Why won't my Windows 8 laptop 'talk' to my Canon Pixma printer?!?
August 28, 2013 9:34 PM Subscribe
I have a new Samsung Ultrabook running Windows 8, and a Canon Pixma iP4600 inkjet printer. The interwebz tell me that I should just be able to connect the two, and print away. I can't. Now what??
posted by Salamander to computers & internet (8 answers total)
I don't have the installation disk for the Pixma printer. I've tried installing the driver software through the official Canon website, but no joy. (I downloaded something called Canon Easy-WebPrint EX. Okay, fine. But my laptop still isn't recognizing my printer.)
Then I went through the 'devices' menu, as instructed by another 'help' site, and looked for a printer to install. It says there is no printer detected.
Actually, in case you can't tell - I've lost track of what I've done to try and get this show on the road. :( Suffice to say, I have been googling for an hour, followed all the methods I've come across, and still not found a way to make my laptop acknowledge that there is a printer connected to it via a USB port.
I am planning on investing in a new printer/scanner anyway. Should I just go buy one now? Will it be any easier to use, or am I just going to have the same problem?? I don't have money to waste, but I am losing too much time (and my mind) on this.
I know I'm not giving the right information here, so I'll be monitoring the thread for questions. Thanks in advance!