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Scanning I try to scan a picture and all it says is no mp memory!

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Re: scanning

I recommend unplugging it for a day or two, then plugging it back in.

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How to get scanner to attach to e mail

Operate the scanner from the computer not the printer.
Have you loaded the MP Navigator progam from the cd supplied with the printer?
If not, do that first and then follow the steps below.
Double click MP Navigator icon on desktop.
Choose "custom scan with one click "
Save to pc. (" attach to email "only works on windows mail)
Open saved location and rename.
Write your email & click on insert drop down box
Click on "pictures inline "
Open pictures.
Open MP Navigator folder
Choose scanned item by name
Click on open box
Scan will appear under the text in your email.

May 31, 2014 | Canon PIXMA MP510 All-In-One InkJet...

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My Cannon Pixma MP500 multi-function printer randomly scans only part of the document on the glass. Sometimes it does get it right; that is it correctly scans the whole page, but very often, the scan...

Try to adjust the scanner resolution

Solution: Adjusting Output (Scan) Resolution (Windows) - MP150 / MP170 / MP450 / MP500 / MP800 / MP950

Adjusting Output (Scan) Resolution By changing the resolution, you can set how clear the image is going to be.
The higher the resolution, the clearer (but the larger) the scanned image is.
The resolution can be changed before scanning. (Note)
If the resolution is doubled, the image data will be quadrupled.
If the data is large, problems such as slow processing speed or lack of memory may occur.

To change standard scan settings using MP Navigator, click here
To change more advanced scan settings using the scanner driver, click here
Using MP Navigator
  1. Place the document face-down on the platen glass.

  2. Launch MP Navigator.
    1. On the Windows desktop, double-click the 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.
    2. Alternatively, in the Windows taskbar, click 'Start', click '(All) Programs', 'Canon Utilities', 'MP Navigator 2.0' folder, then 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.

  3. Click 'Scan Photo/Document'.

    Display varies according to the printer model.

  4. When the Scan Photo/Document window is displayed, click 'Specify'.

    Display varies according to the printer model.

  5. When the Scan Settings window is displayed, select the resolution in Scanning Resolution drop-down.


    Select from the following scanning resolutions:
    [Text(OCR)]: 300/400/600
    Other: 75/100/150/200/300/400/600

  6. If necessary, set other items as well.

  7. Click 'OK'.

  8. In the Scan Photo/Document window, click 'Scan' to start scanning.

Using the scanner driver
  1. Launch MP Navigator.
    1. On the Windows desktop, double-click the 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.
    2. Alternatively, in the Windows taskbar, click 'Start', click '(All) Programs', 'Canon Utilities', 'MP Navigator 2.0' folder, then 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.

  2. Click 'Scan with Scanner Driver'.

    Display varies according to the printer model.

  3. Change the resolution.
    According to your purpose, set the resolution in Simple Mode with ease, or in Advanced Mode with a detailed setting.

    To set the resolution in Simple Mode:

    (A) Select the 'Simple Mode' tab.

    (B) In Destination drop-down, select the resolution which suits the purpose.


    To set the resolution in Advanced Mode:

    (A) Select the 'Advanced Mode' tab.

    (B) In Output Resolution drop-down, select one of the preset resolutions, or enter a number from 25 to 19200 to specify your favorite resolution.


  4. In either Simple or Advanced Modes, select other settings as required and then click 'Scan' to start scanning.

Aug 13, 2008 | Canon Printers & Copiers

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When i try to scan picture on the Canon Pixma MG6150, i get a message saying "set the PC to start scanning". i dont know what that means

You need to install and set up the Canon MP Navigator EX (if available for your OS) in order for the computer to "hear" and launch the scan program. This only works for USB connected printers; a bad USB cable could break the feature. Try a different cable (no longer than 6' long) and a direct connection if you are using a USB hub. The software doesn't correctly respond to the buttons when the MG6150 is a networked printer. lists all of the software available. Use the drop-down menus to limit the list. I found it at the bottom of the second page of files for Vista drivers and software in English.

Next launch the Navigator program and manually start a scan. Then use that scan to give you the defaults for future scans. To launch scans from the scan to computer button on the scanner. Go to Preferences and the Scanner Button Settings Tab. Set an Event as Save to PC and then Scan Type to Auto Scan. Set additional settings based on the manual scan.
If you are using the all-in-one as a networked printer, you can scan manually by launching the software from the computer or scan to a memory card or USB drive from the control panel on the printer. See the Canon support page (Scan to memory card or USB drive) for details. Start here: .
If the MP Navigator isn't available for your OS, try Windows Fax and Scan for Windows 7 and 8. Look for a similar program on the Mac or Unix systems. Then you will need to do the manual scan as above.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jun 18, 2013 | Printers & Copiers

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I am having troubles scanning pictures. When I press the scan button, nothing happens. How do I scan my pictures to go onto my computer?

My MP470 scans best useing this method: click start, click all programs, take Canon utilities, take MP navigator EX and Mp navigator EX again, scan/import should be chosen, if not choose it, have your pic on the platen and click photos/document, on the next screen click scan, after scan make selection from screen, click save, make selection as to where you want to store your pic. Browse and choose "my pictures" if no other desire. good luck and have fun.

Oct 11, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP240 All-In-One InkJet...

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How do you get the Canon Pixma mp500 to scan?

