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Canon ImageCLASS MF3110 Laser MultifunctionI have luckily managed to figure out how to get my Canon MF3110 printing with Windows 7 64 bit even though there is no driver for Windows 7 64bit for the Canon MF3110 Multifunction Printer. The solution is to download the Windows 7 64 bit printer drivers for the Canon MF5750 and then install the drivers as your LPT1: Printer.  Note this same work around should work in theory with the Canon MF3111 model as well.

You know you have the right file because if you go to Canon’s website link here:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=335&modelid=11148

Select Windows 7 (x64) in the drop down

And download these drivers:
MF5730_5750_MFDrivers_Win_x64_us_EN_7.exe

Install a new Printer and Select these drivers. Set it as the LPT1: port.
Then plug in your MF3110 USB printer and when it looks for drivers “say Have Disk”
Select the drivers for the MF5750 and it should work for you.

I was able to get this configuration working and printed some test pages without issue.

I was also able to install a NetGear WGPS606 Wireless Print server and get my Canon MF3110 and Epson Photo 1400 working just fine on my Windows 7 64 bit machine.

So for anyone looking to hack job their Canon MF3110 so that it can at least print on a Windows 7 64 bit or Windows Vista x64 bit Operating System, know that you can get this to work by leveraging the MF5730 drivers from CanonUSA.com.

Update:

Make sure you read the comments in this article if you are having trouble, many people have taken the time to share their own tips that have worked for them, and if the article doesn’t solve your problem you may find a solution by one of my generous commenters here.

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier Wireless All-in-One PrinterAlso, my most recommended printer which is both Wireless and works beautifully with Windows 7 64bit and 32bit versions of Windows is the HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier Wireless All-in-One Printer which does an outstanding job and serves four computers in my house, two on Windows Vista 32 bit, and two on Windows 7 64 bit (Home and Ultimate).

-Dragon Blogger

Update:

One of my readers Milan provided the following solution as well which helped many other readers so I am reprinting here in the article so you don’t have to dig through the comments to find it.

Requirements:

  • Get the driver for MF5700 series Windows 7 64bit (from canon.com)
  • MF Update Tool http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0022381.asp?model=

 

Instructions:

  • Unzip the driver
  • Install printer MF5700 browsing the MF5700AU.inf file
  • Do it via USB Virtual Printer port (I have USB cable). and didn’t share it at first.
  • Run the MF Update Tool- it showed me step by step what to press on the printer to make it work.
  • Then solve the “CHECK PAPER SIZE” error by right clicking the MF5700 printer, then Printer properties, Specify, Default settings, and setting Page size and Output size to A4. Then it should print ok.

For the scanner:

  • Open the folder with driver files
  • Open the MF12SCN.inf file and added fourth line to one section so it looked like this (copy and paste it to see it properly):

[Models.NTamd64.5.1]
%LPTENUM\MF5730.DeviceDesc%=MF5730Install_XP,USB\VID_04A9&PID_265D&MI_00
%LPTENUM\MF5750.DeviceDesc%=MF5750Install_XP,USB\VID_04A9&PID_265E&MI_00
%LPTENUM\MF5770.DeviceDesc%=MF5770Install_XP,USB\VID_04A9&PID_265F&MI_00
%LPTENUM\MF5770.DeviceDesc%=MF5770Install_XP,USB\VID_04A9&PID_2660&MI_00

  • Then run the Device manager
  • then Action, Add older hardware, Imaging Device and installed random scanner.
  • Then open its properties, Hardware, Properties, Change settings, Driver, Update driver and chose the MF12SCN.inf file to reinstall it. (I had to make it this way, the scanner driver wasn’t available at first)
  • Then it scanned ok, but MF Toolbox didn’t work.
  • Double clicking the scanner device also runs scanning so it’s ok.
  • Then enable sharing in the Printer properties
  • That’s It, you should now be able print from computers with WinXP.
  • Just had to change the Network settings to Home group, checked the passwords and reboot system.

 

Update:

Steve kindly offers some information to help get the Canon MF3110 working with Windows 8 as well, here was his tips:
I´ve tried this for windows 8 pro and it works, but with a little exception to the guide above.
First download the driver for the 5700 and install a printer according to the guide above,
Plugin the MF3110, remove the drivers if you´ve aldready tried to install it.
In “Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers” Right click on the MF3110, chose “hardware”
OBS! here its important to have the second option in the list selected “CanonMF3110″ not the first “MF3110″, when you´ve selected the second option click “properties” at the bottom. Click “Change settings” click on the “Driver” tab and chose “update driver” and then “browse my computer for driver software”, then “Let me pick from a list of device drivers…”
Scroll down and pick “Printers”. DONT CLICK have disk if your’e using windows 8 here, instead choose Canon in the left bar and find the “Canon MF5700 Series”, click Yes, next, next and you should be set.

If you are looking for a replacement multi-function laser printer, here are some other Windows 6 64bit certified AIO Laser Printers:


Justin Germino
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  • Ryan

    Very helpful article. I did find that I needed to select USB (rather than LPT1); this may be the result of Win 7 enhancements since the post, but it appears the driver has been updated since the post as well.

    • Becky

      Thank you! It wasn’t working for me either, but selecting USB fixed the problem immediately!

  • froth45

    The original method did not work on my Win 7-64 bit. But the second method for Win 8 worked great for my newly installed Win 7-64 bit.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

      Glad to hear it.

  • Appalled7

    I need to be able to get this working over wifi – got my son a Win 8 64 bit laptop, and he’s got to be able to connect to the printer everyone else in the family uses. Anyone know how to get the 3110 to use the 5700 drivers over a network. I’m pulling my hair out here.

  • CJShahmeran

    I would like to try some of these driver workarounds, but first I need to install the original MF3110 software, right? My old XP system finally died so I got a new computer with Windows 8 (64 bit) installed. So I need to do a fresh install of the Canon software. Just on a lark, I tried running the setup executable to install the full package, but I get error messages about 64 bit incompatibility. Also tried Windows Compatibility Mode, but it just directs me to the Canon website. Any ideas how to install the software components manually?

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

      The software in the link above is for a different printer that is 64 bit Windows 8.1, did you install this software and then associate it with your printer?

      • CJShahmeran

        That file is just the driver though, isn’t it? Doubt if it will be of much use unless I can install the rest of the printer/scanner software.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

          Ah true, you know when I wrote this article 4 years ago, I never did get the full scan working, I only ever got it to print. It was some of my readers and commenters that took it a step further and got the whole suite working on Windows 7 64 bit, then another reader with Windows 8 Pro. I assume you read all comments on what other readers have tried to get it to work for them, but it had been months since anyone posted recently.

        • CJShahmeran

          Yes, I did read through all the comments. So far, this thread is the best I’ve seen anywhere on the topic. I did notice that the discussion was a bit dated, but thought I would try posting something anyway to see if anyone had any ideas on how to get my old software installed so that I can actually try the workarounds offered in the thread.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

          Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful, I long since got rid of that MF3110 and have been using both a Wireless Canon MG6320 and HP M1522nf since then and no issues with either of those with Windows 8.1 and 64bit.