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How to connect a Canon PIXMA MG6450 Printer to an Apple Mac

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How to connect a Canon PIXMA MG6450 Printer to an Apple Mac Computer.
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When you put the disk in, it should then start the installation.

If it has not, go to Finder, and click on the Disk drive to start it.

Then run the installation, which installs the printer.

Once it has completed, click on the Apple Icon in the top left and click System Preferences.

Click on Printers.

Click on the + Symbol and you will see the Pixma in the list.

Click on it so that it is added as a printer, and you can then print to it.

If you have any problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Thank you
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

HI Richard,

Sorry the disk does not start the installation. I have gone to Finder but cannot find the disk drive to start it?

Can I log on and look please on the connected computer?

It is easier to work with you on this. You can see and control everything I do

Can you please click on my link below.

This will download a program to your computer.

Run this program by double clicking it.

You will then see an ID and Password.

Please send that to me in your next message.

Do not close the program, please leave it open.

Make sure to seperate the code numbers with a space eg: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Sorry Richard I have run is program twice but have not seen an ID or password?

It will show, you sure your double clicking the downloaded file?

It will then run like any program

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It shows my name and I have to put in my personal password XXXXX is letters and not numbers. Sorry to be so stupid.

Its ok!

Try it this way

go to

and download and run it from there.

And your NOT stupid.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

should I now be able to print from the computer. I have tried but still cannot get anywhere.

No if you have not yet installed the printer.

Did you do my last instructions to run Team Viewer?

where did you get stuck?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes I installed the Team Viewer and it said that the installation was successful.

great, now run it and give me the ID and password

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


The id is a 9 digit number

You see it in the program, on the left.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Sorry Richard, there are no numbers on the left of the program

There will be, like in this film

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Richard,

I discovered it was the fault of the computer. My computer was only a 10.5.8 and I needed a 10.6.6. at the least. Have sent away for the update which has still to arrive. Thank you for all your help, you were very patient.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi, Richard,
Thank you for all the advice you gave me and for your patience.
I eventually discovered that my computer was notcompatible with the printer. I only had a 10.5.8 Apple when I needed a 10.6.6 minimum.
I have now sent away for the necessary upgrade. Thank you once again.