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Canon BJC-610 Printer

General

Alternative Drivers

Drivers you can use if the BJC-610 driver is not available.

  • DOS : BJ-200/200e/200ex (BJ Mode/Black)
  • DOS : Epson LQ2550 (LQ Mode Colour/Black)

Cartridges

  • BJI-201BkHC - Black Ink Tank
  • BJI-201C - Cyan Colour Ink Tank
  • BJI-201M - Magenta Colour Ink Tank
  • BJI-201Y - Yellow Colour Ink Tank

Cleaning Print Heads

Cleaning ALL Print Heads : Press the PRINT MODE and ENV buttons at the same time until the printer beeps and the INK and ENV lights flash. Press the print mode button six times OR until all lights are flashing. To start the cleaning, press the ENV button until the printer beeps. When the cleaning is complete the indicator lights stop flashing.

Cleaning Individual Print Heads : First make sure the printer is turned on. On the printer's control panel press the PRINT MODE and ENV buttons at the same time until the printer beeps and the Ink and ENV lights flash. Press the print mode button until the light indicating the colour of the ink cartridge that needs to be cleaned is flashing. To start the cleaning, press the ENV button until the printer beeps. When the cleaning is complete, the indicator lights stop flashing.

Reinstalling the Print Head

  • Turn the printer off.
  • Open the front cover, remove all four ink cartridges and set them upright on a level surface with their number labels facing up.
  • Next, close the printer cover, turn the printer back on and perform the quick print head cleaning.
  • When the cleaning is complete, turn the printer off and open the printer's cover. Open the print head compartment cover.
  • Grasp the print head unit by the sides and lift it out.
  • Inspect the nozzles for any dust or debris, then reseat/reinstall it.
  • Close the compartment cover.
  • You should hear 2 distinct clicks.
  • Once the compartment cover is firmly closed, reinstall the ink cartridges and then close the printer cover.

Self Tests

Colour Pattern : With the Printer switched off, press and hold the FF button, and press the POWER button until the printer beeps. When the POWER light starts to flash, release both buttons. When the POWER light stops flashing, the printer starts to print the color pattern. To stop printing the test, press the POWER button to turn off the printer.

Font Pattern : With the printer switched off, press and hold the PRINT MODE button, and press the POWER button until the printer beeps. When the POWER light starts to flash, release both buttons. When the POWER light stops flashing, the printer starts to print the Font Pattern. To stop printing the test, press the POWER button to turn off the printer.

Nozzle Check Pattern : With the printer switched off, press and hold the ONLINE button, and press the POWER button until the printer beeps. When the POWER light starts to flash, release both buttons. When the POWER light stops flashing, the printer starts to print the Nozzle Check Pattern. To stop printing the test, press the POWER button to turn off the printer.

Serial Number

Location - Cream coloured label on the back of the printer near the power cord
Prefixes - TYN...

Special Paper

  • CF-102A4 - Transparencies. Used for producing overhead transparencies.
  • GP-101A4 - Glossy Paper. Heavier coated paper, used for graphics.
  • LC-101A4 - Coated A4 Paper. Coated paper used for high quality print.
  • LC-301A4 - BubbleJet Paper A4. Lightly coated, water resistant everyday usage paper.
  • FS-101 - Fabric Sheet. Allows images to be printed onto 100% Cotton fabric (Machine Washable).
  • BF-102A4 - Back Print Film A4. Used to produce back-lit displays.
  • HG-101 - High Gloss Film A4. Gives documents a Gloss finish, used for reports/graphics.
  • TR-101 - T-Shirt Transfer. Images can be printed onto the transfer material and then ironed onto T-shirts, Sweaters, etc..

Known Issues

Sharing With Other Parallel Port Devices

The Canon BJC-610 printer has a bidirectional communication feature. This feature does not share the parallel port, and can cause problems when you try and share the parallel port with other devices, for example scanners. You can correct this problem by downloading the Non-WPS Printer Drivers from Canon's Website.

