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Pixma MX922 can scan from utility on PC, not from machine display

New Contributor

I have been able to scan to my machines by placing documents on the platen directly and hitting scan.


Two days ago, it stopped scanning from the machine. I would place a document, insure that the PC was available, click Black & White scan, and I would observe the "Please wait momentarily". The scan never occurs, and it returns to the menu without asking if I want to place another document on the tray.


But I could go on the utility on my Mac and execute a scan.


I did run out of ink recently, but have since refilled it. I saw a post that holding the Stop button for five seconds will turn off the ink reservoir sensor on another Canon model -- it didn't work, but was easy enough to try. I thought that should rule out ink being the culprit.


Is there a reset method for being able to scan from the display again? I don't want to lose that feature, as it is how I use the MFP primarily.



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Hi kujotx!


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New Contributor

Sure! Mac OSX 10.9.3.

But, the operating system is meaningless at this point.


If you read above, I want to press the scan button on the MPF display and have it scan. 


At present, the scan button does nothing -- it tells me to wait momentarily, then returns to the Scan start screen.


I can initiate a scan from my Mac, but that's not my problem. I want the MPF scan button to work again.

New Contributor

It was user error -  I need to confirm that the target machine had the utility running.


After scanning to a USB, I had concluded that the scanning utility was not required to scan to the PC. I expected the MX922 would at least attempt to scan and fail on the save.


I understand now that you require the TWAIN drivers to get to save to the target machine.



New Contributor

A really lame way for Canon to do things!


The MX922 should start the drivers automatically!


I replaced a MX860 with this unit, and find the PC interface very user unfriendly.

New Contributor

I am having the exact same problem.  I had successfully been able to scan from my machine, but all then yesterday, I was no longer able to scan from my machine.  I am still able to scan from the software on my PC.  I am running windows 7 enterprise and am connected via USB.