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Canon LBP 8A1 and LBP 8A2 Printers

General

Toner

EP (LBP-CX) - Toner Cartridge Black

Known Issues

Printer Software

You can download the Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 drivers from Canon's South and Southeast Asia website. For later versions of Windows the drivers should be built into the operating system.


Error Codes

Error codeCauseSolution
00Printer is Ready 
01Test Print Status 
02Wait StatePrinter is warming up...
03Reset Status 
11Out of PaperAdd Paper
14No EP CartridgeInstall the EP Cartridge
15Test PrintWait for test print completion
20Printers memory is FULL1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
Try using lower DPI
21Data to complex1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
Try using lower DPI
22Data sent to quick or mismatch1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
23Printer's memory recived too many fonts, overlays or macros1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
24Lack of memory for FULL PAINT mode1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
25VECTOR REJECTCancel Print job
26Out of Memory1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
3: Try using lower DPI
40 LINE ERRORRS-232 Error1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
Check Print cable connections
Check the RS-232 (serial) parameters match the computer
41A temporary error occured1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
FCFont CartridgeInstall correct font cartridge, press ONLINE
FFToo many characters sets have been registered in the printerReduce characters sets registered
Remove the font card (power off first)
FEFont Card removal or installation errorTurn off the printer prior to removing or installing the font card
OCOperating comment?1: Press ERROR SKIP
2: Press ON LINE
PCCassette mismatchInstall correct paper size
50Fuser Related (Heating)Requires service, Switch off for 10 minutes and retest
51Laser RelatedRequires Service
52Laser RelatedRequires Service
53Laser Related (Overheat)Requires Service
54Main motor faultRequires Service
60Video RelatedRequires Service
61ROM checksom errorReset or Requires service
62ROM checksom errorReset or Requires service
63DRAM relatedReset or Requires service
64Scan BufferReset or Requires service
65DRAM relatedReset or Requires service
88Self Diagnosis Status 

DIP Switches

Switch Bank 1FunctionSettingNotes
SW1-1Sets InterfaceON : Parallel
OFF : Serial
 
SW1-2
SW1-3
SW1-4
To set Baud rate
234Speed
ONONOFF19200
ONOFFON9600
ONOFFOFF4800
Serial see #1
SW1-5To Set Data in ECS modeOn : 7 bit , OFF 8 bitSW3-1 must be ON
SW1-5
SW1-6
SW1-7
To set data, error detection and Stop bits
567DATAPARITYSTOP
OFFOFFOFF8ODD1
OFFOFFON8EVEN1
OFFONOFF8NONE1
OFFONON8NONE2
ONOFFOFF7ODD1
ONOFFON7EVEN1
ONONOFF7ODD2
ONONON7EVEN2
Sw1-1 must be OFF
SW1-8To set polarity of DTRON : Receive enable HIGH
OFF : Receive enable LOW
SW1-1 = OFF
SW2-1to Set RS-232 XON/XOFFON : Xon/Xoff active
OFF : Xon/Xoff not used
SW1-1 = OFF
SW2-2to Set RS-232 ETX/ACKON : ETX/ACKactive
OFF : ETX/ACK not used
SW1-1 = OFF
SW2-3to set RS-232 DTRON : DTR used
OFF : DTR not used
SW1-1 = OFF
SW2-4   
SW2-5Sets automatic carriage return (CR)ON : LF,FF or VT + CR
OFF : LF,FF or VT
 
SW2-6Set automatic LINEFEED (LF)ON : CR + LF
OFF : CR
 
SW2-7To set Automatic carriage return (CR) / LineFeed (LF) operationON :CR to Next Line
OFF : No action
 

Switch #2 (Parallel Mode Interface)

SW2-1
SW2-2
to Set the output order of the BUSY signal(BUSY) and ACKNOWLEDGE (ACK) SW1-1 is OFF
SW2-3to set line mode handshakingON : ACTIVE
OFF : OFF
SW1-1 is OFF
SW2-4Sets DSR conditionsON : Checks for DATA SET READY (DSR)
OFF : Not Checked
SW1-1 is OFF
SW2-5Sets automatic carriage return (CR)ON : LF,FF or VT + CR
OFF : LF,FF or VT
 
SW2-6To Set automatic LINEFEED (LF)ON : CR + LF
OFF : CR
 
SW2-7To set Automatic carriage return (CR) / LineFeed (LF) operationON :CR to Next Line
OFF : No action
 
SW2-8Sets Automatic FORMFEED (FF)ON : Feeds next page if page is full
OFF : Feeds only on FF
 

SWITCH #3

SW3-1To Set INSTRUCTION SetON : ISO mode
OFF : DIABLO mode
ON for Windows
SW3-2Not Used  
SW3-3
SW3-4
to Set "Print Wheel" type
SW3-3SW3-4Print Wheel
ONON88 Metal
ONOFF92 Metal
OFFON96 Metal
OFFOFF96 Plastic
SW3-1 must be off
DIABLO mode
SW3-5
SW3-6
SW3-7
To set Country graphics set
SW3-5SW3-6SW3-7Country
OFFOFFOFFUSA
OFFOFFONUK
OFFONOFFFrance
OFFONONGermany
ONOFFOFFJapan
ONOFFONSweden/Finland
ONONOFFNorway/Denmark
ONONONNot Used
 
SW3-8Not Used  

SWITCH #4

SW4-1Set Paper SizeON : Letter
OFF : A4
SW4-2Not Used 
SW4-3To set page OrientationON : Landscape
OFF : Portrait
SW4-4To Set Line Printer modeON :Prints 66 Lines & 136 characters (Landscape) and 88 lines & 100 characters (Portrait)
OFF : Disabled
SW4-5Reprint after paper jamON : Yes
OFF : No
SW4-6Not Used 
SW4-7
SW4-8
To Set PAINT MEMORY Mode
(LBP-8A2/200A2 only)
SW4-7SW4-8Paint Memory mode
OFFOFFPartial Paint
OFFONNot Used
ONOFFNot Used
ONONFull Paint