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How to Install Canon MF8580 printer drivers on OSX 10.9.5

Hello All,

I now run OSX 10.9.5. I run the printer at caption.
My problem is that the printer has malfunctioned and the problem has been diagnosed as a driver problem. I have located the printer drivers but i'm cautious as to how to install them.

My question is, "Do I uninstall the current drivers before installing the updated ones and how to do so?

I am grateful for any assistance given me as this problem seriously hampers my work. I can print from Windows but cannot print greeting cards and invitations from OSX.

Thanking you.

Standeb.

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You should just install the new drivers,

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delete the printer from the Printers and Scanners Pref pane and then add it back in again.

OS X will/should pick up the newly installed drivers, assuming they are of a later date than the one you are currently using.

You can also go to the Library that is at the root of the HD > Library > Printers, find the old one and drag it to the desktop.
Do NOT remove the .plist file.

Now add the printer back in the Prefs pane.

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How to Install Canon MF8580 printer drivers on OSX 10.9.5

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Hello mrmacfixit,

Thanking you I am for your timely reply. Didn't expect to receive one so quickly. I am a virtual newbie to OS X but however I took a peek in and saw the download and the applications and my question is Which do I do first. Remove the printer driver and then download and install? The machine in question is a multifunction one and I am wondering if I should only deal with the printer driver since that is where to trouble is.

I use the same on a network from a router. I also run windows 8 and the same works perfectly on windows 8. This printer works good with documents but I am a graphic artist and print invitations tickets and the like, even greeting cards That's where the problem is. It just goes black on the graphics while using heavy paper.

I am a hands on person and not savvy to OS X so I would need a sort of walk through explanation on how to do this hence I do ask.

Thank you again as I await your reply.

Regards.

Standeb.

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Delete the printer first,

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then install the new driver.

One thing you could try.

Connect the printer to the Mac via USB.
OS X "should" see the printer and download the newest driver for it automatically.
Do the above after deleting the printer.

If OS X does prompt you and install the driver, once completed and with the printer up and running correctly, disconnect from USB and join it to your network

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great

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thanks for this info

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Hello mrmacfixit.

Thank you again. As you said mac automatically downloaded the drivers. This I noticed after I had i uninstalled the stalled and reinstalled the printer. Thing is that in early November and mid December last I got updates from Canon. That was when the trouble started. What I think happened was that the updates would not have worked without Yosemite installed. I still ran Mavericks. While I uninstalled the printer today, I downloaded and installed Yosemite and then reinstalled the printer, test printed a full coloured greeting card and the printer worked beautifully. The updates from Canon were listed as incompatible while the issues were there but not incompatible now. Meanwhile I still can't understand why printer tray No. 2 does not work on command from Mac. It works from windows.

Thank you so much for your assistance. Your narrative was very clear.

Standeb.

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Pleased you got to printing again,

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and I'm sure that the tray #2 problem will eventually be resolved.

Meanwhile, my work here is done.

Enjoy the new drivers and get back to your work. Happy

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In reply to: Pleased you got to printing again,

Hello mrmacfixit,

Thanking you again for your assistance. I am to advise that the problems have been solved.

Best Regards,

Standeb.

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(NT) Thanks for the update

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