10-28-2014 01:30 PM - edited 10-28-2014 01:31 PM
I literally just started to scan something and while it was in the process of scanning, I realized that I didn't need that particular page to scan, so I hit the "stop" button. About an hour later I found something that I did need to scan, so when I go to scan it, it says "PC Standby" then when I hit the "black" button to start the scan it says "please wait awhile" and then after a minute or so it goes back to saying "PC Standby". I've tried it multiple times with the same result. I did some research and found where to go to download all of the updated versions of the drivers and programs (yes that includes the "MP Navigator" program) and it still gives me the same result. I even turned off the priniter for 10 seconds to reboot it and it STILL says the same things. I don't see how it could work perfectly an hour before and not work in the slightest after I told the previous scan to stop. PLEASE HELP! I own a business and really need this scanner to work!
10-28-2014 01:40 PM
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10-31-2014 03:00 AM
If PC scan standby is displayed on the LCD after you press the SCAN button, please press the Menu button to display the screen for selecting where you will save the data by following the steps below:
1. Use the button to select PC, then press the OK button.
2. Use the button to select the PC to forward the scanned data, then press the OK button. If you select Local (USB) in the Select PC screen, the data is forwarded to the USB-connected computer.
3. Use the button to select the document type, then press the OK button.
4. Press the Settings button to adjust the settings as necessary.
5. Load the original document on the Platen Glass or in the ADF.
6. Press the Color button for color scanning, or the Black button for black & white scanning.
In the event that you are trying to scan wirelessy instead of via USB, you will need to have the Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector running on your computer in order to scan from the operation panel of the printer. To ensure that the program is launched, from the Start menu onn your computer, select (All) Programs > Canon Utilities > IJ Network Scanner Selector EX > IJ Network Scanner Selector EX to start it.
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01-23-2016 11:02 AM - edited 01-23-2016 11:03 AM
i have a cannon MX340 Pima Printer is doing the same thing. please help I also need this for my business.
What do i do?
thank you for all your time and efforts
01-26-2016 07:03 AM
It is recommended that you contact live technical support . There is NO charge for this call. Real time feedback of a live technical support call would be very beneficial in this case.
Please dial 1-866-261-9362, Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET (excluding holidays). A Canon technical support representative will be able to resolve this issue faster.
06-30-2016 06:48 PM
I have the abovementioned issue and I have tried doing what you suggested, yet with no success. No idea why it went into PC Standby. Very frustrating because I need to scan a ton of documents. Please help!
Thanks and regards
10-29-2016 06:47 PM
I have an Apple Desktop and my scanner worked earlier today and now it won't scan. Says "PC Standby" followed by "please wait awhile
10-29-2016 06:54 PM
To have a better understanding of your issue, please let everyone know the printer model you have, as well as the specific version of Mac OS X (ex. 10.10, 10.11) you are using and if you are connected via USB or WI-FI. That way, the community will be able to assist you with suggestions appropriate for your product.
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03-07-2018 05:29 PM
I hope your issue got sorted out. I just had the same problem, looked for answers here, didn't find any, and fixed it by closing all processes that had "Canon" in their name, then rebooting the machine. Also running Windows 7.
I think the problem arose when I stopped a scan before it completed, then the scanning function just seemed to get stuck Hope this helps someone else going forward.