How to install your Canon printer on Apple OS X Mountain Lion.

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Canon LBP5050 Installed on OS X Mountian lion

I have a Cannon i-Sensys LBP5050 installed perfectly in my Apple Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It wasn't easy to find documentation, so I decided to create some help for anyone who needs a guide for installing their Canon printer on OS X.



How to install your Canon printer on Apple OS X Mountain Lion:

  1. If you have already attempted to install a driver for your Canon printer, remove it from the printers and fax system preferences pane (in you system preferences) and also go to your hard disk (or SSD) and open Library>Printer, trash the Canon folder. Also in the same folder (Library>Printer) open the folder PPDs and trash any files which refer to the Canon printer you are installing. Of course if you have another Canon printer working, be sure to selectively trash only those files pertaining to new one. Reboot and empty the trash before proceeding to step two.
  2. Unplug the printer.
  3. Download the latest driver here and run the installer package.
  4. Once the package has finished installing, go to the system preferences by clicking the Apple icon at the top right.
  5. Now you can plug in the printer and turn it on.
  6. Open the "Print and Fax" pane to open the Print and Fax preferences
  7. Click the plus button ("+") on the left side of the window to add a printer. The name of your new Canon printer should appear in the list and you should be able to click it. If this does not, redo all the steps above and check you absolutely followed instructions correctly and followed the link to get the latest driver for the exact Canon printer model you have ensuring also that it is the latest version for Mac OS X system you have. If you still have problems, see trouble shooting below.
  8. Click on the model of Canon printer you are installing and then click "Choose a Driver or Printer Model" then click "Select Printer Software…" and choose your printer form the list. Then click ok.

Your printer should now be installed and working.

Troubleshooting:

The only real trouble shooting you will probably need to do is check you have the latest driver for your operating system and then follow my instructions exactly.

Mountain Lion and Lion are different from older systems, so make sure the driver is for 10.7.x or 10.8.x i(the same as your system). To check what version number your operating system has, click the Apple icon on the top left of your screen and click "About this Mac". It will say OS X, Version x.x.x

This is important because the installation steps are a little different for older systems.

To check your Canon printers is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and newer systems, go here:

If you can't6 find your list printer in that link try this page, search for your canon printer and then click the "drivers and sofware" link. It should auto detech your Mac OS X version.


You should be able to find Mac OS X a driver for most of these printers in those two links: UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention in the comments that not all of these printers are still supported. If you can find the OS X driver for your Canon printer in the above two links, try the unoficial gutenberg printer drivers here. Although they are not Cannon drivers, many printers including Canon will work with these often better than the old original drivers.

