Can't Install Canon PIXMA iP5200

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by netdog, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #1
    Intel Mac with 10.4.8. I install the drivers from Canon's website and when I reboot and go to System Preferences and add a printer, I see the printer itself just fine, but I can't find the correctly marked driver. Is there another name for the driver for this Canon? I don't have the original CDs for the printer anymore.

    HELP!!!!
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #2
    Have you tried using the printer without installing the drivers?

    You may find that OSX already has a driver for it and by you installing Canons version it is causing a conflict.

    I have an Epson printer and a Canon scanner (among other stuff) that I dont need any drivers for. Just plug em in and they work.

    Try uninstalling and first see if it work without.
     
  3. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

    netdog

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #3
    Nope, that didn't work.

    Also, there are lots of Canon drivers listed, just nothing with 5200. Are there other Canon drivers that would work with this printer? Could anybody email a valid driver and tell me what folder to drop it in?

    Help!
     
  4. khundick macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    #4
    pixma

    hello,
    im having similar probs. so i tried the 6200 driver and i can print cd's, but when i go to print a full page a4 photo, it prints it in 4x6.
     
  5. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    #5
    Well, I had this similar problem it sounds like. I could get the iMac to see that the printer was connected, but it couldnt find the driver even after i installed it from the cd, uninstalled it with removing the packages etc and then reinstalling it.

    After all of this, I ended up getting out the original discs and then reinstalled the system.

    View this thread. There is more detail to my post there.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=278306
     
  6. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Location:
    Blighty
    #6
    I've had no problems getting a 4300 to work, which probably uses the same driver as the printers are so similar.

    I just installed the drivers off Canon's site and plugged the printer in via USB - nothing more needs to be done. You can't use these drivers to print to a network printer by the way, they only support local printing via USB.
     

Share This Page