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Canon MP830 I removed the USB cable that connects to my printer to use if for something else. When I reconnected it the printer is saying it is off line and it is 'clicking'. I have tried disconnecting everything and reconnecting, but the problem persists. Please help. Aine.

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I had this same problem. I turned out that I had it plugged into the wrong socket on the back. Make sure you have the printer cable plugged into the correct socket. There is a socket right next to it that it fits, but it's not the right one. Good luck.

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My printer is on but when I try to print it says it is offline, why?


If there are no jobs in the print queue, be certain that your USB cable is snug.

If still a problem and there are jobs in the print queue, go to Printers and Faxes and delete your printer icon.

Disconnect the USB cable.

Restart your computer.

Reconnect the USB to your computer.

Your computer should see your printer. Install the printer driver.

If still a problem, either your USB port on your PC, or the USB printer cable is probably faulty.

Hope this helps.

Oct 19, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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I cannot install the canon mp830 on my computer can you help me?

Try installing the drivers from the cd first and then when it promps u to connect the printer connect the usb cable!Good Luck!

Apr 05, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Where can I get the usb cable that connects the canon mp830 printer to the computer?

USB cables are mostly standardized. Printers usually use the most common type of USB cable. If you go online, you can order a USB cable. If it is just an ordinary USB cable, it should work. Make sure to get the right length, or at least as long as you need it.

Jan 08, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have the same problem with my Canon MP830, the scanner lamp does not light any more! Where to find such a lamp? lwwilborn seems to have an adress? I also manage to get a technical manual on Ebay! Jean...

If it used to work, then try unplugging and reconnecting the AC power cable for USB scanners. No guarantees at all, but it may work. Unplugging and reconnecting the Firewire cable in XP also sometimes works. Give it a few seconds to be detected.

Jan 05, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a Canon MP830 & I can't print or send a fax Error message 300 - I can't turn off the printer - & it says I have 10% in memory. it is also making a clicking noise

Hi there,
Error No. 300 :

Cause 1: The machine is not ready.
Action : Ensure that the lamp on the Operation Panel lights.
If the lamp on the Operation Panel is off, turn the machine on.
While [COPY] is flashing, the machine is initializing. Wait until [COPY] stops flashing and stays lit.
When the Alarm Lamp lights orange, an error may occur in the machine.

Cause 2 : Machine is not proper connected.
Action : Ensure that the printer cable is securely connected to the computer/
* If using a switching hub or other devices, disconnect the machine and reconnect it directly to the computer and try printing again. If successful, the problem may have been with the device.
* There could also be a problem with the cable(s). Replace the cable and try printing again.

Cause 3 : The name of the machine being used is not selected in the [Printer] pull down menu of the [Print]dialog box.
Action : Select [MP830] from the [Printer] pop-up menu in the [Print] dialog box of the printer driver.
If the [MP830] is not displayed in the printer list, follow the procedure below to confirm the settings.
1) Select [ Print abd Fax Preferences] from the [Printer] pop-up menu.
2) Check that [MP830] is displayed in the screen that is displayed and select the [InMenu] checkbox.
3) If [MP830] is not displyed, click [+] to add a printer.
If [MP830] is not displayed, install the MP Drivers again referring to the Easy Setup Instructions for the operations.

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

Nov 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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How and where do I connect the canon mp830 multifunctional printer to my hp 790n computer

I will assume you have a CD for your printer. Note that there are 4 USB ports on your computer...2 in front and 2 in the back. You will need a standard USB cable no longer than 10 ft. (3M) One end is more square (printer end) and one is rectangular (computer end).

First you need to power up your printer and make sure the printhead and ink is installed and alignment has been done. Then turn the printer OFF. Run the installation software from the CD. At one point you will get a Printer Connection window. Connect the USB cable to both the computer and the printer. You can use either the front or rear USB ports on your computer, whichever is easier to access. Turn the printer ON. The software should recognize the printer and complete the installation.

Here are some important support links for your hardware.

HP 790n Support

Canon MP830 Support

Thanks for using Fixya.

Oct 08, 2009 | Canon Printers & Copiers

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Our canon mp830 is no longer talking to the computer. I have checked the cables. I have uninstalled the printer and reinstalled it with updated print drivers. Computer says the printer is ready but print...


at 1st glance it sounds like the printer has failed. have you tried another printer to verify the that usb connection for your computer is functioning properly? if you don't have another printer find something else that utilizes usb & test it that way. i.e. digital camera or mp3 player. i have seen computers that will say they're communicating with a faulty peripheral Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 , when in fact they are not. it's just another 1 of those annoying windows quirks. let me know if you need further assistance.


Apr 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Scaning Problem

Change the usb cable. just buy a better one, i think is a DS usb cable, no longer than 2 mt

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