Friday, June 4, 2010

Installing Canon MF3240 on Windows 7 64 bit (x64)

You probably inserted the CD that came with this printer and got a dialog box during the driver installation that complained about 64-bit incompatibility. Thanks, Canon, for providing the 64 bit drivers on the CD! (/sarcasm)

Anyway -- here's how you install the scanner and printer drivers for this device on Windows 7 64-bit machines --

  1. Detach the printer from the computer.
  2. Visit the follow link (http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=335&modelid=12943)
  3. Find the "Select OS" dropdown and select "Windows 7 (x64)" from the list.
  4. Click the red download link (MF3200_MFDrivers_Win_x64_us_EN_7.exe).
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click "I agree -- begin download".
  6. Save the executable to an easy to remember location on your computer. Browse to the folder in Explorer and run it. It will extract the drivers to a subdirectory in the same directory as the executable called "MF3200_MFDrivers_Win_x64_us_EN_7". Remember the location of this folder for later.
  7. Attach the printer to the computer.
  8. Ignore or cancel out of any automatic prompts that Windows tries to open. It will not be able to find the right drivers on Windows Update or elsewhere.
  9. Click the Start menu button and search for "Device Manager". Open it.
  10. Under both the "Imaging devices" and "Other Devices" tree menu subitems, you will see CanonMF3200 devices (there should be a CanonMF3200 entry in both tree menu subitems). They should have question marks or exclimation marks next to them, meaning they are not functioning or are not installed.
  11. Right click on both of these devices and select "Update Driver Software". Click
    Browse my computer from driver software" and browse to the driver folder ( that you extracted to earlier (called "MF3200_MFDrivers_Win_x64_us_EN_7"). Again, you will need to do this two times -- for both devices (scanner / fax and printer).
  12. You should be done.

Let me know if you need clarification or this does not work.

173 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Thanks for the instructions, but it didn't work for me ! :(

Name: Andrew S. said...

Did you get any sort of error?

J. T said...

Hi Andrew,

MF3240 on Win7(x64):
I can print fine, but the scanner is still not working.
The devmgr says it's installed correctly (I did make sure to use the new x64 drivers) but when I try to scan (using win fax&scan or adobe) it goes about halfway across and hangs, and unplugging the USB is the only way to reset it. Using the MF Toolbox I get the error: "The scanner you selected cannot be found. Please check the scanner status and the cable connection." There is no error indicated on the scanner.

Many thanks,
J.

Name: Andrew S. said...

That's weird -- sounds like a fluke. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the printer / scanner (from Devices and Printers). Reinstall with a fresh copy of the drivers (maybe the download got corrupt). Nothing is immediately coming to mind.

Name: Andrew S. said...

Oh, and your best bet is def Windows Fax / Scan -- that is all that seems to work for me.

Anonymous said...

OMG, IT WORKED!!!!!

I've been searching for all kinds of solutions to the problem for two years and none of them worked until now!

You're such an angel!

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I was the anonymous above..
When I opened my device manager, there was only one MF3200 device and its under "other". I followed your instruction and was able to successfully installed the driver for scanner only. What did I do wrong? :(

Thanks for your help

Name: Andrew S. said...

Hey guys, I'm out of town and can't really do any more testing on this until 6/20/2010 or 6/21/2010.

What I'll do is run through the steps again and see what I missed in the tutorial. I kind of made the guide from memory after actually setting this up; probably missed something!

Hold on :)

And no problemo.

Anndrew

Anonymous said...

thanks Andrew. it worked !

Anonymous said...

thanks it worked i owe you one

Anonymous said...

What about if its a network printer?

Trying to install network printer (printer is connected to computer1 XP via USB). My computer2 is trying to print via computer1 but computer2 is Win7 64-bit and does not like the canon driver supplied at their website.

g said...

Hi Andrew.
After downloading the driver from Cannon,selecting device manager,browse my computer, and then selecting the driver,I then get an message when trying to update driver. It says:windows could not find the driver of your choice.
Please help me.
2). Also, on the link for Cannon, whenever I try to unzip their file and try to install the driver, it tells me that their is an older version of my Mfdriver which I can not locate on my hardrive. Please advice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew!
I did work for me... but only can print, my scanner is not working. I tried your suggestions to J.T but didn't work.

