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My Canon MP480 will not scan a doc. All else seems to be OK.

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  • rosefish1r Sep 10, 2010

    You are correct.-- the error message indicates there is no scanner connected, or recognised. which is incorrect.

  • rosefish1r Sep 10, 2010

    I have uninstalled this at least three times and MP Navigator has been installed and each time it will NOT scan and will show the message that scanner is not enabled. It is as if some part of the software will not install. I had no problem with this for the first six months or so. I am also afraid there would be a problem if I were to purchase another Canon printer, the same as I now have.

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Does it not scan from the printer and the PC?

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    yadayada Sep 10, 2010

    I have this same printer and found that this is caised by the fact that the scanner software didn't get installed with the rest of the printer software, so i reinstalled the printer software and made sure the scanner software was installed, I suspect that u have the same problem.

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    yadayada Sep 10, 2010

    the scanner software program is called "MP Navigator" in the printer software menu in programs

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    yadayada Sep 10, 2010

    then u have a defective scanner, either use a stand alone or replace the scanner, this scanner is only $59.00 at most on line sites so repair is not cost effective.

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