Canon Printer

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dtsteinb, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. dtsteinb macrumors newbie

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    I am new to MAC's and I want to setup my Canon MX310. I have it shared from my Windows laptop. It seems like I am mapped to it and select a generic PCL or Postscript but nothing prints. When I go to Canon's website it says there is no driver for this.
    Is there something I am missing?
    I have a MacBook Pro.
     
  2. Toltepeceno Suspended

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    There appears to be a driver for mavericks, I would try that.

    http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppo...ixma_mx_series/pixma_mx310#DriversAndSoftware
     
  3. dtsteinb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I will try that. I wasn't sure if that would cause any issues if I used a driver from a older version.
     
  4. Johnchapin macrumors member

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    Tried this for Pixma MP600. DriversCollection.com had the driver, however OSX 10.9 refuses to use it because it's not from Apple's store :rolleyes:

    This has been a long standing problem. I came to this roadblock about a year ago. It's a puzzle how DriversCollection has the driver, but Canon doesn't??? Would OSX 10.9 refuse to use it if it came from Canon?
     
  5. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    The most important thing you are missing is - The drivers provided by manufacturers of USB-only inkjet printers are nearly all restricted to USB Only! The exception is that USB-only printers connected to Airport devices or other Macs can be printed to using Apple software (I think it's part of Bonjour).
    In Apple (and CUPS print system) documents, these drivers are called "monolithic." Meaning they have the USB part built-in, and can't talk through any other comm protocol in OS X's CUPS print system.

    Printers which have current drivers for OS X:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201465
     
  6. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    You do know the OP has not been around since March 2015, and the OP posted in January ? Long gone. Old post
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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    Oh NO!! :eek:
     

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