Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to bethm69)Hi Beth, and a warm welcome to the forums!
Might try these two...
Mac OS X: About the Reset Printing System feature ...
Might try Printer Setup Repair 5.1...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 10:38 PM (in response to PAHU)
Great forum. I was experiencing the same issue on my MacBook Pro (10.6). I could see and use the fax but not the printer. After installing the suggested 2.90 version (http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0200111302.html), the printer showed up (and printed!) without any further issues.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to PAHU)
I was having similar trouble. My Mac wouldnt find the printer and i tried everything, from installing the cd-rom again and rebooting my computer and connecting to my printer to the LAN over and over again, and nothing seemed to work. I would frustrated and wanted to return the printer but i love it so much and continued my quest on how to add it on my Mac. Finally my quest came to end when i read this article. Thanks so much. Now my printer is up and running again and printing everything from photos to documents. Thanks so much!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I had trouble with my printer before and i did everything from resettting it to the LAN setup, enabling bonjour, and when i enabe bonjour on the printer, it worked the first time. but now months later, when i try to print, it says, ' communication error'. i deleted the printer and tried adding it again using the system preferences, printer&fax, then pressing the '+' buttom to add the printer but for some reason, the printer doesnt show up. Please help!! i need my printer to print out invitations for my daughters 1st birthday.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to PAHU)
I had the exact same problem but on OS X Lion. I had the printer installed on the same computer once before with no problems but this time when I tried to re-install it it wouldn't see it on the network. Doing the LPR advertising worked! It finally saw the printer on the network & I was able to add it. Before, it was only seeing it as a scanner.
Thanks for that tip!