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Canon MP480 won't scan.

I installed the drivers and can't print and make copies.  I have the device hooked up through airport extreme.  When I try to scan, it says that it can see the device and that I should check the wiring.  What is the problem?

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    same here
    and nothing has worked - new drivers - tried it on two other macs
    no love. wtf canon how hard is this

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    When i try to scan in a picture it keeps saying Set the document on the platen glass. I keep doing that and it still wont work....any solutions?

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    It seems as though this printer just isn't designed to work with an airport extreme, which is odd given that they are offered at a promotional price when buying a mac. But I've looked all over and there don't seem to be drivers out now to correct the issue. WIll just have to plug the printer directly into your computer and bypass wireless printing, for now... hopefully

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    I'm also trying to scan using Airport Extreme and found this question because I had the same problem loop. The workaround I found is to use an SD card and scan to the card. It's a hassle, but it works for now.


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