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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: rdmcelrath on Sep 17, '09 05:03:08AM

I have a CANON PIXMA MX-850 network connected. Was working fine, on 10.5, upgrade to 10.6 deleted my printers. After that the Canon showed up as a scanner only. Same behavior everyone else is seeing. Very annoying.

Go directly to canon and load their latest and greatest drivers. The released a bunch of new software in Sept of 2009. This still didn't resolve the issue. On a lark I downloaded the IJ Network took again. That is the tool that lets you set your printers network settings remotely. It installed, forced a reboot ran the software and I just confirmed the settings that it found. After that my printer showed up in the default list after that. Seems to work fine now.

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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: oobflyer on Sep 19, '09 10:01:10AM

Just in case someone made the same mistake I did:

After Canon posted their new driver for the all-in-one mp620 printer/scanner I ASSUMED that the one driver worked for the printer/scanner. After installing the driver at the top of the list I could print again - yay! But, I still couldn't scan! After a few days of grumbling about still not being able to scan I went back to the Canon website and read a little more carefully - guess what? This all-in-one device requires two, separate drivers! I downloaded the SEPARATE driver for the scanner component and it worked! After 1 month of not being able to print and/or scan - I'm finally back up and running!

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