Problems using Printer with Logitech Pagescan

When the printer is connected to the computer through a Logitech Pagescan, it does not function correctly. The solution is to remove reference to WAKEUP.DLL from the system.ini file.

Horizontal Registration is not Aligned

When printing either self tests or text, the printout looks smudged or blurred. The solution is to correct bi-directional alignment, which can be done either via the print driver or the printer's control panel.

After installing new Cartidges, the Error light flashes and ink light is lit

The Ink detection may require callibration, as follows

  • Turn off the printer
  • Remove all the ink tanks. (Cartridges)
  • Unplug the printer (maybe easiest to unplug from back of printer).
  • Set paper thickness lever to the plain paper position (DOWN). (Lever beside black cartridge)
  • Close the printer cover.
  • Hold POWER and FF buttons while plugging the printer in.
  • After tone(s) and print head mechanism stops moving, press ONLINE.
  • You should hear more tone(s).
  • Set paper thickness lever to the envelope position (UP).
  • Close the Printer Cover.
  • Press FF button. There should be more tone(s) and then it shuts itself off.
  • Unplug the printer.
  • Install all ink tanks.(Cartridges)
  • Set paper thickness lever back to the plain paper position.

Windows 95 crashes after installing printer driver.

Computer lockups after rebooting from Windows Printing System driver installation. This typically happens after upgrading from Windows 3.1x to Windows 95. The solution is to edit the System.ini file and remove the MinTimeSlice line.

"Absolutely Bogus WPS printer driver"

My printer driver is set as "Absolutely Bogus WPS printer driver", and despite reinstalling the drivers it won't let me set it back to the Canon driver, as it tells me the driver doesn't exist. What can I do?

What you need to do is run Regedit, and remove any entries in the Windows Registry for "Absolutely Bogus WPS printer driver" or "Absolutely Bogus WPS printer dr". When you've done that, close Regedit and Reboot the computer. Once back into Windows, go back into the printer properties and you should be able to select the correct driver.

Ink Sensor / Paper Thickness Calibration fails

This can be caused by dirt on the sensor preventing proper operation. To clear this,

  • Open the cover on the printer to expose the cartridges.
  • Unplug printer
  • Replug printer
  • Power up printer
  • When the printhead moves away from the right, quickly unplug the printer.
  • At this point you should be able to move the printhead to the left,
  • The INK SENSOR will be exposed well enough to clean, the sensor is located just behind the front silver rail.
  • Clean the Sensor and area near it.
  • Replug in the printer and Power up

Colours not Printing properly

Make sure that you have printer driver set to Colour Matching.

Removing the Windows Printing System

Taken from Canon's website. Use the following procedure to remove the Windows Printing System for the Canon BJC-610 from your computer.

Windows 3.1x

  • Double-click on the "Control Panel" icon.
  • Double-click on the "Printers" icon.
  • Select the Canon BJC-610.
  • Push the "Remove" button.
  • Confirm that you want to remove the Canon BJC-610 printer, push the"Yes" button.
  • Close all open dialog boxes and exit from the Control Panel.
  • Exit from Windows.
  • Change to the Windows directory.
  • Delete the following files :
    • WPSCR.HLP
    • WPSCR95.HLP
    • WPSCR95.CNT
    • WPSCRIN.EXE
    • WPSCRIN.HLP
    • WPSCRIN.INI
    • WPSRHW16.DLL
  • Edit the SYSTEM.INI file. Under the [386Enh] section, delete the following lines:
    • device=WPSRCOM.386
    • device=WPSCREM.386
    • device=WPSRBND.386
    • WPSLPT1=1
    • NONJUMBOLPT1=1
  • Change to the Windows SYSTEM directory and delete the following files:
    • WPSSETUP.INF
    • WPSCUST.INF
    • WPSRQP.DLL
    • WPSRCOM.386
    • WPSCREM.386
    • WPSRBND.386
    • WPSRBUD.DLL
    • WPSRRE.DLL
    • WPSRRS.DLL
    • WPSRRP.DLL
    • WPSAPD.DLL
    • WPSCRPSM.DLL
    • WPSLP.DLL
    • WPSPSW.EXE
    • WPSMOM.PSW
    • WPSCRTST.EXE
    • WPSCR.DRV
    • WPSCR31.DLL
    • WPSCR95.DLL
    • WPSCRCM.DLL
    • WPSMON.DLL
    • WPSMON16.DLL
    • WPSINST.DLL
    • WPSFIX16.DLL
    • WPSFIX32.DLL
    • WPSLOAD.EXE
  • If you want to delete the Windows™ Printing System sounds, delete the following files from where you installed them. (Default is the Windows\System directory):
    • CRADDPAP.WAV
    • CRALICOM.WAV
    • CRALIPRH.WAV
    • CRCHGPAP.WAV
    • CRCHKPRH.WAV
    • CRFEEPAP.WAV
    • CRPAPJAM.WAV
    • CRPRTCOM.WAV
    • CRPRTERR.WAV
    • CRPRTPAU.WAV
    • CRPRTRES.WAV
    • CRPRTSTA.WAV
    • CRPRTSTP.WAV
    • CRRPLINK.WAV
    • CRSETTHK.WAV
    • CRSRVREQ.WAV

