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Canon MP730 not recognized by Windows XP and "In Use/Memory" lite on

All of a sudden printer started booting up with "In Use/Memory" lite on and it will not respond to key presses except to Beep (including the power button), and computer does not recognize it. i've had it unplugged for days but still boots up the same and it had worked fine for 2+ yrs...

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Re: Canon MP730 not recognized by Windows XP and "In...

First check put the power wires and then connection wires it may be short so that can happen and if that doesnt work open up your printer and check it out from the inside if some thing is not wrong with it, and do try it on other pc.

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You can download the software from manufacturer's support website by clicking this link

On the page which opens, select the operating system of your computer (Windows XP/ Vista..) from the drop-down menu (See attached image).
Then download the required drivers and software.

Please note: The list of available software and drivers will load only after selecting the operating system of the computer.

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa.

Oct 16, 2010 | Canon MultiPASS MP730 All-In-One InkJet...


Canon MultiPass Mp730 Drivers And manuals for Windows computers.

Here I will show you where to find drivers and documentation for the canon MultiPass mp730 photo printer - copier - fax - scanner.

Driversfor this printer are available for Windows 98, windows ME, windows Xp, WindowsVista, windows vista 64bit editions, windows 7 and windows 7 64bit editions.

A full on screen manual, quick start guide and other instructions are also available.

To download these drivers and or documentation foryour printer please visit


1. Click on Drivers & downloads

2. Select your OS ( Operating system, windows, macetc )

3. All available drivers, documents etc will beavailable below.
For some of the documents a PDF reader may berequired to open and read / print them.

To obtain a PDF reader, read this page
PDF Documents. Pdfreader(s)

Thank you for reading and I hope your printer isup and running again.

on Mar 11, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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Ihave Canon MP730 Image Class Printer. It seems to be incompatible with Windows 7.Please help me.

Have you had your printer for awhile and recently upgraded your operating system to Windows 7? If so, you need to download a new printer driver (and software) from the Canon website for Win7.

I recommend that you uninstall your printer and software before re-installing the software from the following link at Canon support:

Canon MP730 Downloads

Choose your operating system (Windows 7 or Windows 7 x64) from the drop-down box.

Download the driver file and any additional software as needed.

Run the driver installation routine and follow the prompts to re-install your Canon MP730 on your computer.

Run the install routine on any additional software.

I hope this helps!

Mar 06, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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I don't know how to fax

The control panel LCD also provides menus to operate the copy and fax modes independently of a PC. One nice touch: the LCD displays small and large type on the same screen, allowing more information about a print job to show at one time. b.gif 21262659-2-200-dt2.gif
The flash card reader under the control panel means you don't need a PC to print photos.

The MP730, while easy to operate, lacks some of the advanced features you might find on separate printers or faxes. For example, the MP730 can't collate copy jobs. To make more than one collated copy of a multipage document, you have to place the document in the ADF several times. Nor can the MP730 sync fax numbers entered by hand or accessed from within the Windows Address Book (Canon doesn't provide its own fax/address-book software), so you may end up duplicating efforts. Nor does Canon's software create group dials from your address book on your PC or provide a cover sheet. Finally, the MP730 can't forward faxes to another number or hold a fax to send when nighttime low rates kick in, which other multifunctions do.

Still, the MP730 provides plenty of features we do like. Using the menus with the Photo Print mode, you can print a photo contact sheet, pick individual images to print, and set up the printer to copy or print onto high-quality glossy paper. In the Copy mode, menus let you print two reduced originals side by side or print the same image on the same page several times (useful for business cards, name tags, and so on). The fax engine distinguishes voice from fax, sending voice calls to your phone or an answering machine and sending fax calls to the printer or to buffer memory so that you don't have to get a second phone line installed for your fax.

Installing the MP730 software is slow but idiot-proof: You just pop in the CD and follow instructions, which require restarting your PC several times. Canon bundles the MP730 with ScanSoft's OmniPage SE, a lite version of the best optical-character recognition software on the market, and NewSoft's Presto PageManager 6.0, one of the best document-management databases available.
The MultiPass MP730 won't replace top-of-the-line printers and scanners, but its print and scan speeds keep up with other multifunctions' as well as that of most as midrange ink-jet printers and scanners on the market today. In our tests, it printed ordinary text at 6.4 pages per minute and printed CNET's high-resolution test photo in 3.7 minutes. For comparison, the Lexmark X5150 (only $149 but without fax capability or automatic document feeder) prints text at a more common 5.2 pages per minute, and printed our test photo in about 2 minutes. Canon's MP730 scans a page of black in 9.4 seconds and a page of color in 20 seconds; that's seconds faster than the HP PSC 1210. And the Canon makes copies in 18.7 seconds; that's almost twice as fast the HP PSC 1210.

