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Registered: ‎11-05-2017

MF 216n will not scan, please help

 

I can print fine with a USB cord, but when I try to scan it says the computer is not connected. I've tried turning everything on and off and disconnecting and reconnecting the cord.  Presently running windows 10, with latest Canon software, driver, patch from canon.com.  Thanks

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-06-2017

Re: MF 216n will not scan, please help

I've had that problem for months and so far have not been able to find a solution. I had to buy a separate scanner so I can still scan important documents. Hopefully somebody will give you an answer that will actually work.
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Re: MF 216n will not scan, please help

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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎11-08-2017

Re: MF 216n will not scan, please help

"it says the computer is not connected"

Does it not show the name of the PC in the list of devices to scan to, or does it show the name, but say it's not connected afterwards?

If the name is not in the list, first, make sure your PC has a name assigned to it (Right-click the Computer icon, and check the properties window for Computer Name).

If it's there but not scanning, try disabling your Antivirus and try again. I've seen some weird stuff where Antivirus software is actually interfering with USB ports (figure it's random incoming data from a USB port, so it's understandable).

Are you able to scan if you initiate the scan from the PC instead of the scanner? May be a viable workaround if you find out something on the PC is actually interfering with it.
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Registered: ‎02-28-2017

Re: MF 216n will not scan, please help

Hi airmann70     

 

So that I may better assist you, I will need some more information about your situation.  Do you mind answering a few questions?

1.  Before you downloaded the Patch for Network Scan, USB Scan from our web site, did you download and install the drivers and MF Toolbox from our web site?  If so, did you restart or reboot (turn off the power) your computer before downloading the patch?

2.  Is there an error message appearing on the computer or printer when attempting to scan from your computer from the MF Toolbox software? If so, please list the message verbatim.

 

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