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Question: Does anyone know of printer driver work around for Canon MX870

After updating to "Hi Sierra", Canon informs me that they no longer provide a driver for this model printer. It prints perfectly and scans documents just right so there is no need at all to get rid of it.


Is there a work around out there that will allow me to keep using this printer or am I forced to add it the global pollution problem that is "Technology"???

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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The Canon PIXMA MX870 Series is shown as a supported printer in the 2017-07-06 Canon Printer Drivers v3.4 for OS X.


There are two alternative approaches (try these in order):

  1. Reset the printing system

    System Preferences : Printers & Scanners

    1. Select the MX870 entry, right-click on it, and choose Reset printing system…
    2. When you click the + button to readd, the MX870 entry should be in the menu. Select it.
      1. The operating system may reach out through the Internet and install the latest driver
  2. Install the above Canon Printer Drivers v3.4, and choose Canon MX870 Series driver during step 1 procedures.


When done with either above, right-click on the MX870 printer entry and choose Set default printer.

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Mar 12, 2018 5:54 AM in response to rustyfromexmouth In response to rustyfromexmouth

The Canon PIXMA MX870 Series is shown as a supported printer in the 2017-07-06 Canon Printer Drivers v3.4 for OS X.


There are two alternative approaches (try these in order):

  1. Reset the printing system

    System Preferences : Printers & Scanners

    1. Select the MX870 entry, right-click on it, and choose Reset printing system…
    2. When you click the + button to readd, the MX870 entry should be in the menu. Select it.
      1. The operating system may reach out through the Internet and install the latest driver
  2. Install the above Canon Printer Drivers v3.4, and choose Canon MX870 Series driver during step 1 procedures.


When done with either above, right-click on the MX870 printer entry and choose Set default printer.

Mar 12, 2018 5:54 AM

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Mar 12, 2018 6:36 AM in response to VikingOSX In response to VikingOSX

I did the first one and have ended up with two drivers in the dialog. I changed the default to the other one and its working now. Version 16.10.0.0

Both had the same version. One had Canon_MX870_series (now default) the other (ex-default) has what looks like an ip address in brackets after it and shows its constantly in use.

Thank you VikingOSX

Mar 12, 2018 6:36 AM

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