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Canon BJC-250 Printer

General

Adapter

AD-300 120vac

Alternative Drivers

Drivers you can use if the BJC-250 driver is not available.

  • Windows : BJC-210/600/600e/800/4000
  • DOS : BJ-200/200e/200ex (BJ Mode/Black)
  • DOS : IBM ProPrinter X24 (BJ Mode/Black)

Cartridge

  • BC-02 - Black Ink & Integral Print Head
  • BC-05 - Colour Ink & Integral Print Head
  • BC-06 - Photo Ink & Integral Print Head
  • BC-09f - Fluorescent Ink & Integral Print Head

Cleaning Print Head

With the printer online, hold down the RESUME button for 2 beeps.

Self Test

Demo Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 1 beep. Press RESUME to stop.
Status Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 2 beep. Press RESUME to stop.
Ripple Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 3 beeps. Press RESUME to stop.
Nozzle Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 4 beeps. Press RESUME to stop.

Serial Number

Located on a cream coloured label on the rear of the printer, centre back of sheet feed.

Known Issues

Printing Gibberish When Attached to a Packard Bell PC

If the printer is attached to a Packard Bell 9000 Series PC, then go into the Control Panel and then Fonts, and look for the Font WPBOXDRAWING. If it is there, then delete it. Also check that the Canon printer is set as the default printer.

Black Page When Printing Faxes

If when you print a fax, it comes out as a solid black page, go into the printer's properties and set the printer to Mono.

Printing Squashed or Running off Right Hard Side of Page

If your printing is either squashed down the left hand side of the page, or that it runs off the right hand edge of the page the cause is down to the printer not detecting the right colour cartridge in the printer.

What you need to do is go into the Properties for the printer, then into the Graphics tab, and in the Colour Model section, change the setting from Colour to Photo Colour (if it is already set to Photo Colour, change it to Colour).

Printer Properties - Graphics

It might also be worth turning on Cartridge Detection as well.

Printer Properties - Settings

Problems with Cartridge Detection / Slow Printing With BC-02 Cartridge

When using the BC-02 cartridge, printing is very slow. Cartridge detection (or Status Self Test Page) indicates that the cartridge is either BC-05 (Colour) or BC-06 (Photo). To solve this and other problems with cartridge detection,

  • Power off the printer
  • Unplug the printer's power cord, wait 5 seconds then replug the power cord in.
  • Hold the Power button for 7 Beeps
  • Release the Power Button

This will reset the printer and should resolve incorrect cartridge detection problems.

Error Message : "Internal Error: Colour Adjustment Method will not be available".

Whenever you try to print you get the above message. If you press OK, it prints, but if you press Cancel it says you don't have enough memory to use the printer's driver. The solution is to update the printer's drivers to version 3.93 or higher. The drivers should be available from Canon's Website. Remember to uninstall the previous driver before updating.

Printers locks up on computer boot

My printer will not start up correctly when the computer starts. I need to unplug the printer's adapter to reset the printer.

There are 2 possible solutions to this. Firstly enable AUTO POWER ON in the printer properties. Secondly update the printer drivers to v3.93 or higher.

Will not print in colour in DOS Applications

Cannot print in colour even though colour is selected and a BC-21e printhead is installed in the printer.

When printing in colour, make sure that the colour cartridge (BC-21e) is installed in Holder 1, otherwise the printout will be in monochrome. Also insure that the "Print in black ink only" check box is not checked.

Power light flashes and the printer does not work

Try removing and reinstalling the cartridge.

Printer switches itself off after 1 minute

This printer has an AutoShutoff mode, check the printer driver properties via the Control Panel under CONTROL. You can disabled it if you wish, note the printer also has an AutoPower ON mode when a print job is sent aswell.

Error Codes

Power/Error
State
Indicator 
Color
BeepsCause / ErrorSolution
OffOff No Power 
OnGreen Ready 
BlinksGreen This indicates the Cartridge is not installed or not installed correctlyReinstall the cartridge
BlinksOrange Unknown 
OnOrange1Paper Pickup Error  or out of paperAdd Paper or clear paper jam and press the RESUME button
OnOrange2Paper JamClear paper jam and press the RESUME button
BlinksOrange1 or 2ROM or RAM faultRequires service
BlinksOrange3Cartridge out of positionTry reinstalling or replacing the cartridge if this fails then it requires service
BlinksOrange4Carriage home position errorRequires service
BlinksOrange5Waste Ink FullRequires service
BlinksOrange6Over Temperature ErrorTry replacing the Cartridge if this fails then the printer requires service
BlinksOrange7-10Print position or Cleaning faultRequires service, however try removing the cartridge and make sure nothing is blocking the cartridges movement.

If you are getting problems with cartridge detection, try,

  • Power off the printer
  • Hold power button for 6 Beeps
  • Release power