3370 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2009 7:41 AM by Bruce De Benedictis
When I insert an SD card into the Canon MX850 the card is detected on the printer, but my iMac can't see it. Is there anyway to mount the SD card on my iMac? The MX850 is connected by Ethernet.
I would prefer to use the MX850 as a card reader for the few times I use SD cards than go out and buy a separate card reader.
I don't have any experience using printers over Ethernet, but it may be the Ethernet link that's causing your mount problem. Can you temporarily connect the printer to your computer with a USB cable to see if it works better that way? If the card mounts with that connection, what you're seeing may be a limitation of the Ethernet connection mode.
Bruce may have the answer. My Epson has flash card slots that can be used to mount those cards on the computer, at least over USB. However, I could believe that some printers only have those slots for use in printing photos, not for mounting by a computer.
You should be able to buy a compact SD card reader for US$10-20. If you have any SDHC cards, be sure you buy a reader that supports that higher capacity.
Actually, I tried it, and you can access the card for reading on an MX850 over the network. Whether you would want to or not is another question.
To do so, in the finder, Connect to Server using the address smb://xxxxxxxxxxx/canon_memory, where xxxxxxxxxx is the IP address the printer is using. You are also supposed to be able to use the MAC address, but I was not able to get it to connect using that.
It is rather a pain to do so. It is probably better to buy a card reader.