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If you have windows XP or later you can use thw Windows picture/fax viewer. Unfortunately I cannot insert PDF files I have created here. In picture/fax viewer you choose contact prints or wallet prints and select number of times each picture is used.
Best solution i think How to reset the Canon MP150 (also worked with my MP140 so it might work with others as well) after a refill (Step 10 concerns refill; instructions below the steps): Method1 (Safe Factory Method): 1) Disconnect the printer's power outlet 2) Press and hold the power button while connecting the power outlet back. 3) While still holding down the power button, press the reset button twice.(red circle with a triangle) 4) Release the power button Printer takes about 10 seconds to show the number 0. 5) Press + to change the value from 0 to 1. 6) When this value is 1, press colour button; this will light up two leds. One is for plain paper and the other for photo paper. At this point is feed Printer with paper. 7) Press the power button twice and then press the colour button once. The printer will print a some stuff. Don't worry much about the printed material. I got some stripped lines and some numbers. I believe that my colour cartridge is clogged which explains why I got the green strips. When you print this sheet the value in the display returns to zero. 8 ) Open Printer's cover cover (not the scanner cover) and remove the cartridges. With Printer still open, disconnect the power outlet. 9) Close the lid and turn on The printer. 10) Refill cartridges and place them back in their nice little abode in The printer.
Ruth...unfortunately you must wait on Canon to get a print driver that works.
Background: In the process of creating and publishing new operating systems Apple contacts all of the peripheral manufacturers that they have to support and gives them the interface criteria for their new operating system. In this list is printers. When the operating system is published it does not include all printers because many times the printer manufacturers don't have time to react.
One of the criteria is how good is the information that Apple gave them for the interface. Printer drivers are time-related and often are tricky to write. This sounds like the version that you have (4.83) is not a good version or may be interacting with other software combinations that only you have that weren't tested. I wouldn't be suprised if they came out with 4.84 this week.
Your best bet is to contact Canon directly with your problem and keep on them until they have it solved. Mention that your only option at this point is to buy someone else's (not Canon) printer. Every new version of a print driver is some solution to a problem that they have had in the past or a new compatibility with new operating system. Remember that Canon has limited resources and money (incentive) to fix your problem and may not be as responsive as you would like. Also, Apple is still the minority player in the operating system market (less incentive).
My solution: continue to contact Canon until you get an a fix.
- cost...your time and effort. Time to fix...???
My second solution: buy another printer (not a Canon). Make sure it is in the list that Apple (specifically Mac OS X 10.5) says they have drivers that they have tested.
- cost...$150US maybe. Time to fix...immediate.