Canon MX490 Driver Installation Guide

If you are using a Canon Pixma MX490 printer, then you already know just how feature-packed it is. It has a very user-friendly design and a very good design. When you get a new printer, the first thing you do is set it up with your computer. This involves installing the device drivers. In this post, we will share information about the Canon MX490 driver and its installation procedure. 

We will also guide you on what to do if you face any challenges installing the Canon MX490 driver. Issues related to printer drivers are the most popular ones that customers mention online. Our goal in this post is to help our readers become capable enough of handling such issues independently.

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Installing the Canon MX490 Mac Driver 

If you have a Mac computer, then the procedure of installing a printer driver would be different for you than for a Windows user. You can read below the steps for installing the Canon MX490 driver for Mac.

1. Installing Through Canon’s Website

There are several ways to install the Canon MX490 driver on your Mac. One of the ways is through Canon’s official website. Here are the steps. 

  • Access your browser and visit Canon’s official website
  • Navigate to the Drivers Section of the site
  • Select your version of OS, enter the model of your printer, and press enter
  • Select from the list of available drivers the latest version suitable for your device
  • Then, click on the download
  • Once the file is downloaded, double-click on it to begin installing it
  • You will get instructions to follow on the next few screens. Follow them step by step to complete the installation process for the driver
  • After that, you can run a demo print test to see if the printer is connecting with the computer or not

2. Installing the Canon MX480 Driver on Mac Wirelessly

The next method of installing the printer driver on your Mac computer is through a wireless connection. Check out the steps for that below. 

  • Power on the printer as well as the Mac computer
  • On your Canon printer, press the wireless network button
  • Verify that you have a working internet connection
  • Now, go to wireless connections and then click on Add Printer
  • You will see a list of device names. Select your printer’s name and click on Next

Then, follow all the instructions that you will see on your screen exactly to install the Canon MX490 driver

3. Installation through USB Port

In this method, you can install the Canon MX490 driver on your Mac computer using a USB cable. Follow the below steps to do it. 

  • Make sure you have a USB cable long enough to reach from your computer to the printer
  • Power on your Mac computer as well as your Canon printer
  • Connect the USB cable to the USB ports of both devices
  • Once the connection is established between the two, click on Preferences
  • Next, click on Add Printer
  • Now, your computer will automatically search for available printers
  • From the list, select your printer’s name
  • Then, follow the instructions on the screen to successfully install the driver and complete the setup process

Installing Canon MX490 Driver on Windows PC

In this section, we will shift gears and tell you about how you can install the Canon MX490 driver for a Windows computer. Here are the steps for that:

  • Visit Canon’s official website from your PC OR visit ij.start.canon
  • Click on the Set Up option
  • You will be prompted to enter the details of your printer
  • Select the model Canon MX490
  • Next, select your OS version and click on Download to begin the setup
  • Double-click on the file to run it
  • Then, simply follow the instruction on the screen to install the driver successfully

Alternatively, if you have the CD-ROM you got with the printer, you can use it for installing the driver.

What to do If Canon MX490 Driver is Not Installed Correctly 

Sometimes even after you install the device drivers correctly they can give you some errors. Maybe the driver file has gotten corrupt or it did not get downloaded properly. In such a situation, you first need to uninstall all the old driver files from your computer. 

Once those files are uninstalled, restart your computer once. When the computer is back on, you now need to again install the Canon MX490 driver on your computer. This can be done using the CD-ROM or by visiting the official website and following the steps mentioned in the above-given points. Hopefully, this should resolve your issues with the printer’s driver.

Wrapping Up

The Canon MX490 is a wonderful device that can make your life at home and in the office easy. All it needs is to be set up properly and have the right driver installed. In this post, we have shared with you all the details needed to help you install the Canon MX490 driver on Mac and Windows computers. 

If you still are not able to handle it on your own, you can always reach out to the experts for help.

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