Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Canon MP170 Won't Print Though the Ink Is Full

If you recently inserted a new ink cartridge into your Canon MP170 printer but have found the device still isn't producing copies, you need to troubleshoot the situation. Typically, this is due to a minor programming or connection problem and is corrected with only a few short steps. Once it is corrected, you can return to printing the documents as if nothing had happened.


1 Check the power on the Canon MP170. If the printer is not currently turned on, your computer is unable to send the print request to the hardware.

2 Inspect the printer to make sure there is paper in the printer.

3 Look at the USB data cable connection. If the cable is not hooked up completely, the printer is still not going to receive the print request.

4 Remove the USB data cable from the current USB port on the computer and insert it into a different USB port. Sometimes, some USB hardware does not function with certain ports, and USB ports also are capable of dying out, preventing anything form connecting with them.

5 Open the document you are attempting to print, then select "Print" and look at the print options. Make sure the Canon MP170 is selected as the go-to printer. If it isn't, the print request is being created for a different printer.

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Friday, 22 June 2012

How to Install a Canon PIXMA MP160 Printer

the Canon PIXMA MP160 printer is an all-in-one photo printer. This printer offers high-quality resolution that gives photos a rich, dynamic finish. Using the Canon MP160 is a user-friendly process, and so is installing it, even for relatively inexperienced computer users..       

1 .Open the official Canon website (see Resources). When it opens, click on the "American" demographic symbol.
2 .Click on the "Support and Drivers" tab on the left side of the screen. Select "Canon USA" and the screen will redirect to a popup screen. When the popup screen loads, click on the "Printer" icon. You will be prompted to locate and select your product's name and model number.
3 .Choose your product's name and model number by clicking on the designated drop down bar in the middle of the screen. Click on the MP160 product name and model number. Your screen will be redirected to an operating system prompt. Choose your operating system in the designated drop down menu when the next screen loads.
4 .Download the Canon MP160 setup application. Click on the Canon MP160 link that will be generated based on the information you provided. A file download dialog window will appear on your computer's screen. Click on the "Save" option that will be presented in this window. When the setup application download is complete, click on the "Open" action to access the Canon MP160 installation wizard.
5 .Agree to the Canon Manufacturer Terms of Use. This will be the first screen that will be displayed in the Canon MP160 installation wizard. Once you have read and reviewed the Canon manufacturer user license agreement, follow the prompts that will be listed in the Canon MP160 installation wizard to complete the installation process.
6 .Select all the default settings by simply clicking on the "Next" option that will be displayed at the bottom of the installation wizard's window.
7 .Click the "Finish" option to complete and conclude the installation process. The Canon MP160 portal will open automatically once the installation wizard is closed. Choose all of the recommended settings in the Canon MP160 portal. The last screen will display the option to print a test page. Click on this option to test the printer's connection and installation, and ensure that it is printing correctly.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

How to Set Up Canon MX700 Wireless Printing

·         How to Set Up Canon MX700 Wireless Printing

The Canon MX700 multi-function printer does not have wireless printing capabilities built in, but you can connect the printer to a wireless print server to achieve the same results. When setting up the wireless print server, you need to install both the printer and printer server driver on your computer, as well as configure the print server for the wireless network you intend to use

Insert the installation disc for the MX700 into the computer's disc drive. A installation program will run.

Click on "Easy Install."
Click "Install." On the next screen, click "Yes" to agree to the license agreement.

Click on "Use the printer via USB," then click "Next."
Connect the USB cable to the computer and the MX700.

Click "Next" twice. Click on "Agree" or "Do not agree" on whether you want to participate in the PIXMA extended survey program, then click "Exit."

Configuring the Wireless Print Server and Installing the Driver

Remove the installation disc for the MX700, then insert the installation disc for the wireless print server in the disc drive. An installation program will run.
Click on the button to start the installation. It may say "Next" or "Install Now."

Connect a USB cable to the print server and the printer. Click "Next" if required by the installation program.

Connect an Ethernet cable to the wireless print server and the wireless router. Click "Next" if required by the installation program.

Click on the option to obtain an IP address automatically, then click "Next," if required by the installation program.