    •    Canon BJ-5
    •    Canon BJ-10E
    •    Canon BJ-10EX
    •    Canon BJ-20
    •    Canon BJ-30
    •    Canon BJ-100
    •    Canon BJ-130
    •    Canon BJ-130E
    •    Canon BJ-200
    •    Canon BJ-200E
    •    Canon BJ-200EX
    •    Canon BJ-300
    •    Canon BJ-330
    •    Canon BJC-50
    •    Canon BJC-55
    •    Canon BJC-70
    •    Canon BJC-80
    •    Canon BJC-85
    •    Canon BJC-85W
    •    Canon BJC-210
    •    Canon BJC-210SP
    •    Canon BJC-240
    •    Canon BJC-250
    •    Canon BJC-255SP
    •    Canon BJC-600
    •    Canon BJC-600e
    •    Canon BJC-610
    •    Canon BJC-620
    •    Canon BJC-800
    •    Canon BJC-1000
    •    Canon BJC-2000
    •    Canon BJC-2100
    •    Canon BJC-2110
    •    Canon BJC-4000
    •    Canon BJC-4100
    •    Canon BJC-4200
    •    Canon BJC-4300
    •    Canon BJC-4400
    •    Canon BJC-4550
    •    Canon BJC-5000
    •    Canon BJC-5100
    •    Canon BJC-6000
    •    Canon BJC-6200
    •    Canon BJC-6200S
    •    Canon BJC-7000
    •    Canon BJC-8000
    •    Canon BJC-8200
    •    Canon BJC-8500
    •    Canon i250
    •    Canon i550
    •    Canon i560
    •    Canon i850
    •    Canon i900D
    •    Canon i950
    •    Canon i960
    •    Canon i6100
    •    Canon i6500
    •    Canon i9100
    •    Canon i9900
    •    MPC190 aka F10
    •    MPC200 aka F20
    •    MPC360, MPC370, MPC390
    •    MPC400 aka F30 (based on S600)
    •    MPC600F aka F50 aka T-Fax 7960
    •    F60
    •    F80
    •    10
    •    C20
    •    C30
    •    C50
    •    C70
    •    C75
    •    C80
    •    C100
    •    C530
    •    C545
    •    C550
    •    C555
    •    C560
    •    C635
    •    C755
    •    C2500
    •    C3000
    •    C3500
    •    C5000
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1000
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1200
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1300
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1500
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1600
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1700
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1800
    •    Canon PIXMA iP1980
    •    Canon PIXMA iP2000
    •    Canon PIXMA iP2200
    •    Canon PIXMA iP2500
    •    Canon PIXMA iP2600
    •    Canon PIXMA iP3000
    •    Canon PIXMA iP3300
    •    Canon PIXMA iP3500
    •    Canon PIXMA iP3600
    •    Canon PIXMA iP4000
    •    Canon PIXMA iP4000R
    •    Canon PIXMA iP4200
    •    Canon PIXMA iP4300
    •    Canon PIXMA iP4500
    •    Canon PIXMA iP4600
    •    Canon PIXMA iP4700
    •    Canon PIXMA iP5000
    •    Canon PIXMA iP5200
    •    Canon PIXMA iP5200R
    •    Canon PIXMA iP5300
    •    Canon PIXMA iP6000D
    •    Canon PIXMA iP6210D
    •    Canon PIXMA iP6220D
    •    Canon PIXMA iP6600D
    •    Canon PIXMA iP6700D
    •    Canon PIXMA iP8500
    •    Canon PIXMA iP90
    •    Canon PIXMA iP90v
    •    Canon PIXMA iX4000
    •    Canon PIXMA iX5000
    •    Canon PIXMA MP110
    •    Canon PIXMA MP130
    •    Canon PIXMA MP140
    •    Canon PIXMA MP150
    •    Canon PIXMA MP160
    •    Canon PIXMA MP170
    •    Canon PIXMA MP180
    •    Canon PIXMA MP190
    •    Canon PIXMA MP210
    •    Canon PIXMA MP220
    •    Canon PIXMA MP237
    •    Canon PIXMA MP240
    •    Canon PIXMA MP258
    •    Canon PIXMA MP270
    •    Canon PIXMA MP287
    •    Canon PIXMA MP360
    •    Canon PIXMA MP370
    •    Canon PIXMA MP390
    •    Canon PIXMA MP450
    •    Canon PIXMA MP460
    •    Canon PIXMA MP470
    •    Canon PIXMA MP480
    •    Canon PIXMA MP490
    •    Canon PIXMA MP495
    •    Canon PIXMA MP500
    •    Canon PIXMA MP510
    •    Canon PIXMA MP520
    •    Canon PIXMA MP530
    •    Canon PIXMA MP560
    •    Canon PIXMA MP600
    •    Canon PIXMA MP600R
    •    Canon PIXMA MP610
    •    Canon PIXMA MP620
    •    Canon PIXMA MP630
    •    Canon PIXMA MP640
    •    Canon PIXMA MP700
    •    Canon PIXMA MP730
    •    Canon PIXMA MP750
    •    Canon PIXMA MP760
    •    Canon PIXMA MP780
    •    Canon PIXMA MP800
    •    Canon PIXMA MP800R
    •    Canon PIXMA MP810
    •    Canon PIXMA MP830
    •    Canon PIXMA MP950
    •    Canon PIXMA MP960
    •    Canon PIXMA MP970
    •    Canon PIXMA MP990
    •    Canon PIXMA MX300
    •    Canon PIXMA MX310
    •    Canon PIXMA MX330
    •    Canon PIXMA MX340
    •    Canon PIXMA MX410
    •    Canon PIXMA MX420
    •    Canon PIXMA MX700
    •    Canon PIXMA MX7600
    •    Canon PIXMA MX850
    •    Canon PIXMA MX860
    •    Canon PIXMA MX870
    •    Canon PIXMA MX882
    •    Canon PIXMA MX892
    •    Canon PIXMA Pro9000
    •    Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II
    •    Canon PIXMA Pro9500
    •    Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II
    •    Canon PIXMA PRO-1
    •    Canon S200
    •    Canon S300
    •    Canon S330
    •    Canon S400
    •    Canon S450
    •    Canon S500
    •    Canon S520
    •    Canon S530D
    •    Canon S600
    •    Canon S630
    •    Canon S750
    •    Canon S800
    •    Canon S820
    •    Canon S820D
    •    Canon S830D
    •    Canon S900
    •    Canon S9000