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New printer will not print from computer, even with brand new connection cord.


What more can we do?  It will print the test page, and it will print doing a scan page from the printer.  Otherwise it does nothing.  It will not even say there is something to be printed.




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I purchased the Canon Pixma MG2520 today. All I can get it to do is scan and print a page. Tried removing and reinstalling software, still no luck. New USB cord also. Using Windows 7/64bit.

It is a PIXMA MG2520, and my operating system is Windows Vista.

My husband just took this printer over and connected it to our lap top, and it prints fine.  So, I am guessing it is within my computer.  Is something turned off that should be on?  I am not a tech, so I have no idea.  Just know I need a printer that will print from my computer.


Having the same problem!


Hi jvhdg64 and jmiller376,


I would like to see if your printer is showing up at all in the Device Manager on your computer. This will tell us if the printer is at least being seen when connected via USB.  To do this, please follow these steps:


For Windows Vista


1. With the printer and USB cable plugged in and turned on, please go to your Start Menu, then right-click over the 'COMPUTER' icon, then select PROPERTIES.


2. In the Properties window, please click on 'DEVICE MANAGER', then proceed to the "Once in Device Manager" section below.  


For Windows 7


Click on your START button and in the START SEARCH box, please enter DEVICE MANAGER and then press ENTER on your keyboard.  The DEVICE MANAGER window should open; please proceed to the "Once in Device Manager" section below.  


Once in Device Manager


1.  In the Device Manager window, scroll down to near the bottom of the window and find the section named 'UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLERS'.


2.  If that area is not expanded already, please double-click on 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers' to expand the area.


3.  Examine the contents listed below; do you see a listing for 'USB PRINTING SUPPORT'?


     3-1. If so, the computer is at least seeing the printer. Does 'USB Printing Support' have an exclamation mark, question mark, or other symbol next to it?


     3-2. If not, then check to see if there is anything listed under a section above named 'OTHER DEVICES' or 'UNKNOWN DEVICES'. If there is, what is listed there?


Also, are you installing the printer using the installation CD, or the drivers from the Canon USA website?


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I am sure that the problem is not at the printer, but sure at the computer, so try to use the printer on another computer, I hope you luck