Double-click on the wireless network the wireless print server will be using from the list of available networks.

Enter the wireless security key. You may need to select the wireless security type as well, depending on the brand of wireless print server.

Disconnect the Ethernet cable, then restart the wireless print server by unplugging it and replugging it. Once the print server has been set up, you will be required to install the Print Server's driver. If the program does not automatically proceed to the driver installation, click on the button to proceed.

Select the printer that is connected to the wireless print server from the list of printers, then click "Next," if necessary. After the driver copies, you may be asked to print a test page. If not, click on "Finish.

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Canon Printing Setting up a Wireless Printer in 5 Easy Steps

Canon Printing Setting up a Wireless Printer in 5 Easy Steps

1. Determine the Type of Wireless Printer

You'll be using the wireless router to connect the new wireless printer to your home network so make sure the router is up and running. Most new computers and wireless printers are equipped with either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi capabilities. If your printer is not wireless you can purchase a wireless card that plugs into a USB port.
2. Select the Location of the Wireless Printer

The wireless printer should be set up in a place at home or in the office that is accessible to everyone and where there is ample space for paper, printer ink and other supplies. If you are using Bluetooth wireless you may want to give this some thought since Bluetooth printers have a smaller wireless range than Wi-Fi printers.
3. Enable Printer Sharing

The server computer's operating system must be informed that the printer you are adding to the network is a wireless printer. (The server computer is the one the printer is connected to.)

In Windows Vista, this is done by accessing the network settings in the Control Panel and then activating file and printer sharing in the local area network settings.

For Windows XP go to Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, "View installed printers or fax printers." Right-click on your printer and select "Sharing", then select "Share this Printer." Give the printer a name and click OK.

4. Add the Wireless Printer to any other Computers on your Network

The other computers on the network must also be set up for using the wireless printer. To do this in Windows Vista, open the Control Panel in the classic view and then open Printers. Right click on the printer that is going to be shared, and then open Properties. In Properties, check the box that allows the printer to be a shared device.

For Windows XP you will need to do the following:

· Open Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, and click on "Add a printer."

· This will take you into a wizard to find the printer you shared previously.

· Click Next until you are at the Local or Network Printer page.

· Select "A network printer or a printer attached to another computer" and click Next.

· Now click "Browse for a printer" and click Next. This will display your workgroup, the PCs connected to it and any printers that are attached to them.

· Click on the wireless printer you shared earlier and click Next. [This should install the driver automatically. If not, you may need to get the CD software that came with the printer.]

· Now click Yes to make the wireless printer the default printer for this PC (or No if the computer already has one attached to it).

· Click Finish.
5. Troubleshooting Wireless Printers

Both this computer and the one the wireless printer is attached to might need a reboot. If you're not seeing the computer it is attached to, double-check that all computers have the same network name: go to Control Panel, Performance & Maintenance, "See basic information about your computer." From there click on "Computer Name" and your workgroup will be displayed.

If you're not seeing the printer, make sure it's switched on. If printer still doesn't work, you may need to install the printer driver using the software CD that came with it.

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How to Set Up a Canon Wireless Printer

How to Set Up a Canon Wireless Printer

Power on your Canon wireless printer after you have removed it from the packaging. Insert the ink cartridges when prompted on the screen. Your first printer ink cartridges are included. If you have a computer already connected to a desktop or Windows XP, skip to step 7.

Print and scan the alignment sheet as prompted on the printer screen. Press OK when done.

Insert the setup CD even if you are connecting your Canon printer via wireless network. There are printer drivers created for wireless networks on this CD.

Follow the CD setup instructions on the screen. Have the printer find the actual wi-fi network signal that you will be using and select that on the printer screen and on your computer. The wi-fi light will be on when the network is connected.

Print a test page from your computer when everything is completed on the screen and if you are prompted by the Canon setup CD to do so.
Go into printers and ensure Canon is set as your default printer. This will ensure all software will use this as your primary printer. There will be a check mark next to it.

Go into printer setup and search for a printer connected via network on your computer. This may take a few minutes. You must enable printer and file sharing on both computers before you will be able to view a USB connected printer on a network.

Select use this printer when it finds your printer. Make sure it is set to be the default printer and print a test page.

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