Windows 95 and Windows 98 :

  • Go to the start menu. Go to the "Settings" item. Open the "Printers" folder.
  • Delete the Canon BJC-610 printer. Close the "Printers" folder.
  • Go to the Explorer, go to the Windows directory, go to the "start menu" folder, go to the "Programs" folder, delete the "Windows Printing System" folder.
  • Go to Start. Select the "Shut Down..." menu item. Select "Restart Computer in MS-DOS Mode?" Press "Yes."
  • Once the computer starts in MS-DOS mode go to your Windows directory, and type: "del wps*.*" Press enter.
  • Now type: "Deltree wps" Press Enter. Say press "Y" Press enter.
  • Now go to the system directory. Type: "del wps*.*" Press enter.
  • Now go to the windows directory and type: "Edit win.ini"
  • Search win.ini for WPS entries. Remove them, unless they are for works. Save the file.
  • Edit the SYSTEM.INI file. Under the [386Enh] section, delete the following lines:
    • device=WPSRCOM.386
    • device=WPSCREM.386
    • device=WPSRBND.386
    • WPSLPT1=1
    • NONJUMBOLPT1=1
  • Type Exit. This should restart Windows.
  • Go to the start menu. Select the "Run..." item. Type "Regedit -v".
  • Go to the edit menu on Regedit. Select the "Find..." item.
  • Type "wps" in the "Find What" edit box on the "Find" Dialog box.
  • Press the "Find Next" button.
  • As the WPS items are found, review them for their contents. Works adds a ".wps" entry, and there may be others. Generally speaking, you will want to delete any key called WPS, and any key that only contains entries for the BJC-610 printer.
  • Close Regedit. It automatically saves your changes.
  • Reboot Windows.

Error Codes

PowerBeepsErrorOnlineBKCMYInkEnvError ConditionSolution
On OFFON      Ready 
On2On       Paper jam or out of paperAdd paper or remove the paper jam and press ONLINE to continue
On2      BlinkBlinkWASTE INK warningYou can continue printing by pressing ONLINE however the printer is due for service
On2      BlinkBlinkINK OUT - The printer is out of INK , Note any combination of BK, C, M or Y may blinkReplace or check the ink cartridges that have BLINKING lights - BK = Black, C = CYAN, M = Magenta, Y = Yellow
On3Blink      OnThis indicates Carriage Error (Printhead movement)See notes below on Encoder Errors. If that doesn't work, printer requires a service
On3Blink     On Home Position Error (Printhead movement)Requires Service
On3Blink     OnOnEncoder Error (Printhead movement)See notes below on Encoder Errors. If that doesn't work, printer requires a service
On3Blink    On  Paper Feed Motor ErrorRequires Service
On3Blink    On OnAuto Sheet Feeder Home Position ErrorRequires Service
On3Blink    OnOn Internal Temperature ErrorRequires Service
On3Blink   On   WASTE INK is FullRequires Service
On3Blink   On  OnThis indicates EEPROM ErrorRequires Service
On3Blink ON     ROM ErrorRequires Service
On3Blink On  On  RAM ErrorRequires Service
On3Blink   On On Gate Array ErrorRequires Service
On3Blink   On OnOnInk DetectionSee Notes for Recalibration Method
On3Blink       PrintHead ErrorRequires Service, Possibly remove printhead and reinstall may resolve problem. Any combination of BK,C,M,Y may be be blinking

