Install/driver Canon pixma MP810 Yosemite

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  1. MeValonicAcid macrumors member

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    Dears,
    Canon provided me with a message that my Canon pixma MP810 cannot be used anymore with my freshly re-installed iMac running Yosemite.
    This is a little in contradiction with my experience since the day Yosemite was released and installed (= upgrade from earlier OS versions) on my iMac
    => it worked fine without any issues, printing and scanning all the way! ;)

    Does anyone have experience in which driver to install (and how???) to make sure it works fine again?

    (Remark: I have a time machine backup, but if I reinstall the complete system copy, my iMac ends-up again in the not-so-funny slow status as before the fresh install....)

    Thanks,
    MVa
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think you may be out of luck under Yosemite. From the Apple website here, Apple does not include printer drivers for that model any longer. I just checked the Canon website and they show no drivers for Yosemite either for that model.

    Looks like that model came out in 2006. Maybe time for a new printer.
     
  3. MeValonicAcid thread starter macrumors member

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    So... indeed...I logged a ticket on the canon website and they replied that my printer is not supported anymore. (unfortunately it was working fine under yosemite 2 days ago due to this upgrade after upgrade after upgrade feature apple provides :)
     
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  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The Lion drivers should work on Yosemite. Use the CUPS driver.
     
  6. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Try this driver, freshly minted by Apple:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1742

    I have two "boat anchor" printers, including an older-than-yours Canon MP620, and I downloaded a previous driver from Apple (once I got that email from Canon about my MP620) and installed it. The Apple driver worked perfectly for both printing and scanning. I also DLed and installed the driver linked-to above and it works perfectly - the actual driver for my MP620 is listed in Printer Options as 11.0.7, which did not change with the new driver. I recommend installing the new Apple Driver and checking it out to see if it suits your needs, and it's working for me.

    For a few iterations of Apple's new drivers were shown on Software Update, but the new driver did not. Knowing now that the actual driver (11.0.7) wasn't updated for my printer, I understand why the new update for Canon's printers didn't show up in Software Update. I was never a fan of Canon's kludgefsck mishmash of software anyway...

    My second printer is a really old Samsung laser printer that was never listed on Apple's site - it was made before Apple supported printers (an ML-2010). I DLed the driver for a similar printer that Samsung makes, and the Apple printer driver works perfectly for my Samsung as well, even the advanced options.
     
  7. MeValonicAcid thread starter macrumors member

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  8. Johnchapin macrumors member

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    OSX blocks 3rd Party Apps

    Struggling with scanning from Canon MP600.

    OSX says this GutenPrint app is from an unidentified party and won't allow it. I vaguely remember a switch somewhere in preferences that gets around this?

    Note to myself: Don't upgrade operating systems without expecting some pain. :mad:
     
  9. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General
     
  10. Yayaboom macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Is your problem resolved?

    I've got the same since I restore my Mac yesterday: it didn't recognize my MP620 anymore! Even if it was usb connected.
    The installed drivers didn't work and Canon website write "no compatibility with Yosemite".
    But I try to install Mavericks'drivers (the latest availables for MP620) and it works fine!
    I'm so happy because I saw myself already have to buy a new printer!
     

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