Unknown Printer

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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The printer driver may not be installed correctly. Uninstall and re-install the printer driver. Make sure that there is a direct connection between the printer and USB port of the computer. Reboot the computer with the printer`s USB cable unattached and reconnect the cable once the computer has restarted.
Restart your computer – this often will recover any lost connections with wireless devices. Power off and on the printer, and even the access point or wireless router your printer connects to. Check your printer configuration – you may not be assigned to the correct port for the printer.
On computer, select Printers & Scanners in System Preferences, and then check if printer or scanner appears. If your printer or scanner does not appear, add the printer or scanner as follows. Access our website, and then download and install the printer driver or scanner driver for your printer or scanner.
Check Cables and Printer USB Ports

Check all cable connections (including the power cord) on the printer side. If the printer does have power and you`ve properly connected the communication cable, but the printer is still not recognized, try switching to a different USB port on the PC.

Select Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings. In the Advanced sharing settings dialog box, expand the Private section. Next, under Network discovery, select Turn on network discovery. Under File and printer sharing, select Turn on file and printer sharing.
1: Check Printer Power, Cables, and Paper

Check that the correct paper is properly loaded into the printer and is not jammed. Replacing damaged cables, plugging in loose or disconnected cables, and fixing paper jams as necessary may resolve the issue.

The printer supports 3 connection methods. USB, Ethernet or Wireless. None of them depend on or require a internet connection to function. Without internet, you will not be able to use any cloud based features like scan to email, but printing and scanning to / from devices on a local network is possible.
The easiest way to connect the Canon printer to the computer is via a USB cable. It`s the traditional method of connecting devices. One end of the USB remains connected to the printer, and the other must be connected to the computer`s USB port.
Simply plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on. On the taskbar, select the Search icon, type Printers in the search bar, and then select Printers & scanners from the search results to open the Printers & scanners system setting.
if your PC do not offer wireless connectivity a USB cable would be required unless your router supports WPS. If your PC is wirelessly connected to the router, restore the pritner settings as following: Click the WiFi button on the printer and select Restore Network Settings, confirm and prompt.
A wireless printer will still need a USB cable in case it needs to print in a location where Wi-Fi would not be available. Having a printer without a wire connection option can lessen the printer`s marketability.
If the LabelWriter appears as Unspecified or Unknown in Devices and Printers on Windows, it usually means that the computer has not identified that device as a printer yet.
Check6 Make sure wireless signal is strong. Monitor signal strength and move printer and wireless router as necessary. Place the printer and wireless router where there are no obstacles between them. Wireless communication between different rooms or floors is generally poor.
Press (Settings/Registration) → [Preferences] → [External Interface] → [USB Settings] → [Use MEAP Driver for USB External Device].
If you connect the printer to your computer via a USB cable, check whether the cable is properly connected. If it isn`t, re-plug it and make sure they are properly seated into the ports on both your printer and your computer. Try another USB port on your computer in case the one you previously used is broken.

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CANON P200- ERROR 5100 PLEASE HELP!
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Canon MP530 – 6A00 Purge Unit?
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Canon Pixma iP3000 "Open door" Error code.
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ANSWER : Dang, it worked for me then wentback to normal (not working) after the test page. Oh well not bad for a 10 year old bubble jet.

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Canon Pixma MP150 Error Code 5100
ANSWER : Make sure you check that a copy of Gustave Holst’s journey to the stars cassette isn’t stuck in there! haha. That’s what my error 5100 was all about, I was getting ready to dismantle the thing after threatening it with a water boarding.

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Canon MP600 died
ANSWER : hey guys I found this on the net check it out maybe somebody can make something out of it cuase they omitted this part on the service manual that I attained cause I have the same problem hope this helps.

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