Notes - Encoder Error

If you receive an encoder error, try the following,

  • Power off the printer
  • Unplug the printer power cord
  • Hold PRINT MODE and POWER buttons and plug in the printer's cord
  • Release the buttons after the tones (beeps)
  • Wait until the printer finishes, and power off
  • Unplug the printer
  • Plug it back in

Print mode is the button below the 4 Leds (BkCMY)

Notes - Recalibration Procedure

  • Turn off the printer
  • Remove all the ink tanks. (Cartridges)
  • Unplug the printer (maybe easiest to unplug from back of printer).
  • Set paper thickness lever to the plain paper position (DOWN). (Lever beside black cartridge)
  • Close the printer cover.
  • Hold POWER and FF buttons while plugging the printer in.
  • After tone(s) and print head mechanism stops moving, press ONLINE.
  • You should hear more tone(s).
  • Set paper thickness lever to the envelope position (UP).
  • Close the Printer Cover.
  • Press FF button. There should be more tone(s) and then it shuts itself off.
  • Unplug the printer.
  • Install all ink tanks.(Cartridges)
  • Set paper thickness lever back to the plain paper position.

Waste Error Reset

1: Unplug Power Cord
2: Hold POWER and FF and Print Mode buttons
3: Plug in Power Cord
4: Release after the beeps

DIP Switches

BJ Mode

SwitchFunctionOnOFFFactory
Setting
1Horizontal Print PositionA4LetterOFF
2Text Scale ModeEnabledDisabledOFF
3Character SetSet 2Set 1OFF
4Code PageSee Table 1OFF
5Code PageSee Table 1OFF
6Code PageSee Table 1OFF
7Page Length12 inches11 InchesOFF
8Alternate Graphics ModeEnabledDisabledOFF
9Automatic Carriage ReturnLine Feed = LF+CRLine Feed = LFOFF
10Automatic Line FeedCR + LFCR OnlyOFF
11Printer Control Mode (DOS)Epson LQ-2550BJ-10/IBM X24eOFF
12Not Used  OFF

Table 1 - Code Page for BJ mode

Code PageSwitch 4Switch 5Switch 6
850OFFOFFON
437OFFOFFOFF
860ONONON
863OFFONON
865ONOFFOFF

LQ MODE

SwitchFunctionOnOffFactory
Setting
1Horizontal Print PositionA4LetterOFF
2Text Scale ModeEnabledDisabledOFF
3Character SetGraphicsItalicsOFF
4Int'l Character SetSee Table 2OFF
5Int'l Character SetSee Table 2OFF
6Int'l Character SetSee Table 2OFF
7TypefaceSee Table 3OFF
8TypefaceSee Table 3OFF
9TypefaceSee Table 3OFF
10Automatic Line FeedCR + LFLFOFF
11Printer Control Mode (DOS)Epson LQ-510BJ-10/IBM X24eON
12Not Used  OFF

Table 2 : International Character Set

CountrySwitch 4Switch 5Switch 6
USAOFFOFFOFF
UKOFFOFFON
GermanyOFFONOFF
FranceOFFONON
DenmarkONOFFOFF
SwedenONOFFON
ItalyONONOFF
SpainONONON

Table 3 : Typeface

TypefaceSwitch 7Switch 8Switch 9
RomanOFFOFFOFF
Sans SerifOFFOFFON
DraftOFFONOFF
CourierOFFONON
PrestigeONOFFOFF
ScriptONOFFON
OratorONONOFF
Orator-SONONON