Unfortunately, the MP730 delivers a mixed bag on image quality. When printing, better paper has a big effect. When we printed text on ordinary paper, for instance, it looked grayish instead of black, and a gray shadow haunted the edges of letterforms, while on coated (not glossy) inkjet paper, text popped out in a solid black and looked much cleaner. Our color photo on ordinary paper looked very dotty, had rough transitions between shades, made a blob of detailed areas, printed lines with jagged edges, and mixed inappropriate colors; coated inkjet paper improved detail and let colors appear in the right hues, though much too saturated. And on top-quality glossy paper, textures, shading, and transitions suddenly looked right, and we saw sharp, clear detail.

Grayscale scans on the MP730 when compared with other scans seemed overexposed, losing paler shades of gray along with some detail, while color scans showed accurate colors and fairly good detail despite somewhat grainy textures.

Jan 27, 2010 | Canon MultiPASS MP730 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a Canon BJC-2000 printer which worked with my old computer. I now have windows xp and I would like to know if I can use it now Thanks

Wow... that printer is still working after all these years? Hook it and, turn it on, boot the computer and see if Windows XP will recognize it as a "plug and play device", if NOT, you out of luck. Canon does not have any updated drivers for this unit. Good Luck...

Dec 03, 2009 | Canon BJC 2000 InkJet Printer

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Trying to scan from my canon mp730 to the imac. Printer works fine, how do i scan?

if your using windows office, you can open word, go to insert>picture>from scanner

Oct 19, 2009 | Canon MultiPASS MP730 All-In-One InkJet...

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Downloaded drver for my printer. the add new printer wizard can't

Hi ...

If you have the driver CD that you recieved with your printer, follow the below steps to install the saftware:

  1. Turn on your computer.

  2. On your computer quit any open applications, including virus checkers.

  3. Insert the MultiPASS MP730/700 Setup CD-ROM into your CD drive. The [MP Setup] splash screen will appear automatically.

    1. If MP Setup does not start automatically, on the Windows desktop, double-click My Computer (on Windows XP, click Start then click My Computer).

    2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. If MP Setup does not start, double-click 'Setup.exe' (on Windows XP, 'Setup').

  4. In the MP Setup splash screen, click 'Install MP Drivers'.

    Note: For Windows 2000 users, if Service Pack 1 or later is not installed, MP Setup will display a message and installation will be aborted.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions, clicking the appropriate button to move from one screen to the next.

  6. MP Setup will install some system files and may prompt you to restart your computer. If you are not prompted to restart, click 'Finish' in the MP Drivers Setup window and then proceed to step 7.

    1. If you are prompted, make sure radio button 'Yes, I want to restart my computer now.' is selected in the MP Drivers Setup window and then click 'Finish'. DO NOT remove the CD-ROM at this stage. MP Setup splash screen will open after Windows has restarted.

    2. If you had to restart your computer and the MP Setup screen is not displayed or you closed it, on the Windows desktop, double-click My Computer (on Windows XP, click Start then click My Computer).

    3. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. If MP Setup does not start, double-click 'Setup.exe' (on Windows XP, 'Setup').

  7. In the MP Setup splash screen, click 'Install MP Toolbox.'

  8. Follow the on-screen instructions, clicking the appropriate button to move from one screen to the next.

  9. At the MP Toolbox Setup dialog box, click 'Finish'.

  10. Confirm the MultiPASS is turned on.

  11. Connect the USB cable to the MP730 and computer USB ports. Windows will detect the printer and proceed to install the driver files.

  12. Your MultiPASS includes additional software applications that you can install now or at a later date. To install the software, click 'Install Utility Software' and then proceed through each installation.
You can also download the drivers by visiting the below link and selecting your operating system.

Don't forget to vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

Jul 17, 2009 | Canon MultiPASS MP730 All-In-One InkJet...

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Computer won't recognize printer

Same for me. Did you find a solution to your printer ?

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