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Scanner issue with ImageClass MF6160dw.


The printer is connected to my computer.  Yet, when I try to scan a document, it says that it's not connected to a computer.  ????



Hi Ritaesque!

So that the Community can help you better, we will need to know what Computer Operating System you're using (Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or Mac 10.x) and the model of the equipment you're using.

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Thanks for the quick reply, Tiffany.   I'm using Windows 7.  I'm not sure what you mean by "model of the equipment".  The subject line states that I have the Canon ImageClass MF6160dw.  What other information does the forum need?

Hi ritaesque.


I will be glad to assist you.


So that I can better assist you, may I have you follow the instructions below to perform a scan using the Canon MF Toolbox and verify if you receive an error?


1.  Verify that MF Toolbox is closed on the computer and press the [SCAN] button on the printer.

2.  Highlight [Remote Scanner] and press [OK].  The screen will show, "Remote Scanner. Waiting online...".

3.  On the computer, open the MF Toolbox and select [PDF].

4.  Click the green [START] button on the [PDF] window.  The machine will start processing the scan.


I look forward to your reply.  Should you need immediate assistance, please contact us at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-266).

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Thank you, Patrice. It worked.  

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I tried this option, but it seems nothing happens. It tried to read the instruction but it did not work.


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