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Cannot scan to mac from a cannon mf4150

Please help me ..... i can print on the cannon from my mac but when i scan a document nothing comes to my mac

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  • jjamg Sep 08, 2008

    I have an Cannon mf4150 and a MacBook.  I have no problem faxing from my Mac but when I scan a document the MFToolbox does not appear on my Mac as it detail in the instructions.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    very frustrated with no scanner driver for mac

  • macintosser Oct 07, 2008

    same here, we are an all mac office :)  shame on canon, they are usually such great products. well, actually, i like this product but how are they going to go and sell it with only half the drivers? i emailed them and their respose was:

    "Regrettably, if you are running Mac OSX only printing and PC faxing is 
    supported on the imageCLASS MF4150.  There are no plans to support 

    scanning in Mac OSX from this particular unit.  We sincerely apologize 

    for any inconvenience this may cause."

  • reefguard Dec 12, 2008

    same here: very frustrated that there is no Canon MF 4150 scanner support for Mac OSX. Is there any way around with another TWAIN driver?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    How is your printer hooked up to you Mac?



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There is not yet Mac driver support for the scanner portion of this printer.  The printer should work fine, but no scanner as of yet.  Too bad no one told me at the Office store when I bought it.

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Usually it requires a TWAIN driver installed. Is that driver installed onto your computer?

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