But the important thing is that now I have printer; this option was dead for me when I change to windows 7 64bit

Thank you!!!

Name: Andrew S. said...

I don't understand why the scanner is not working! ARGH!

Anonymous said...

hi andrew, i did your fix about a month ago and it worked great,but now the fax and scanner seem to be gone altogether, ive tried uninstalling everything and starting over, but only the printer shows up, even in device manager i only get one device under "other" and "imaging devices" isnt even there until i install the driver for the printer( the one under other)
any ideas?

Arne said...

You saved my day!

Thank you!
Arne

Justin said...

I have "devices and printers" under my start menu then it's different than you described and I still can't get setup to work on that canon update. Any suggestions?

Claire said...

Thanks for this post Andrew! It was a huge help, I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem as someone else, but I did not see a response from you. I was able to download the driver and find it under "devices and printers" but now it says my device is only a scanner. The scanning works but I need to print! Can you help?
Thank you!
-Holly

Anonymous said...

Nevermind, I figured it out all by myself! Thank you so much.
-Holly

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! I've been futzing around with this for weeks!

Anonymous said...

I almost to return this printer. Now it worked.
Thanks

Ecomike said...

I have mine set up with the AXIS 1650 print server, about to try your suggestion but through the print server. I had major trouble setting up 32 bit Vista to print via the AXIS 1650, but finally found a way to make that work.

Today I was able to trick Win 7 64 bit into setting up the print server IP adddress,in spite of the fact that Canon told me the AXIS 1650 would never work with 64 bit Win 7, but I have a hard time believing that. I hope I can do it with directly connecting the printer.

Edit: I got both working finally. My problem was I downloaded the wrong Win 7 driver (use the down arrow to find the Win 7 (X64) driver!!!) The Axis 1650 print server still works!! But you must install the USB printer as a USB virtual printer, while attached directly to the Win 7 PC first! Then add the network printer as a TCP/IP printer using the same drivers!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Andrew. Much appreciated. TS

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Anonymous said...

Kinda worked? I can print, occasionally. I made sure to remove the previous drivers (the same ones from Canon) before reinstalling them.. got printing functionality back, but it will only print certain items and inconsistently. Win7x64 system with the mf3240 printer. IMO problem is Canon has a driver post date of 10/23/2009 to make it look like they're win7 compatible, but the device hardware states that the driver assembly date was march of 2007.

Any ideas or am I just hosed into a new MF printer?

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Anonymous said...

I get a message telling me I've successfully installed the driver for my Canon Imageclass MF3240, having selected Windows 7 64 bit. Why don't I see the printer in my control panel? It's connected via USB to the computer. I'm missing something.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. This has been a huge annoyance for me and I was able to get it done quickly once I found your instructions.

Mitko said...

Thanks :) It's working fine

Joanna said...

Hi,

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!

THIS WORKS!!!

:)

-Joanna

Anonymous said...

It worked beautifully for me, scanner and all. Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

My printer keeps printing one page then saying that the paper tray is empty (which it isn't). Also all my document come out printed at a slight angle to the right.

Anyone have any idea how I can fix both the paper feed and the angle issue?

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew,

Thank you very much for posting this helpful solution. You are much smarter than Canon's "expert." I really appreciate your practical instruction. It works perfectly for me.

Happy New Year.

Lily

Anonymous said...

It didn't work for me for the first time. But when I unattached the printer and COMPLETELY(delete the drive from Device and Printer is not going to delete it) deleted the printer drive, and restart the pc. It works by auto-detected by system. But first of all. U need to download the 64bit drive from the canon site and extra it.
If it does not auto-detected by the system u may need to manual install the drive following the instruction by Andrew. And one more thing, I don't know if that matters but it works cuz I also changed the USB port from the cases' to the on board ports after I restart the pc. So good luck all.

Anonymous said...

Andrew, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

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L said...

I do not currently see a 64 bit driver on the list for the cannon mf3240?

Jason K. said...

By default, when I would go to Canons website it would not show me any 64 bit driver options. In fact, the reviews there were multiple people complaining about no 64 bit driver.