Hi there,

Scanning images,
About Scanning images
You can scan images from the machine to a computer without printing them and save them in popular formats. Scanned data saved on your computer can be processed using image processing software. Furthermore, you can use the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software to convert scanned paper documents to text data.

* Before scanning
Before scanning images, confirm the following :
- Are the necessary software (MP Drivers and MP Navigator) installed ?
If the software is not installed, install it.
- Does the document to be scanned meet the requirements for an original to be set on the Platen Glass ?
- Is the machine connected to a computer correclty.
Confirm that the connection between the machine and the computer is physically secure.

Scanning Methods.

A) Scanning Using the MP Navigator
MP Navigator enables you to scan in documents loaded on the Platen Glass and view images saved on your computer or on a memory card. Scanned documents can be previewed and easily printed and edited according to your needs.
You can use the supplied application softwares to edit or print the document you have scanned.

Windows : Double-click the [MP Navigator 2.0] icon on your desktop to launch MP Navigator.
Mac : Select [Applications] from the [Go] menu, then double-click the [MP Navigator 2.0] icon to launch MP Navigator.

You can launch the following application software from the MP Navigator.
* Easy-PhotoPrint (Photo Printing)
* ArcSoft PhotoStudio (Photo image editing)
* ScanSoft OmniPage SE ( Converting scanned document to text)
- This application software may not be supplied with teis machine in some country.

Note : If you did a [Custom Install] and only installed the MP Driver and MP Navigator, these application software were not installed and thus cannot be launched. To launch any of the above application softwares from MP Navigator, do a [Custom Install] once again to install them.
For detailed operations of the MP Navigator, refer to the Scan Guide.

B) Scanning Using the Operation Panel of the Machine
You can scan documents to your computer by using the Operation Panel.
Important : Do not insert or remove USB cables when scanning images with the machine connected to a computer, or when the computer is at sleep or standby mode.
*If you are using Windows XP
The program selection screen is displyed the first time you press [Color] or [Black] on the machine.. Specify the [MP Navigator 2.0] as the application software to use, check [Always use this program for this action], then click [OK]. From the next time, MP Navigator is automatically started.

*When using Mac OS X
For the machine to start scanning when [Color] or [Black] is pressed, you need to set MP Navigator as the starting application software in Image Capture under [Applications] of Mac OS X.

1) Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the machine.
2) Load the documents on the Platen Glass.
3) Select the scan option.
a) Press [Scan].
The scan operation selection screen is displayed.
b) Use Up or Down arrows to select the scan operation, then press [OK].
Scan standby screen is displayed.
Save to PC : The document is scanned and saved.
Save as PDF file : The document is scanned and stored as a PDF file.
Attach to E-Mail : The document is scanned, and the image is attached to an e-mai using the e-mail application software.
OPen with application : The document is scanned and displayed on the registered application software.

4) Press [Color] or [Black].
The document is scanned. The settings configured from MP Navigator apply when scanning.
Important : If with some types of original the position and size of the image is not scanned in correctly, please refer to the "Selecting the Behaviour of the Operation Panel with Mp Navigator " in the Scan Guide (on-screen manual). and change the MP Navigator [Document Type] and [Document Size]] to match those of the original being scanned.
Note : The operation to be performed after scanning the document depends on the scan operation setting you have selected in step 3. For details on how to modify the operation settings, refer tp the Scan Guide on-screen menual.

C) Scanning from an Application Software
You can scan an image from TWAIN-or- WIA (Windows XP only) complaint application software and handle the scanned image in the application software. For detailed operations, refer to the Scan Guide (on-screen manual).

Hope this helps.
Please rate my response.
Have a good day.

Dec 07, 2009 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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I want to scan documents with my Pixma MP 150

Scanning using the Operation Panel 1. Place the document face-down on the platen glass.
2. Press the [Scan] button on the machine.
MP Navigator starts on the connected computer. You can scan in documents placed on the platen glass using MP Navigator.

Oct 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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Insufficient memory on canan mx310

I have for steps for fix this issue please check it

If you have a Canon Pixma and you cannot scan because of "insufficient memory", then try this:
go into My Pictures -> MP Navigator
Then delete all the dated folders in there. They are the past scans you have done, they eat up your memory.

or you can uninstall and reinstall the printer driver also and you can configure the virtual memory.


Adding twain_32.dll to the Windowsfolder solved the problem.For people who don't want to search for it go on the link

Aug 29, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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How does the scan work

open the front cover on the printer ,
u should see a glass ,
place the document/picture , that u r lookin to scan face down ,
then , make sure the little display on the printer says : scan mode 
or should have scan button . 

hit the start or the scan button to start the process ., (ensure u hav the correct printer drivers installed on ur computer ..

for further help ., reply to me . 
gooday .

Jul 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Scanning to computer with HP Photosmart C5200- How?

This forum is for Canon PIXMA MP 210 printers, if that is what your are trying to use HP software on it may not function properly anyway. Canon MP210 comes with scanning software that easily allows you to save a scanned image to the computer. It is called MP Navigator.

Oct 07, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Error Message

I had the same problem.Adding twain_32.dll to the Windowsfolder solved the problem.For people who don't want to search for it: Look Here.
Then you won't get this error but one saying to reinstall the printer driver. Just do it and the problem is solved.

Nov 28, 2006 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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