iMac drivers for canon pro9000 MarkII

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  1. Sassikat macrumors newbie

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    Thank goodness the printer came free with a camera I bought. I have an iMac i7 10.6.7. I have been having lots of problems with this printer's quality, inability to change preferences for paper quality or change color preferences..shoot I can't get it to do the same thing twice, settings I can use never "stick" and it reverts to default. One time I got the results I wanted, the next sheet came out with the darn default again.

    I found a driver on Canon site, but when the compatibility check was run it said I could not install it on this machine. I have had a project I am doing for someone and for the last 2 weeks I have thought daily of getting out the baseball bat!

    HELP! Thank you.
     
  2. archer75 macrumors 65816

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    I got the same free printer with a camera. Though I haven't used it yet so I can't be of any help.

    But I am interested in what you find out.
     
  3. Sassikat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Udated MAC driver for canon Pro9000 Markii

    It took me most of the day but I found a site with the current driver, installed it without a hitch, and now it appears all is working with the printer utilities. Here is the web site for the driver incase you need it. It is a confusing printer, but being able to finally see all the options it has is nice. Before the driver install I could see no options.

    http://drivers-printer.com/tag/driver-canon-pixma-pro9000-mark-ii-mac-os-free
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Odd that you couldn't find that driver on Canon's website, where the driver is easily available.
     
  5. Sassikat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Updated MAC driver canon

    Canon was the first place I looked, I downloaded the one listed , but could not install it on this machine. Maybe I picked up the wrong one.
     
  6. tbuddha macrumors newbie

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    Wow. I guess I'm just lucky. I am brand new to Mac, and I'm facing quite a learning curve starting to figure out my new i7 iMac. I came across your post, and realized I had not yet tried out my Canon Pro9000 Mark II with it. One more thing to worry about, I thought.

    Well, I unplugged the usb cable from my old Dell and hot-swapped it into my iMac. Then I just turned it on, and successfully ran a fairly demanding printing job without doing anything else at all. Plug 'n Play. Hooray.
     
  7. tsugaru, May 16, 2011
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    tsugaru macrumors 6502

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    Snow Leopard didn't prompt you to download the drivers automatically?

    And I'm on Canon.ca (Canada.)

    http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/serviceD...m=load&directLink=Y&mid=3295B003&type=D&opt=1

    If I select OS X, there is a set of drivers that were released on April 4, 2011. Pretty sure they would work just fine for you. Be careful, as there is a set that is compatible for up to OS 10.5. Not sure if that's the one you downloaded, but that may have been it.
     
  8. Sassikat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, Snow Leopard did not. I went to software updates, ran the program and it was up to date. I have it running automatically, but thought I would try anyhow.
    I deleted it from the list of printers, restarted. Then added the printer back still no luck, same old driver. I called Tech support as I had my HP printer connected to Time Machine and it worked great on the network..and one day it just would not work on the network. I can't even find a new driver for that. Sometimes I miss my PC, I knew my way around that.

    tBuddha,Is it the brand new iMac just released? Perhaps they loaded it with the new driver, which is 10.42.1.0. I got good results as well as l it was in black in white, or just regular color, but when I had a color intensive project on photo paper, I realized I had no where to find the options for the settings I needed. Turns out when you do print and have to change settings the available options are on the screen that pops up when after you do the print command. I put in the new driver and everything I needed appeared, and then some. My first MAC as well last July, so the learning curve was interesting.
     
  9. archer75 macrumors 65816

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    It did prompt me. I plugged it in and turned it on and ran software update and the drivers were there.
     
  10. Sassikat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great Archer54! Mine was purchased July of last year, I guess that could have something to do with it. But who knows.
     

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