For some reason you had this link and it took me to the same device but there was 64 bit driver!

Downloaded, updated the driver through the device manager for both printer and fax.

Then I installed the 32 bit drivers for sharing

All flawless.

Couldnt have done it without ya!

thanks
Jason

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I feel like I'm back in Windows 95 doing driver updates a VERY old-fashioned way. Shame on Canon for creating a terrible "install" program, but THANK YOU to Andrew for reminding me that sometimes we have to go back to what we were doing 15 years ago.

Anonymous said...

i want to congratulate you for helping me to update the driver for my canon mf-3240.


the way that you explain the procedures helped me a lot and i finally made it

thanks Andrew

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for posting this.

MrNomad said...

Andrew, It's really nice of you to help complete strangers. My situation with the Canon has not been resolved. It does work as a printer and all other Win 7 computers can also use it as a printer. Photoshop 7 does not see it as a scanner nor does Windows Fax/Scanner software see it as a scanner. Photoshp says WIA DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE INSTALLED ON THIS PC. Windows Fax & Scanner says NO SCANNERS WERE DETECTED.

Device Manager has no exclamation points. Imaging devices DOES list the Canon 3200.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this info. I just spent hours trying to figure this out. I finally googled "Installing Cannon MF3240 on windows 64 bit. The first thing I found was a fourm where some a supposed Microsoft expert basically told the person they were out of luck and they should have done better research before buying this printer. I'm going to go back to that site and refer the person to your blog. Again Thanks!
A.L. Breaux

pops said...

I followed your suggestion to visit the link, however, when Windows 7 OS is selected, there is no 64 bit driver as you show in line 4. My printer does not work with the 32 bit version that is there. Maybe Canon removed the 64 bit version because of all the problems reported with it. Even Canon help told me that they had a 64 bit version but when I told them what I found, they then responded that they did not have a 64 bit version. So, I gave them a bad review and have not heard from them. Not holding my breath.

MrNomad said...

I found another solution for the Canon dilemma. It's kind of pathetic when a vendor as huge as Canon leaves its customers hanging. If you go to www.hamrick.com you will find a 64bit version of their Vuescan program. It contains drivers that work. This program is not free but it's better than replacing a perfectly good printer.

Anonymous said...

Works good. Thanks for sharing you knowledge.

Nusret said...

You are a genius man. thank you so much. It really worked and it was soooooo easy.

Anonymous said...

Worked. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Anonymous said...

yes it did work!! thank you!!

I originally downloaded win 7 32-bit because I didn't notice 64 bit on the drop down list.

Rick said...

First off, thank you Andrew. Quite ridiculous that this doesn't support 64-bit OS out-of-the box! I think I know some of the problems people are having. The link for the driver you have posted still shows only the 32-bit version. I did a web search and found the 64-bit version on the CANADAian Canon website! Here is the link: http://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16910/~/imageclass-mf3200-series-printer-driver-ver.3.00-for-windows-xp/vista/windows-7

In my case, all CanonMF3200 related icons were shown under the "Other" icon when bringing up Device Manager. As you said, I needed to update the driver for both the scanner (which had a '!' mark on it) and for the CanonMF3200 icon (which didn't). Once I updated the latter, it was moved to the "Printers" area of the devices. That is, it didn't show up in the Device Manager anymore, but under the START->Devices and Printers area.

Hope you all followed that.

Again, thanks for your time and generosity Andrew!

Rick said...

READ FIRST!!! Sorry, ignore that last comment about going to the Canada Canon site. Although it will work, it is not necessary. As a previous blogger wrote, you can find the WIndows 7 (x64) in the Select OS menu of the U.S. Canon website if you scroll down.

Sorry for the confusion.

Anonymous said...

thanks Andrew, i follow all your steps to install my canon, the printer work perfectly, at the beginning my scanner does not work, but then I click on start, then search for scanner, click on windows fax and scan and a new page opened and it had the cannon fax and scanner 3240 on it , now my scanner and fax work perfectly. the scanner or fax icon still dosn't show up in the "control panel-devices and printers', but i dont care,the important thing is that everything works perfectly , to get fast access to the scanner I just pin the program to my taskbar.
I hope this information can help somebody,
I was trying to add this printer to my new pc for almost 1 year,
Thank you so much!!!! people like you make this world better and better every day!!!!!

