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Canon MP530 printer. I can print fine, but I get the message "Cannot communicate with the printer. Turn Enable bi-directional support on in the printer's Properties dialog box." Also, Ink details are not available.

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  • jkernes Nov 24, 2008

    Cannot communicate with the printer. Turn Enable bi-directional support on in the printer's Properties dialog box. MP830

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Posted on Nov 27, 2008


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Hello there,,

I am using win7 as well and in my experience this is a driver incompatibillity with the operating system which you are using. Have a look and see if there is any win 7 drivers for the device you are using on the internet, assuming you are using vista drivers. Hope this can help you.

Best regards
Andrea

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't enable Bi-directional support for Canon MP610

go to cannon website and download new drivers for windows 7. Had the same problem and this fixed it right up

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

MUKHTAR
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SOURCE: Hi everyone, please help me out on my Canon

just remove the usb cable and connect to other usb port and restart the sysem and printer.

Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks Mukhtar. Although the error dialog still comes up but the printer prints nevertheless. Much appreciated."

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SOURCE: Need to enable bi-directional support

Go to printers and devices and right click on the pic of the printer and click on printer properties!allmost sure its under the advanced tab!Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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Ok, I presume you are using a parallel printer, what you have to do, is go into the BIOS, SETUP, and find the Printer Port, LPT1, and set the port to bi-directional, or SPP, now save, and reboot. Now reinstall again, and it should work. ( It may just work anyway, after reboot, that may be worth a try first)

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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Best regards
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