How to Troubleshoot a Pixma MP610

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How to Troubleshoot a Pixma MP610
Troubleshoot the issue in your Canon printer. (computer image by Ewe Degiampietro from

The Canon Pixma MP610 is a digital printer that runs on both Windows and Mac computer systems. It is an all-in-one printer, so the Pixma MP610 has scanner and copier functions built right into the system. However, if the printer is not functioning properly (e.g., scans looking blurry or prints streaky), you need to troubleshoot the issue to correct the problem.

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Things you need

  • Clean cloth
  • Glass cleaner
  • Driver installation CD

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  1. 1

    Open the lid of the scanner bed. If the glass has any fingerprints or dust on it, your images are going to appear smudged or blurry. Clean this off with a soft cloth and window cleaner. Leave the lid of the scanner bed open until the glass has completely dried.

  2. 2

    Add more paper to the front paper tray if the printer is not printing any documents, even through there is some paper in place. On occasion, if the paper is running low, the Canon Pixma MP610 may not detect or be able to pick up the last few remaining pieces.

  3. 3

    Check the cable connection running from the printer to the computer. If the USB data cable is not completely inserted into either the printer or the computer, the print request does not reach the printer.

  4. 4

    Select the Pixma MP610 printer when printing a document.

  5. 5

    Install the drivers supplied with the printer. These come on a driver installation CD. Although most computers do not need these drivers, systems running Windows XP or earlier may. Insert the driver installation CD and wait for the installation wizard to load onto the screen. Follow the prompts of the installation wizard to completely install the driver, then restart the computer. Once powered back on, the computer and printer are going to function correctly.

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