Ronald said...

invaluable....thanks!
too bad the toolbox doesnt work with 64-bit applications

John Baragona said...

I am able to find the 64-bit drivers and extract them fine. But when I go to the device manager, it only has an option to troubleshoot, not an option to manually install device drivers. The troubleshoot process sends me back online to re-download the drivers but I can't figure out how to install the drivers by pointing to the folder where they are stored. Any help is appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Andrew,

Thanks so much man. I was trying to figure this out and until I stumbled upon your post wasn't having much luck. I'm finally printing with Windows 7 64 bit. =)

Dung Nguyen, Stanton, CA said...

Thanks a lot for your instruction! Before your help, I wasted for hours about the problems of the driver for Windows 7x64. Now my printer works very well! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Worked like a charm!

Daniela said...

hey
I've the opposite problem. Mine si able to scan, but not to print or copy. It just doesn't take the paper, dunno why.
I did the drivers OK. thanks for that
I'm super mad right now, tried everything, but nthn works for the paper.
Any ideas?

Thank You,
Daniela

Dario said...

I need a canon mf3200 driver for windows 7 64-bit. Went to the link that you posted but there's no "select os" link. Any other suggestions?

Dario said...
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Shahzad Ahmed said...

Hi Andrew,

I was looking for this solution for a while and was about to buy a new printer but your solution/instruction did work. I was excited seeing that your instructions worked. Thank you so much for helping people like me.
Regards,
Sam

Anonymous said...

Your 12 steps also worked for geting the scanner working on my MF4150 running on Win7 64 bit - thanks.

Anonymous said...

After a week of struggling with this installation only you can able to fix my problem...you should replace canon technical support and troubleshooting...they cant identify the problem...thank you so much...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for posting this. been looking for an answer for a month..:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions! It worked for my printer :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions Andrew. I hope you got a payment from Cannon

p said...

Andrew, I failed getting printer to work using Canon's instructions on my PC.

then I tried your method with same printer but on my laptop.

I went back to my PC I initially failed and couldn't relicate success. When I plugged in printer to PC it didn't recognize it as "new hardware" becasue of prior efforts. is this mayb why I'm not having luck? A friend said to restore PC to date before i tried first attempt. Will this work?

p said...

I meant to say your method worked perfectly on my laptop. but second effort on PC failed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew,

Thanks a lot for the instructions and it work for both of my desk computer (XP) & laptop (Window 7).

Regards,

POOJAN said...

Thanks a lot it worked ..but scanner is not wroking yet

Rain Runner said...

Thanks so much, I was really getting frustrated.

Anonymous said...

You saved my day. Thanks a bunch.

Anonymous said...

WOW...It worked just as you said. Thanks so much! Canon should be shot for not putting those instructions with the printer. You saved me a lot of pain and headache. Thanks Again!

Anonymous said...

Hi -- I have an MF3240 I've managed to get the printer working with your instructions (thank you!) but I still can't get the scanner working. If I run the test, it says the diagnostic was successful, but when I try and scan something it starts and then just hangs and the only way to unfreeze my computer is to turn the MF3240 off. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the x64 drivers twice and it is still not working. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Wow you're a genius, about a week in my work I bought new computer and the printer was not compatible and awaiting the systems expert that solve my problem, I started looking for solutions until I found you, thanks a thousand, everything is working well I only need the fax but almost never use it from the pc. Thanks again, Ivelisse from Puerto Rico.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew - thanks for the great help! The printer works but not the scanner. I saw your earlier suggestion of "def Windows Fax and Scanner". Can you please tell me what "def" means and how to do that?

Nigel said...

Superb! Its so refreshing to get a site that doesn't try gimmicks and cons.

Kalpesh Soni said...

you rock!

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Boss said...

can't find the other devices and imagining devises in my manager devices

Alyssah94 said...

Yes! Thank you! I have finally have a working printer. :D

Tom L said...

Thanks to Andrew and you others who convinced me that there was hope for the scanner function. I had been living with only printer function, having believed all who said the MF3200 scanner would not work with 64 bit system. Thanks to you guys, I simply went into Device Mgr and re-installed the (Canadian) 64-bit driver. Both printer and scanner now working fine.

