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Pixma IP 4200 does not print

One day my IP4200 just stopped printing. Two long phone calls to Canon did nothing. I've downloaded the latest drivers after deleting the old ones and still nothing. We logged in on a root account (mac G4 OSX 10.4) and still no printing. It will perform a test print but just blinks green when asked to print a regular job.I finally tested this printer on another computer (mac G3 OSX 10.3) and it works. So I guess I know it's not the printer. It seems to work fine on the G3. Very frustrating--is there something else beside drivers? Is printer software something different? Please help! I posted this problem originally on 8/2/07. Thanks!

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  • aychjay62 Dec 29, 2007

    I have a similar problem with a network 4200...all of a sudden, it stops printing. No test pages, no maintenance, no docs. All cables are in, power off and on, printer reloaded in router (airport extreme). In the past, reloading the printer has worked. Not this time. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    printer doesnt print

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    So here is what I have found... when you install the canon drivers build 483 the printing will work but only on standard page prints.  When I do a picture... the printing stops half way through... and nothing.!!!! 

    Then I install the GIMP versions... and we are all good.  

    Try to install the other drivers... and same result.... It must be something to do with the Canon Drivers.

    MacBook Pro - Airport Extreme - UsB connected



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On the first question it sounds like the Mac might have a problem with its port. Check cable, try another device in that port. You really should ask around on a Mac site as this is not a printer problem since it works on another machine.

For the second person, you're using the machine plugged into a network? Is it plugged into router? If you're having an IP address conflict, you can get the problems you're describing. Make sure that you use a static IP address that is much higher address than any dynamic machines might be assigned.

For example, if you're using dynamic IPs, for example in the area of and up. If you have four OTHER devices on your network, they may be, .102, .103, .104. So, the highest IP address they should be assigned is Too allow for guest IP addresses, you should set your printer to be so none of your devices or a guests device will ever be able to have a conflicting address.

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