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Registered: ‎11-04-2019

Pixma MG2522 won't connect to my computer

I tried the CD-Rom to add driver, it says 'printer detected' then switches to 'printer not detected'. I tried downloading updated drivers, it did the same thing. I tried restarting my computer and starting the installation over, it didn't work either. Same error. I've always used hp printers before, I'm thinking about taking this thing back and getting another hp. Is there anything else I could try?


I'm running Windows 10, and the printer is connected, not wireless.

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Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: Pixma MG2522 won't connect to my computer

@tg68291 wrote:



I'm running Windows 10, and the printer is connected, not wireless.

Assuming this means USB? 


These are the latest drivers (installer) for your device.  Supports 32/64bit MG2522


With USB devices, the general rule is you run the installer prior to connecting the device, or wait to be prompted for connection before plugging it in.  Doing this before or out of sequence can cause issues.


The printer should be connected directly to a USB 2.0/3.0 port on a laptop or back of your desktop.  Using a hub powered or unpowered is not recommended. 


If you have any failed installation attempts (in Programs and Features) or existing printer instances (Control Panel > Device and Printers) these should be uninstalled and/or removed before attempting installtion again.


The user profile you are installing under should have administrator privledges.  3rd party anti-virus software could/might interfere with installation, so be mindful of this.


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Registered: ‎10-24-2020

Re: Pixma MG2522 won't connect to my computer

I know this is an old post in an old thread but I am having this exact issue, tried this solution, and it failed to work.


I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm have tried repeatedly to get this printer to install the driver - both from the cd rom and from an online download - and it just doesn't connect. It either fails to detect the printer at all or switches from detected to not detected.


Does anyone have any solutions? Because I'm about ready to just return this printer and go back to HP.

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Registered: ‎11-21-2018

Re: Pixma MG2522 won't connect to my computer

Hello Infistorm,


If the setup detects the printer and then switches to not detected, it will usually mean that the computer is not reading the device properly. In this situation, you can go in to devicemanager and then you can try right clicking and uninstalling any connections for the printer.


While the printer is connected and turned on, press the Windows key and the letter R key at the same time on your keyboard. In the run box that appears, you can type in "devicemgmt.msc" and click OK. In device manager, check for any headings for other devices.If you see other devices, you can click the arrow next to and then you can right click and uninstall any connections for the MG2500. You can also check under Universal Serial Bus controllers and then you can right click and uninstall any connections for USB printing support or the MG2500.


Once those have been unsintalled, you can disconnect the printer. You can download and reinstall the setup from the link HERE and then you can reconnect the printer once the setup asks to connect the printer.


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