Amy F. said...

Has the link changed? I've followed the link but there is no "OS dropdown" to click on.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million - Canon should have instructions as clear as yours are!

Merrill said...

Bless you, brother. I just bought this because it was <$100 on Amazon. I tried for about 2 hours and could not get the thing to scan. Your instructions were perfect. I considered myself a tech person, and this was tough for me until your instructions saved me. I was about to send it back!

D said...

Successfully installed al the drivers generic xenicalthanks again

Pato said...

Thanks for the help!!! I finally got it to work!!

Anonymous said...

This REALLY helped me!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew,
I'm not sure if you are still monitoring this or not. I hope so. I tried your instructions. I got hung up trying to run it; the response I got was "C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\MF3200_MFDrivers_Win_x64_EN-7.exe is not a valid WIN32 application."

Any thoughts?

usabmaster said...

Hi,

I got an AXIS 1650 and a Canon LBP5050 connected to it. Now I want to get the printer working with W7 Home Premium x64. Because the apps coming with the axis doesn't work on W7, I tried lots of things, but the printer keeps sleeping..
I installed the normal drivers for USB and then changed the settings to the axis IP (RAW mode), the LPR mode doesn't work either (maybe other spooler name?)

Any help appreciated!

Thanks in advance and rgds,
Markus

Gloria-NY said...

To Anonymous:
Try downloading the "Windows 7" (not Windows 7 x64) driver. Maybe your operating system is not Windows 64-bit compatible.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Andrew =)

Windows Fax and Scan is the only way to scan!
It really worked omg...!
Thank you so much!!

Alana said...

You are amazing!! We were about to purchase a new printer after all the problems trying to get ours to work with Windows 7. AWESOME!!! It works!!! Thank you!!

lev said...

when i click on your original link to canon, i don't find the "select OS" option, maybe something has changed - maybe some new link..
pls help. thanx

(btw, i did try the VUESCAN software and that works!.. but that would cost at least 40 to 70 dollars.. as much as i paid for this Canon multi..)

hope to hear from you,ty

Anonymous said...

Have same problem as Lev. Followed directions to drivers but can't select OS. Any other solutions - beyond telling Canon to post this driver patch again?

pdhir said...

most unbelievable solution ever! i couldn't install my printer for an entire year and it just worked! thank you!

Anonymous said...

Andrew!! It worked, and your guide let me immediately recover my old Canon buddy work perfect! Millions thanks!
---Coloradan

Anonymous said...

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---Coloradan

Anonymous said...

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---Coloradan

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks. The printer did work for me. I have not tried the scanner yet.

Noel said...

Scanner works too. Thanks. You've done a great favor for all of us. Canon should give you an award or some kind of monetary compensation.
-Noel

Anonymous said...

how do i scan?

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Andy said...

I use paint to do my scans. Open paint and click file, then click from camera or scanner. It'll start scanning right away, and you can save it as whatever file type you want, or edit it right away.

rayw said...

Hopefully someon can help me with this.

On 64 bit Windows 7.. the printer keeps printing the 1st page of the printer job over and over again, and complains that the tray is out of paper.

Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this good info. I struggled with this driver installation for hours before I found your instructions. It worked fine.

Theatre Pond said...

thanks sooooooo much!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the posting. I am able to print but scanner is gone!
I think it wants the toolbox but I cannot find it in x64

H W said...

YES!!!!
It works!
Thanks VERY much.

Touching India said...

Thank you SO much!! Worked at once!

alcarra said...

HEY ANDREW,
I see all these kudos you received for installing the drivers, Well let me give you one more. I have been searching for 2 days now and like another commenter, I was also about to send it back.
You're the man!!!

jransom said...

Hi Andrew,

I have followed your instructions with no luck, i dont know why its not working? i have installed the drivers when i go to print it showes ready but doesent work? im about ready to go office space on this printer can you help?

jransom said...

Hi andrew,

when i go to device manager i can only find imaging devices, there is no other devices. the driver is only installed on imaging devices. Im guessing thats part of my problem.. please help!! i have windows 7 64 bit

josiah said...

