Question about Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet Printer
When trying to use scanner the following message appears -
"Cannot communicate with scanner.
Cable may be disconnected or scanner my be turned off. Check status.
Scanner driver will be closed.
However the printer & copy functions work perfectly.
SOURCE: scanner error
if you put the installation cd in the drive and then if it autostarts close it down, then go to device manager and the properties of the scanner and update driver let pc search automatically and it should reinstall it and then all should be fine i hope , had the same problem on my all in one device
Posted on Sep 24, 2007
SOURCE: I cannot get my PIXMA
For any pilgrims lost on the path, and trying to follow the map above, here is a major road not marked
- the actual link here takes you straight there! I couldn't get it from the canon website, I got it by searching for 'scangearmp-common'.
Posted on May 03, 2008
I have a new macbook pro OS 10.5 and installed a new HP L7590 all in one printer. Same problem. Called Apple and they confirmed that they do not have a driver for the Airport Express to allow scanning wireless. Therefore, SOL. If want to scan, then have to unplug from APE and plug into laptop. My solution is to use a USB hub and mount close to desktop so I can easily remove my HP and connect to laptop to scan often (or buy a cheap flatbed). GARY
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
You said the printer works, but does it work from windows sending it to the printer.
If it does, then there could be a few problems. You should start by looking at you printer under start-printer, you should see the printer and should show your model. I would make sure that the software
you installed for the printer was for the OS you are running Xp,vista and try to reinstall it.
Because of the one error you listed, driver failed. Most times you can just reinstall it again,and when it goes to the folder just have it overwrite the folder. If running vista, turn off UAC when installing drivers.
Then unplug the printer and plug it back in after you restarted the system from the install, and windows will see the printer.
Now maybe someone had the same problem that can give you better advise so just wait. But you can at least shut down your pc, unplug your printer, restart the system,plug in the printer and try it again,and if the problem remains, hopefully someone else posted or try your software install. Hope you get it working.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Ok but its saying to check your usb cable and you need to check if both the pc and this scanner is plugged in with this usb cable and that the scanner has it's power plugged in too.
It could also mean that you did not properly install the drive or the drive is old and you need to replace it or update it.
Please let me know what happens after ok?
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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