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canon 420 printer won't work.

by taliman10 / April 15, 2012 3:19 AM PDT

Hello everybody,

I just bought another canon printer, model mx420 after my other canon failed [and Canon said to mail it to knoxville.TN to fix it and can't afford the shipping costs and what ever charges they charge.

Anyway, I Installed the software that came with the printer,,,ending up with 11 [as in eleven] canon applications for canon in the 'all program s' option.

I tried USB and wireless. THey worked but stopped and, will not work or get the printer to print.
We've all been there, but this is getting old [you would think that maybe one of the eleven Canon programs would work.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Re: printer.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 3:32 AM PDT

I'd start with installing the drivers. Then print the test page while it is connected via USB. Then print a simple page from Notepad or Wordpad (via USB again).

What happens? Just writing "They worked but wil not work" isn't really informative enough.


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De-install and then re-install
by Willy / April 15, 2012 5:21 AM PDT

You should dobne a proper de-install of the printer that's the older one, top remove any s/w glitches and then reboot to clean it out. Install the new one as per instructions, no short cuts as the manual or setup guide provides. being new, it should have taken off right away. Your case seems the new printer was somehow hosed even if old Canon was the same one, it just makes things better to start "fresh". You can still still do, de-install and re-install the new printer. You may want to do this in "safe mode" in order to have a basic PC to more readily see what's there, to exclude fancy s/w or drivers, until the re-install. Come back with results.

tada ------Willy Happy

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Canon printer issue
by pgc3 / April 16, 2012 1:41 AM PDT

Firstly, which operating system are you running in your computer? This would be nice to know since there have been changes made by many and most manufacturers with regard to operating system/software compatibilities.

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