Hi, I have same problem as rawy. Can anyone help me?

On 64 bit Windows 7.. the printer keeps printing the 1st page of the printer job over and over again, and complains that the tray is out of paper.

Hoss2045 said...

Canon "recommended" a firmware update for my imageCLASS MF3240. I downloaded and ran the firmware update. I followed their instructions to the letter. It killed my machine! I have power just fine. The printer always worked perfectly -- even the day I updated the firmware (before the update!). Now all the lights comne on and none go off. The printer does not resume the normal stand-by status. THe LED screen is completely empty. Zip! Nadda! I have unpluggede every possible combination, and I have powered-down, and powered-up every possible combination. Canon tech support calls it a "coincidence." They had no idea what to do. There has to be some way to recover from a bad firmware fail. Now my computer won't even recognize that the printer is connected. It's all because of the firmware update. What's the fix? I need my printer! Now that Canon killed my printer with their firmware they want me to buy a new one!

douloschristos said...

I, along with so many others, want to thank you for helping me solve this problem. Your instructions were perfect!

Lannie said...

Andrew's trick works!! I can print and scan now, but the only problem is that I can't scan to PDF. That was a function in the MF Toolbox. Unfortunately, the Toolbox doesn't work on Windows 7. Does anyone have a solution for scanning to PDF?

captain said...

Thanks, Andrew. You've saved yet another person's day!

Dynamic Star said...

OMG! It worked!! After a year of suffering with no scanner!

John said...

Everyone.. If you've followed Andrews instructions & still are not able to scan, it may be because you have not downloaded the canon "MF Toolbox" which gives you a desktop shortcut with the scanning software and a huge scan button that you click to start your scan. To obtain the "MF Toolbox", you can use the same canon link Andrew provided but this time download the "software" (after you've download the driver of course). I hope this helps some of you!

KD said...

To add the printer when the scanner installs fine, use Microsoft's FixIt tool:

Add the Printer on port USB0001

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/printing_problems/

Unknown said...

I almost buy a new one since Canon says no driver for scanner and fax. But I find this one, really help. Thanks a lot.

Now I can print, scan and fax. The only issue is that I can't save the file as pdf from the scan. Does anyone have the same issue, know how to resolve it?

Cliff Laster said...

Worked for me. I had to unzip the driver file and had to actually load 3 drivers in the device manager. Works great, thanks.

richie said...

u r the best !! It worked for me..

Appreciate your time and effort.

Unknown said...

Thanks a million, Andrew ! Your instructions really help me ! Jeffrey.

Erin Q said...

YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I've been trying to fix this problem for MONTHS. Thank you so much for posting this. :)

Shaqsss said...

I spend all day today installing & reinstalling driver from canon site but it didnt worked till I used the instructions from this blog...great blog, very easy instructions to follow and IT WORKED....Thanks

Kelli/Carolina said...

Beautiful! You should work for Canon. A bit of a problem downloading in Chrome, but I tried Firefox and it worked just fine. Thanks a ton!

beaconsamurai said...

Tried what the PC said and nothing. Found this on Google and was up and running in minutes. Thanks for posting and sharing. YOU ROCK

anonymous said...

Thank you! Works on Win Vista 64 bi also! I really feel that Win Vista 64 was under supported in many ways (software/drivers). Thanks for this work-around.

Malhar said...

Thanks for your post... its working for me.. as i did not find .exe file in the folder this solved my issue.
keep the good work going!! :)

Jack White said...

Hi Andrew,

I am trying to install imageCLASS MF3200 Series Printer Driver but have not been successful at it despite many attempts. I followed your instructions and it still did not work. I cannot print, scan or do anything. Could you please help? Thank you for your help in advance.

Jack White said...

I have Windows 7 OS with 64 bit. The disc that came with the device states that it is not compatible with the OS that I have on my machine. Any help to resolve this would be greatly appreciated...

Sarena said...

I spent two years without access to my scanner. Thank you so much!

Charlene Win said...

THANK-YOU!
My Canon MP620 failed on me
and luckily had this other printer/fax/scanner but couldn't install it on windows 7 64bt =_=
UNTIL NOW :D

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Andrew, your post is still providing value over 2 years after you wrote it! Thanks for helping me with this.

