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Canon Pixma MP500 and Navigator won't work with Mavericks


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My new MacPro with Mavericks can't locate the drivers for my old Canon Pixma MP500 printer. Can't find the drivers anywhere online for OS 10.9.3. Any ideas?
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I also could not find any compatible Mavericks third party drivers for the Canon Pixma 500. The only thing I can suggest is to try the "Gutenprint" driver to see if it will work for your model Canon. It does support a variety of Canon InkJet printers.

Download Gutenprint 5.2.10 from here.

If that doesn't work, start looking for a new printer. I strongly recommend avoiding Canon in the future. I have found their printers difficult to setup wireless and scan in OS X along with less than satisfactory hardware.
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Totally disagree with CHSCAG -- Canon printers have always worked just fine for me on OSX (until mavericks) and the quality of canon is quite good. I also have an MP500 and this solution here totally solved my problem (the solution posted by PAHU, link below).

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6514300
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I stand by what I originally wrote. Canon printers are a pain to setup wirelessly (you can search our forums) and are cheaply made - failed print heads are common. Again do some searching.

And besides the link you provided was a solution to scanning which is not what the original poster asked. But, like anyone else you're entitled to your opinion which we respect in our forums.
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