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Canons600 keeps telling me to turn on my enable bidirectional support in the printers properties dialog box

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Hi,

Not much to go on, but in printer properties, in ports tab, you'll see an option (second last) called 'enable bidirectional support'. Make sure it's ticked.

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Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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My problem was with my Canon MP210 after upgrading my 64 bit Toshiba laptop from Vista to Windows 7. Getting that same message during each print attempt. It appears that the driver Vista and Window 7 32 bit machines are the same Normal 0 so when I installed the printer after upgrading it used the same driver I had before in Vista. 64 bit systems seem to need a different driver so thats what these instructions are for. First uninstall the current driver and NOT to do it from the Control Panel since it wouldn't remove everything. Here are the steps I used:
UNINSTALL CURRENT DRIVER

  1. Turn printer off
  2. Select "All Programs' from the Start menu
  3. Select the Canon MP driver you want to remove and then select 'Uninstall' from the menu that appears
  4. Clock OK to confirmation message to completely remove all of the components
  5. Wait until 'Uninstall successfully completed' msg is displayed then click OK

REINSTALL DRIVER
  1. Make sure printer is still powered off
  2. Connect printer cable to computer
  3. Turn printer on and driver installation begins automatically
  4. Follow on screen instructions
  5. Access the download site for the printer: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=DownloadIndexAct
  6. Normal 0 Select your printer category, type, and model in the pull down list and click GO
  7. Normal 0 Click on the Drivers and Downloads tab
  8. Normal 0 Click on the exe file in the Drivers box to download the driver file and note where it is saved.
  9. After download is complete double-click on the file to start the installation of the new driver
  10. Follow on screen instruction to complete the install

Hope this helps!

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