Question about Nikon COOLPRINT Thermal Printer

1 Answer

Printer won't communicate with computer

Hi! I'm quite puzzled by a printer/mac problem I have.
About six months ago the printer (an Canon Pixma IP4200) suddenly stopped printing. I have a powermac G4 tower (running on OSX 10.4.10 at the time). I thought it was the printer, so I took it in and was told it was ok--that it printed fine for them. Indeed when I got home I hooked it up to an older G3 (running 10.3.9) and it worked perfectly. The only thing I could think of was that an OS update possibly did something. I have since updated again (to 10.4.11), hoping that would undo something, but no luck.I have literally spent hours on the phone with both Canon and Apple and neither could solve the problem. I have checked cables, ports, downloaded and installed new driver, logged in as a root user, etc. and nothing gets more than a test print from the printer. (It shows up in the USB chain in system profiler.) Any suggestions would be most appreciated, as I'd rather solve the problem than go out and buy another printer which could suddenly do the same thing!
Thanks in advance!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 65 Answers
Re: printer won't communicate with computer

Go to system preferences select print and fax locate the printer in the list to the left and select the minus symbol underneath then restart the system. after rebooting go back to system preferences select print and fax connect the printer and click the add symbol under the list select the ip tab which looks like a globe if the printer doesn't pop up in the ip list you must use the default ip address which should be but if that is not it you will have to contact support again to find out the correct address once you find it in the add print fax you just select add then select it in the default printer drop down menu at the bottom of the screen and you should be ready to print

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

7 Answers

Link Download Driver Printer Canon!

Canon iP4850 printer Driver Download Download printer Driver Canon Pixma MP600r Download Printer Driver Canon PIXMA iP2700 Canon MG6440 Latest Driver Download Canon MX714 Driver DownloadCanon MG5540 Driver DownloadDownload Printer Driver Canon PIXMA iP2700Download printer Driver Canon Pixma MP600rCanon MAXIFY MB5320 Driver Mac OsCanon MAXIFY MB5020 Driver For Mac OsDriver Canon Maxify MB5370 Mac Linux WindowsDownload HP Pro M201DW DriverCanon MAXIFY MB2320 printer Driver Mac OsCanon MAXIFY iB4020 printer Driver Mac OsCanon imageCLASS MF229dw Driver For Mac canon pixma mx892 printer driver for mac

Canon PIXMA iP2870 Driver Mac Os Canon MAXIFY MB2020 printer Driver Mac Os Canon PIXMA MG4260 Driver Download

Canon PIXMA MG5420 Driver Download Canon PIXMA MG3250 Driver Download Canon Canon PIXMA MG2150 Printer Driver Download

Canon PIXMA MG3220 Driver Download Canon Pixma iP1800 Drivers Download

Canon PIXMA MX416 Driver Download Canon PIXMA MG6470 Driver Download

Canon Pixma iP1980 Drivers Download Canon PIXMA MG2270 Driver Download

Canon PIXMA MX432 Driver Download Canon Pixma MG5480 Latest Driver 2015 Download

Canon iP5300 Latest Driver Download Canon iP7270 Free Driver Download

Canon MG2940 Latest Driver Download Canon Pixma iP8720 Driver windows linux mac

Download Canon Pixma IP2700 printer Driver Windows Driver Canon PIXMA MP810 For Mac

Canon Pixma MP600r Free driver download Canon MX475 Driver Mac & Linux Download

Canon Pixma PRO-10 driver Mac Linux Windows Driver Canon PIXMA MP810 Windows 7 / 8

Canon i-SENSYS LBP6020B Latest Driver Download Download Canon MG5250 Driver

Download Canon MP280 Driver Download Canon LBP9100Cdn Driver Download Canon Pixma MG6220 Driver

Download Canon LBP7018C Driver Download Canon MP490 Driver

Download Canon iP4940 Driver Download Canon MP492 Driver

Download Canon MP190 Driver Download Canon MG5650 Driver

Download Canon MG2450 Driver Canon imageCLASS LBP6200d Driver Windows

Canon imageCLASS LBP6230dw Driver Mac Canon imageCLASS LBP6200d Driver Mac

Canon imageCLASS LBP6200d Driver Linux

May 05, 2015 | Canon Printers & Copiers

2 Answers

I'm getting "A communication error has occurred."

Turn off your mobile phone or put it in flight mode. I had the same problem for months and once I figured this out it hasn't happened since.

Feb 28, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office...

1 Answer

Proof fo fax sent 2 month ago (Canon MP830)

Sorry sir, you are not able to retrieve back those fax records.

May 28, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Pixma Mp630 dont sacnn and dont print Cd with Mac OS X 10.6

I can sympathise as a fellow MAc OSX user!

Make sure that you have all the installation files shown at the following link

In Mac then start Solution Menu from the menu bar, select the Go menu, Applications, Canon Utilities, Solution Menu, then double-click Solution Menu. Select

Use Solution Menu to get the information on the machine or change the print settings by only clicking buttons on a screen. With Solution Menu, you can start the software applications supplied with the machine or display the operating instructions. It also provides you with the information on troubleshooting.

If you get problems then please come back to me for assistance with details of what you have done and what errors you get etc.

Sep 30, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

3 Answers

Cant scan with my Cannon PIXMA M470 anymore

CANON PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
has few common problems. Such as Driver CD lost, Scanner does not work, Connection problem etc. For find all these software solution just click here....


Apr 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Computer isn't communicating with my printer

computer is not communicating with my printer i unplugged the usb port i and i resart the computer

Aug 31, 2008 | Nikon COOLPRINT Thermal Printer

1 Answer

Printer & PC not communication

Did you delete all printers before instaling drivers so that you would have a clean printer install .

delete all printers first from control panel via printers and other hardware. then reload printer drivers for this printer.

Jan 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Printer stopped printing suddenly

Hi there , i had a similar problem with the Canon Pixma IP 5000 when hooking up a wireless network.It stopped printing & the only solution was to uninstall printer/software,reboot & install as if you were hooking up printer for the first time.Sometimes software can be a problem if not installed in the right order.I had to completely remove sound card software after installing with antivirus already running.Antivirus had to go on last for everything to work.Still fine after 3 years! Hope you get printer running on newer OS.

Dec 18, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

Just stopped printing

when i had this problem with my lexmark i had to uninstall all my printer software and reinstall everyhting from the disk for my printer. hope it helps.

Aug 02, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Printers & Copiers Logo

1,169 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Printers & Copiers Experts


Level 3 Expert

93738 Answers


Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

201 Answers

Are you a Nikon Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides