How to Set Up a Canon All-In-One Printer

How to Set Up a Canon All-In-One Printer. When using a Canon all-in-one printer, it is important to follow the proper setup procedure. If you follow the instructions and use the proper drivers and software, you will be successful in setting your printer up correctly. Follow these steps to setup and enjoy:

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How to Set Up a Canon All-In-One Printer
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Step-by-Step

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Remove the printer from its box and packaging materials. The fragile or moving parts of the printer are often taped in place or covered with protective plastic or cardboard. Gently remove this protection before using the machine.

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Plug the power cord and adapter into the printer, then into an outlet on a surge protector. This will allow you to check to see that the printer can be powered up.

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Install the printer's ink cartridges. Open the printer cover and position the cartridges according to the printer manual. In addition, load the paper into the paper tray.

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Install the drivers and software for your Canon all-in-one printer. Use the CD that was included with your printer. Make sure you install the correct drivers for your operating system.

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Turn the power off and locate the USB cable for your all-in-one printer. Plug the USB cable into the printer port and into the USB port on your computer. Your computer will now install and recognize your all-in-one printer.

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Print out a test page. Make sure you read the printer user manual in order to become familiar with all the print, scan and copy functions.