I need a Gen/Driver Mavericks/CanonMP600..Please

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by A Bel, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. A Bel macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I want to use my canon MP 600 printer with my MacBook Pro which has Mavericks 10.9.2 .
    I googled around , but couldn't locate anything. I could however, locate a website, which allowed me to download something for the scanner, but not the printer. So the two can communicate with the right drivers.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!
    If the two can scan together, shouldn't they be able to print?
    Alex B .
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I can't help you, but I can offer advice. For my old Samsung MP ML-2010, there's never been an Apple driver or software package, but there's been "klunky" old Samsung software available. When I got my two recent rMBPs, my IT rep told me to try downloading Apple's Samsung software then add my ML. I did, and it works - using a similar, newer printer with similar features. I actually have more features and better control than Samsung's software allows.

    I also have a Canon MP620 all-in-one, and I like Apple's software for my Canon Pixma much better than Canon's kludgy software.
     
  3. A Bel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I'm looking for a generic Driver that I can download for free, so I can make prints from my Computer . Canon says the printer is too old and not compatible with Maverick? Thus the necessity for a generic driver .

    Alex.
     
  4. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    I use an MP600 with Mavericks 10.9.2. Mavericks has built-in drivers for the printer and scanner -- it should just work when you attach it.

    Generally you can find software for the printer here:
    http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp600#DriversAndSoftware
     
  5. A Bel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm very pleased to hear it but somehow it hasn't worked so far . It's odd to me , then because I spoke to Apple and they said it was too old (MP600). Is there some reason you think it may not be working for me ? Something I could do with the Computer to make it recognize and work with the printer ?

    Thanks
    Alex
     
  6. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    That is odd it is not working for you. I did have it originally installed under 10.8, and updated to Mavericks... perhaps I got lucky with the upgrade.

    Have you tried unplugging and printer, uninstalling the drivers you downloaded, deleting the scanner from the system (System Preferneces -> Printers & Scanners), then rebooting, then reconnecting again, and adding the Printer under System Preferences again?

    Also, on that Canon page I linked to, you may try downloading the drivers that were for a previous version of OS X. I remember when Mountain Lion came out, Canon originally said the software for Lion or earlier would still work.
     
  7. A Bel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello again,
    I called canon on the phone,("they said they had nothing that would work") and I found out how to look at my drivers in a list "choose driver." or "choose software" . There are drivers for other printers already installed in Mavericks but on the list , there were no Canon printers at all. There was Epson I remember, and a list of other printer names and model descriptions. One of these drivers even though it is for another printer apparently may work with the Canon MP 600 . So says the man on the phone from Canon (told him about your post).
    Would you do me a favor and look at which driver you are using for your printing ?? .
    I would do an add printer( +) for that driver .
    In other words, what is the name of the Driver ?

    Thanks so much
    Alex
     
  8. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    It is a Canon MP600 driver. I have to admit I'm starting to have recollections of maybe downloading their driver for the last OS X version they had downloads for. Here is the driver description from the System Info report: (I wonder if the "Driver Version" signifies the OS X version it came from.)


    Canon MP600:

    Status: Offline
    Print Server: Local
    Driver Version: 10.67.1.0
    Default: Yes
    Shared: No
    URI: usb://Canon/MP600?serial=xxxxxx
    PPD: Canon MP600
    PPD File Version: 10.67.1.0
    PostScript Version: (3010.000) 705
    CUPS Version: 1.7.1 (cups-372.2)
    Scanning support: Yes
    Scanning app (bundleID path): -
    Scanning app version: -
    Scanner UUID: 732F4361-xxxx-6E20-xxxx-363xxxxE64xx
    Printer Commands: PrintSelfTestPage ReportLevels
    CUPS filters:
    Raster2CanonIJ:
    Path: /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Filters/Raster2CanonIJ/Raster2CanonIJ.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Raster2CanonIJ
    Permissions: rwxr-xr-x
    Version: 10.68.1
    Command2CanonIJ:
    Path: /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Filters/Command2CanonIJ.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Command2CanonIJ
    Permissions: rwxr-xr-x
    Version: 10.68.1
    Fax support: No
    Printer utility: /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Utilities/CanonIJPrinterUtility.app
    Printer utility version: 10.68.1
    PDEs:
    CanonIJPDE.bundle:
    Sandbox compliant: Yes
     
  9. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    Downloaded drivers for 10.7

    I just looked through my Downloads folder and way back I did download the drivers from Canon for OS X 10.7 (Lion). I must have installed those and they worked in 10.8 and now 10.9. I think you should give that a try. They are at that link I gave earlier.

    Sorry I am just recalling this now! :eek:
     
  10. A Bel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many Thanks Poorcody ,
    I haven't tried it yet & Will let you know of the results when I do .
     
  11. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I DLed and installed Apple's Canon printer driver software over the weekend onto my new rMBP. It works fine for printing and scanning, and it supports the MP600R - the European version of what you have. Plugging in my MP620 didn't prompt my rMBP to DL the software, so I manually DLed and installed the Apple driver software - it recognized my printer immediately and it worked great. Try it, you've got nothing to lose.
     
  12. A Bel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Campguy ,

    Which one did you install over the weekend? What's rMBP ? mean please . I assume you went to the Canon website and downloaded something else is that right ?

    Thanks
    Alex
     
  13. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    rMBP - Retina Macbook Pro. I have a few Macs in my home office...

    With a caveat: http://support.apple.com/kb/dl899

    The caveat is that link leads to Version 2.12. Version 3.0 was issued just this morning via Software Update - I installed but haven't used it yet, and I don't see the direct link to the update (I usually keep an archive copy). I'm assuming you can install the SW from the above link then check for updates. Version 2.12 has been much easier to use than Canon's own SW - I just added my MP620 in the Printers and Scanners Preference Pane, and it just worked. :D

    I have used Canon's own software. IMO - kludgefsck, and deleted.
     
  14. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    Canon's website has a driver page for that printer, if you select "software" there is then an option for OS X 10.9 downloads. Have you checked all the options offered there (3 pages)?
     
  15. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I have. I'm just not fond of Canon's drivers and SW. Buggy, slow, cumbersome to use - that's my opinion. Go ahead, try their offerings for yourself - you may like what Canon has to offer.

    I tried Apple's SW, which I believe Canon works on as well, to be easy to use, updated, and every function of my printer is accessible - printing and scanning are all I need out of my MP620. It got me through Lion, ML, and Mavericks.
     

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