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Need help setting up a Canon Pixma MX922 Printer, copier, scanner

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Need help setting up a Canon Pixma MX922 Printer, copier, scanner . We can't get it to work or recognize the computer.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I will assist,

I'm sorry about the printer issue. Do you have windows xp, vista, or 7, or Mac computer?

Is there any error when setting up the printer? Are you stuck at any step?

Do you connect the printer to the computer with the USB cable?

Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Mac. As soon as we try to print something it appears in the print que and then the printer does not respond. We did not connect printer to computer with USB cable because it is a wireless printer. However, we went back and tried to use a USB cable we had (they didn't give us one) and connected it to the computer. Nothing worked. Same results. Nothing. It will print test sheets but only from printer, not computer.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

What's the brand/model of your wireless modem/router?

Did you follow the instructions to connect via the USB cable or via wireless?

Wireless instructions:
http://www.usa.canon.com/CUSA/assets/app/pdf/wireless/additl_MX922_Mac.pdf

Please let me know any step you are stuck at. Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The wireless modem/router is netgear. It doesn't give the model. We got through the entire set-up and printed the test page. Not sure In the the administrator name and password XXXXX correct. DID get a message that said if we clicked the wrong thing we could lose our cable provider connection.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
You can check at the back/bottom of the netgear router for the model.

When you enter the administrator name and password; it's for your Mac computer. If it does not take it, it will give an error.

Can you go to the menu/settings on the printer's screen and make sure it is connected to wireless?

Thank you
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, I gave the wrong wireless setup instructions; please see at

http://www.usa.canon.com/CUSA/assets/app/pdf/wireless/setup_MX922_Mac.pdf

Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

We tried to connect by using the wireless connection and my husband says it responds that it is connected. It will do everything but printing word documents from the computer. It appears in the print que and then it disappears. We believe it would not appear in the print que if it was not connected. The link seems to be established. But when we hit print nothing happens in the printer. That is the main problem.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry, do you mean it prints everything, such as web pages or pictures, etc., but not Word documents? Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

We haven't tried Web pages or pictures. We don't know how to do that yet.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Just open a web page and print (or print this web page), or print an email message. Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Right now it is still trying to connect to the access point. I did get the preview of the print to work and I did press print. The wireless image on the printer (in the front) is flashing

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

We just got a timeout error again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It is asking us to redo the wireless LAN setup again.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
OK, the first thing is to go to the setup/menu on the printer's screen and check the wireless/LAN/Wi-Fi/etc. option there, and make sure it's connected first, then we'll continue. Yes, please redo the wireless LAN Setup to see if it can connect. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Should we hit the Standard setup or the WPS or other setup on the printer menu? We have those choices.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Try standard setup. Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How do we enter the passphrase? A keyboard shows up but we can't seem to enter any passphrase.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
What happens when you tap on any key on the keyboard? Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

We got the keyboard to work, entered the right pass phrase and it won't respond to the done button when we hit enter.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Is there any other button/option on the printer you can tap on? Such as Done/OK, etc.?

 

Press the Function button (A) after entering the passphrase (it is case-sensitive.) Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I hit the complete setup and it says it is connected to the access point. Should we hit the WLAN setup, template print, web service or what option now. Those are the choices.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Since it's connected to access point, then just exit the menu. Then see if you can print.

If you cannot print:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences and click Print & Fax.

  2. Select the canon printer in the list, if it's there, and click the Delete (-) button.

 

, then re-add the network printer in Print & Fax.

 

Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What list? We can get print and fax to show up but what list?

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
After opening Print & Fax, do you see the canon printer there ? If yes, delete it. Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I see the Canon printer. How do we delete it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Do you want me to choose "reset printing system" button? That is an option.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

OK, reset printing system and see if you can print.

If not, select the Canon printer, then click on the - (minus) button at the bottom to delete

 

, then click on the + (plus) button to re-add the printer. Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

There are 2 choices Bonjour or Canon IJ or U network. We used the Bonjour and it did not work so we used Canon U and it did not print.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Does it detect your printer when you add? Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It will not auto select and the Printer Software does not show up on the list of possible printer software.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
So when you click on the + (plus) button in Print & Fax , it does not show any printer? Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It shows 2 MX920 series One is a Canon U or IJ Network and the other is Bonjour, both listed under the word Kind.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, please cancel it, and delete the canon printer again if it shows in Print & Fax, then insert the Canon printer cd disk, and follow the steps starting on page 7 at the website below:

http://www.usa.canon.com/CUSA/assets/app/pdf/wireless/additl_MX922_Mac.pdf

Please let me know if it's able to finish all the steps. Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
After he had us delete our printer and we put in the CD for the Pixmas MX 920 series printer (922) the CD now will not work at all. It keeps coming out.
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

You've given me a negative feedback, but did not reply back to me previously. Please wait until we are finish. Since the disk does not work, please download and install the printer driver at the website below:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/printers_multifunction/office_all_in_one_inkjet_printers/pixma_mx922#DriversAndSoftware

 

; select your operating system MAC and OS version, then click on Drivers, then download and install the printer driver.


Please just reply, so I can help further. Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I clicked on download but it doesn't seem to be installing. We have a MAC Os X version 10.6.8 but that isn't on the list. Is that Snow Leopard? Anyway, it won't install. Do we have to open it somewhere?

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Yes, it's Snow leopard. What happens when open the downloaded file mcpd-mac-mx920-10_72_2-ea13.dmg? Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

When I put the cd into the drive the computer hums of r aminute than spit it back out. No files are downloaded.

Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Don't use the CD. but go to the website below:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/printers_multifunction/office_all_in_one_inkjet_printers/pixma_mx922#DriversAndSoftware

 

; select your operating system MAC and OS version, then click on Drivers, then download and install the printer driver.


Please just reply, so I can help further. Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry, I think I have tried all the correct steps, but it did not work for you. Let me open the issue to other Professionals. Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, please
Expert:  Michelle-Mod replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

It seems the professional has left this conversation. This happens occasionally, and it's usually because the professional thinks that someone else might be a better match for your question. I've been working hard to find a new professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're OK with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you!

Michelle

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, we'll wait. At this point the expert had us delete printer recognition software so we are in a fix.
Expert:  Michelle-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

We will continue to look for another professional to assist you.

Thank you for your patience,
Michelle
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for your question today. My name is Jason. I look forward to helping you today.



Do you still need help with this problem? If so, may I start a screen sharing session on your computer and help you resolve the problem? I will send a remote link within minutes after your response, so please keep refreshing the page.


Thank you.

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