Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 11:02 PM (in response to CaroleEllen)
Could be many things, we should start with this...
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)
Mac OS X: Cannot print, use Classic, start file sharing, burn discs, or update software if /tmp missing...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 11:30 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for responding!
I am about to try this all now. Before I do, which install disc do I need to use? 1 or 2? I bought my computer right before the switch to Snow Leopard where only 1 disc is needed.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 12:24 AM (in response to CaroleEllen)
I did everything from your reply.
I'm going to try installing the drivers again.
But so far...I'm not seeing anything different. Not sure if I am supposed to now or not.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 12:42 AM (in response to CaroleEllen)
Canon printers are wonderful, but the drivers are -just- compatible.
When you installed the driver, did you also install the scanner driver?
And uninstall, did you uninstall the scanner driver? and remove it from the Accounts/login items ?
Do you have Printopia or Airprint Activator on your mac?
and do you have 10.6 or 10.5? If 10.6 you should update your profile.
What BD proposed is right on, I would suggest to run 10.6.8 Combo Update also, even if you have OS already updated.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to LexSchellings)
I'm running 10.5.8
My fiance has 10.6 and he is having the same problem I am.
And as far as I know, I don't have Printopia or Airprint Activator on my MAC.
We can download the driver over and over again but it never shows in the "printers and fax" option in system preferances.
We can go into the library and find a good amount of Canon items and see that we have downloaded something dealing with the printer, but no printer ever shows.
I even wiped my MAC last night because I was so fristerated with it. I thought that since I didn't have much on there anyways, why not just clear EVERYTHING off and start fresh.
I downloaded the drivers again and I'm still having the same problem. It just keeps saying "no printers" and when I search for drivers loaded, there are none.
I have absolutly no idea what I am supposed to do, other than bring it to an Apple store and have them try to figure it out.
Thanks to the both of you for all them help. If you have any other suggestions, I'd appreciate them as well.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to CaroleEllen)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to CaroleEllen)
CaroleEllen, Perhaps it is a setting on the printer itself. Check all printer settings with the printer manual in hand. In the printer manual it also says whether the printer must be connected or not, when installing the printer driver. And check the cable, is the cable in the right port on the printer?. After installing a printer driver you must restart the computer. That's all I can think of at the moment.
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