Question about Canon PIXMA MP520 InkJet Printer

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I have an old mac laptop running 10.4 os, have just purchased a new canon mp520, loaded the drivers and when i print, it send to the printer says on the small screen it is processing and then just stops and nothing. Has anyone got any ideas as to what is causing this. The printer is connected via usb from the computer to the printer using the usual print cable. Thanks.

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  • kirst303 Jun 22, 2009

    Thank you so much for your suggestions, I have tried both drivers and unloaded and reloaded them and still have had no success. When i print to the printer, the printer on the screen says it is processing and then it just disappears and nothing prints. I have never had any problems loading drivers and being able to print straight away.


  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    prixma mp520

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You most likely have installed the wrong drivers, the drivers are incompatable with your operating system, get a driver to match your os

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    ok are you sure windows is detecting your printer, try pluging printer into another usb port, check device manager to see if any conflicts or red x's or so on your printer, because windows should automatically install the right drivers for you

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If the drivers are version 10.1.2.0 you may need version 6.9.3 or vice versa here's a link http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=2610&modelid=15483#DownloadDetailAct

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

  • Kim Vernon Jun 22, 2009

    What was your previous printer did it work on the powerbook. Have you tried repairing permissions and running software update recently.


    Go menu Utilities launch disk utility highlight hard drive and repair permissions.
    Next goto Apple menu top left corner run software update.


    Have you selected the printer correctly go to help menu search select printer and follow instructions for changing default printer.



  • Kim Vernon Jun 22, 2009

    The above best result is totally wrong as he's talking about a PC not a Powerbook running OSX whoever voted is an idiot

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