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Canon MP520 can print but not scan

When trying to scan, there is an error saying that the scanner is not attached. Yet I can print on the same device without problems. I have downloades and installed the latest MP520 canon all-in-one driver for Max OS X 10.4 twice, but this changes nothing.

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    Thom DelForge Apr 19, 2009

    Same issue -- my MP520 works fine except for the scan mode -- all things are go -- after pressing 'start' -- nothing.  I am running OS X 10.4 on my G4 Mac.

  • JanPenny Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same issue - It worked when I had it connected to a PC, but now I have a Mac. I have installed the drivers for OSX, and it does print and copy, but it still won't scan. Very frustrating!

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I had the same problem. The all-in-one driver download doesn't include the stuff you need for the scanner. Go to this link (canon), click "OSX" on the dropdown list for what os you're using, then click "mp520sosxsd1391ej7.dmg" under "MP520 series Scanner Driver Ver. 13.9.1 (Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6)." It doesn't take long to download and completely fixes the problem.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

  • marubrittle Sep 05, 2010

    thank you.. Beautiful. My scanner is working now!

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    the_tia Feb 05, 2014

    I also found out that 10.9 doesn't need a patch. I just went to my system preferences, found printer and scanners, selected scanners and a utility window pops up and I was able to scan like this too. YAY! Thanks for your guidance. It still helped get me to the right place on the canon website.

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My canon mp520 wont scan

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