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Thank you so much!

Angela Wallace said...

Excellent instructions! Worked like a charm. Thank you very much!

Pawan Verma said...

I am trying since 3-4 years. I also called canon many times,but your blog is amazing. I tried once and installed driver in few minutes with your blog. Your blog saved my time and money.

Thank You very much.

Pawan Verma,Surrey Canada.

Scott Shanahan said...

Andrew, I hope that you are still keeping up with this. I can print, but not scan. Canon has been completely useless. I tried the fix you suggested, but when I clicked on the link you provide and put in my OS it does not have the option that you wrote. It has

MF3240_MFDrivers_W64_us_EN.exe

instead. I downloaded that, but still don't have a scanner driver. Is there anything you can suggest?

Mef said...

thank you so much.. i've done . it's working properly...

Eric B said...

like Scott Shanahan, i couldn't get the link on canon to download the right version even though it specified win 7 x64. i had to use a unofficial link. this is where i got mine: http://www.downloadatoz.com/howto/canon-imageclass-mf3240-windows-7-driver-download,21162.html

no guarantee of viruses but so far so good for me. after downloading and updating the driver, it actually failed once b/c it said the printer drivers were unavailable. i went with it and rebooted the computer. upon restarting, windows update spent some time updating from the web and it fixed all the issues itself. funny.

Dh said...

wow your advice WORKED GR8!!!! it walked me right thru the steps and it worked the 1st time i tried it!!! thanx a million

Dh said...

thanx a million for your easy step by step blog!! it worked perfectly!!

Bonnie said...

I used these instructions early on to get the MFC working and all was well but the scanner never read, so used windows fax/scanner instead. That was fine, until a few days ago. No the scanner dumps partway through a scan. Any ideas?

Re-Installing at the level of the device manager just leads to the dm telling me all is fine, no update needed. I do not have an "other devices" list on the DV list, only the "Imaging Devices" option -Have gone through all and no other canon devices through the whole menu. Hence went to windows fax/scanner instead. But now that is not working. Hmmm....

Colin said...

It worked!!! Thanks!

A Wellness Place said...

worked like a charm. I did have to delete the original download first.

misfities said...

Thank you so much. You saved my life. You are worth your weight in windows 8 boxes.

misfities said...

Thank you so much. You saved my life. You are worth your weight in windows 8 boxes.

bret henson said...

thank you your instructions took me a few minutes to figure out and follow them but at the end it worked my printer is now working connected to the computer, you indeed know what you are saying , keep up the good work

jieun lee said...

I'm trying to install canon imageclass mf3240 driver. I followed your instruction, but after I download driver (you linked) I could not do anything!
Please help me, what I have to do..

Sunitha Byju said...

Hi Andrew,

Can I do the same on win 8 64bit?

Shubhayu Bhattacharyay said...

Thank You SO MUCH!!!!!

Shubhayu Bhattacharyay said...

THANKSSS YOU R AWESOME!!!

Edward K said...

Hi Andrew

If I misplaced the cd for the MF3240 and want to install its drivers on a different laptop, can it happen?

Edward K said...

Hi Andrew

If I misplaced the cd and want to install the MF3240 on a new laptop. Is it possible? Because I have followed the instructions, but it doesn't work. Thanks.

tokyojef said...

Hi Andrew,
I Have a unique problem. I live in Japan and bought a Canon Pixus MG6530 copier. I downloaded software to view in English the stats on the printer and settings etc. ok but, I want to get scangear or something running in English. the copier is similar to the US or British models 7120 I think, but scanner drivers dont mesh. The Japan download is an all or nothing for the drivers. I do have the CD that came with the copier,
but not sure which executes to run or what files to transfer where.
Any help is great appreciated.
Thanks so much,
Jeff :)

Ha8fle, Lajos said...

Szia !
Köszönöm a tippeket ! Működnek !
Szuper !

Hi !

It's all ok!

Thanks for the tipps !

Lajos, from Hungary

Ha8fle, Lajos said...

Hi !

Its all ok !

Thank you for the tipps!

Lajos, Hungary

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Really thank you alot ....
you saved me indeed

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