low Ink AlertEnabledDisabled

Table 1 - Top Margin

SizeFunction 4Function 5
3mmOFFOFF
5mmOFFON
8.5mmONOFF
12.7mmONON

Table 2 : Code Pages

PagesFunction 15Function 16Function 17Function 18
USA, EnglishOFFOFFOFFOFF
MultiOFFOFFOFFON
FrenchOFFOFFONOFF
NorwegianOFFOFFONON
PortugueseOFFONOFFOFF
TurkishOFFONOFFON
CyrillicOFFONONOFF
SlavicOFFONONON
ArabicONOFFOFFOFF
GreekONOFFOFFON

Table 3 : International Character Set

CountryFunction 11Function 12Function 13
USAOFFOFFOFF
UKOFFOFFON
GermanyOFFONOFF
FranceOFFONON
DenmarkONOFFOFF
SwedenONOFFON
ItalyONONOFF
SpainONONON