Question about Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer
I have a brand new MP210 printer, which I've tried to connect to my computer. I've gone through the installation process, but get stuck at the automatic detection stage. The printer is on, the cable is connected at both ends, but the computer refuses to admit the printer exists. I tried manually assigning it to printer ports (LTP1-3 and COM1-4), but that didn't work. Help!
Make sure that your connecting cable is USB 2.0 compatible.
I also went through this problem. Spent the better part of 4 hours dealing with it. Looked up lots of help, redid all installations to no avail. Came across a small reference as to the cable. Make sure that your cable is USB 2.0 compatible. I thought mine was. Went out and got a new one that said 2.0 on the label and now all works perfectly. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
I had the same problem with Windows XP. I was able to go to the Canon website and download an updated driver version which did the trick. (www.canon.co.uk -> Download Software -> Multifunctionals -> MP210). The later version that worked for me is called 1.00a.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
Thank you Tim79,
i spent close to 5 hours trying to install my printer, and gave up for 2 months, until i found your soulution.
ran my install disk until promted to plug in the usb, but first i turned the printer on and went to u on the maintenence menu on the printer, then pluged in the usb. i am now happily printing.
thanks a ton.
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
Finally, after many hours, I have got it to work. I had to do two things.
1. Download the correct drivers from the Canon website (although the box my printer came in says Vista compatible, apparently the drivers for Vista are NOT on the CD inside the box. Stupid or what? Furthermore, there is a whole section of the Canon website dedicated to Vista drivers. But don't bother looking there, because Canon have decided to hide these drivers in another dark corner of their website). If you already downloaded drivers from the CD, first you need to uninstall them: go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features, then right-click on all of the Canon items and click Uninstall. Now you need to download the Vista drivers from the Canon website: go to www.canon.co.uk -> Download Software -> Multifunctionals -> PIXMA MP210; choose the Operating System (Windows Vista) and Language (English), then download the appropriate drivers MP Drivers (1.00) (either Vista 32-bit or 64-bit).
2. I also had to get a new USD cable. The girls on the Canon helpdesk said this and I really did not beleive them, but it worked. The cheap one I bought on ebay did not work. I had to use the one from my old printer.
Hope that this is helpful for somebody.
Posted on Feb 06, 2008
Tim 79 you are brilliant!!!! thank you thank you thank you...i did what you said just before connecting the cables up when its prompts you to. i pressed the little maintenance button "in the middle", "second from bottom row of buttons" untill the display changed to a U press it 4 or5 times...and then connected it to the laptop as you said, and yeehaaa it worked!!!!
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
I believe the problem is actually NOT with Canon or Vista, but the hardware inside the computer. It seems that for whatever reason, the maker of my USB/Motherboard drivers and Vista. I have a "Prolific
PL-2301" hardware, which according to the download site doesn't have an update for Vista:
Right now I don't know what else to do - no one is taking responsibility.
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
After many hours I seem to have found a solution that worked for me. Unfortunately the manual didn't mention this at all. To install mp210 you have to press the maintenance button until the symbol U is on the LED display. After that plug the usb cable and it is recognized by vista and the drivers are installed. I hope this helps!
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
Hi. i have the same printer but i use it in windows xp. xp will know it itself.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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