by Oliver Smith Sr. SEO Executive

Canon Inc. is a Japanese multinational corporation with high-end technology and production of lenses, cameras, printers, medical equipment, scanners, printers, and semiconductors. It is widely known for its excellent products and their quality. One of the best productions of Canon in printers is the Canon Pixma MX490 printer; it's wireless and equipped to print, copy, scan, and fax –hence named All-in-One printer. Apart from its multi-functional nature, it has brilliant connectivity making it easier to print from anywhere. Other features include a fully integrated automatic document feeder that holds up to 20 sheets, follow setup and printing instructions on a 2.5" LCD screen, and wireless LAN connectivity. Now one common problem occurs, i.e., Canon MX490 printer not responding, which can be baffling for the users. To troubleshoot this problem, you may refer to this blog. You will find the steps to troubleshoot and setup the printer.




Please note that this segment is the initial setup of the printer, which also involves unboxing the printer. If you wish to perform a proper Canon MX490 printer setup, follow the steps mentioned below.


  • Open the box and take all items out of the box
  • Take out the Canon Pixma MX490 printer, place it on a clean flat surface, and always keep it away from sunlight
  • Verify that you have received all items mentioned in the manual
  • Take out the power cord, place one end of this cord into the printer and the other end into a wall socket – switch on the printer once the cord is properly secured
  • Insert A4 sized sheets into the paper tray and install all fine cartridges into their respective slots


With the steps mentioned above, you have completed the Canon MX490 printer setup. We shall now move onto the troubleshooting.



First and foremost, the reason behind the unresponsiveness of the printer is a communication failure between your computer and the printer. Fortunately, you can resolve this issue by implementing the steps in this blog. To execute the Canon Pixma MX490 printer troubleshooting, kindly follow the steps mentioned below.


  • Turn on your printer and press the Setup button placed at the operator panel
  • Locate the Wireless LAN setup option by scrolling down the Setup screen
  • Press the OK button to select the option
  • In the Wireless LAN setup option, you should be able to see an Easy Setup option – click OK to confirm the selection
  • Now select the Access Point option by pressing the OK button and enter your wireless password in the designated column

Insert the 

  • installation CD into the disc drive of your computer to resolve the Canon MX490 printer not responding issue
  • Now select the Easy Install option from the setup selection by pressing the OK button
  • Lastly, press the Install button and follow all the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process


After implementing these steps, check on your printer again to see whether it has been fixed or not. Additionally, ensure that you thoroughly and carefully follow the steps to complete the process successfully.


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About Oliver Smith Professional   Sr. SEO Executive

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Created on Apr 1st 2021 06:12. Viewed 352 times.


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