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asked May 28, 2003 at 10:45am
Canon Canon Personal Copiers (PC) 6

Canon BJ-5

My Canon bubblejet BJ-5 printer will print a random no. of lines, (i.e., 1/2 to 6 1/2) of a print job (even does this for the self-test print feature, so it's not software related), then the carriage noisily returns to home position and the printer turns its own power off. I can get the printer to work correctly by running it WITHOUT a cartridge, an unsatisfactory solution as you can imagine. I've tried new cartridges, cleaning the printer, powering on and off, to no avail. Any ideas before I add this printer to the landfill problem? Thanks.

Dave Manning