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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:


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  • http://www.palabuzz.com Paul@entertaiment tonight

    Does it work with Windows XP?
    .-= Paul@entertaiment tonight´s last blog ..Pinoy Big Brother Teen edition 3 Clash of 2010 =-.

  • Pete

    Thank you thank you.. after going around and around with Cannon… all they wanted to do was sell me a replacement printer because they were not going to support the 3110… now with your help I got the silly thing working again..

    Thanks again

    Pete

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      I was just as frustrated, glad you were able to find this post.

      • Shona

        I don’t see that MF3110 fix there anymore only for the 32 bit

  • http://www.teleglass.com/ Gomez @ Windshields

    Crikey.

    I have a three year old printer, and the thought of having to go through all the hassles and driver issues is part of why I’m still running XP, let alone going to a 64 bit system…
    .-= Gomez @ Windshields´s last blog ..Ask TeleGlass: Removing a stuck windshield wiper arm =-.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      As a Technology enthusiast and tech blogger, I try to use the latest software so my upgrading to Windows 7 was a hobby.

  • Brian

    This didn’t work for me. Keeps coming in as MF3110 in the unspecified category when I plug it in, after installing a “ghost” printer with the cannon MF5730 drivers. Of course, the troubleshooter can’t find the drivers. When I attempt to install drivers manually, I get a “signature” error that prevents installation.

    What gives?

    Thanks,
    Brian

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      This doesn’t work if you share your printer from another computer, it must be directly hooked up via USB. Other than that, you don’t install a ghost printer, you plug in the USB printer, then say “have disk” and browse to the 5730 drivers. I don’t know what else to tell you other than I was luckily able to get it to work this way.

      • VS

        Hi, it didn’t work for me too.
        I installed MF5750 driver I can see it in “Deveices and Printers”. As soon as I connect my 3110 it goes under “Unspecified”. And under “Other devices” in Device Manager (as CANON MF3110 amd MF3110). Tried to delete these devices from Device Manager – as soon as I plug the printer it again install 3110. Same time 5750 shows OK, but doesn’t work.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

          Not sure how much additional advice I can give here, did you read all the comments some of their tips worked for others.

    • milan

      I have the same problem. I also have MF3110, I tried installing the drives for MF5700 seies, which worked but just for the first page. Then the printer shows “Check paper/Change paper” error (which I found out is ANOTHER biblical problem for MF5700 seies which I don’t know how to solve yet, anyone??). Everything I tried didn’t really work. When I plug in my MF3110 it just automatically installs some drivers for MF3110 (that don’t work for 64bit OS). There is no “have disk” option.

      • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

        I think you need to remove the drivers you have for it installed in Windows, so that it can’t find a compatible driver automatically. Once it found the driver once, it will continue to use that driver.

        • milan

          I did it and it works!! finally! I can even scan and print via network on my MF3110!
          I describe roughly how it went, sorry I don’t have english version of Windows7 so I try to translate (sorry for my english).

          I needed:
          -driver for MF5700 series Windows 7 64bit (from canon.com)

          -MF Update Tool
          http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0022381.asp?model=

          I unzipped the driver, installed printer MF5700 browsing the MF5700AU.inf file. I did it via USB Virtual Printer port (I have USB cable). and didn’t share it at first.
          Then i run the MF Update Tool- it showed me step by step what to press on the printer to make it work.
          Then I solved 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 printed ok.

          Scanner: I opened the folder with driver files, opened 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 I run the Device manager, then Action, Add older hardware, Imaging Device and installed random scanner. Then I opened 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.

          And then I enabled sharing in the Printer properties, and that was it. I can now print from computers with WinXP. Just had to change the Network settings to Home group, checked the passwords and reboot system.

          My misery is over, I hope this helped…

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

          Congrats, now others who visit the post can read your comment as well and see if that tip works for them. I can’t get the opposite to work and have a Windows XP computer share the MF3110 so it works with a Windows 7 64bit machine.

        • Jeff S.

          I have tried doing this setup. Unfortunately, my Win7 64-bit does not recognize the printer via USB (which is the only port of communication the printer has) I’ve tried numerous USB cables but it doesn’t work. I tried connecting it to a Vista 32 bit machine, and it shut-down the Vista Machine instantly. Tried to restart the Vista machine with the USB cord plugged in and it wouldn’t power on. Unplug the USB from the Vista machine and it restarted with no problem.

          Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

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

          Hmm, do you have another printer to test with. It sounds like the printer controller is broken if just plugging it in via USB causes your PC to lock up or crash. Especially if Vista 32 bit has issues which should have drivers for it.

        • Jeff S.

          Nope. I guess I need a new printer.

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

          I broke down and bought a few new ones, now I have a color laser and 2 multi-functions. I still have the Canon MF3110 but it is hooked up via USB cable to a 32bit VISTA machine.

        • Mac

          This is to confirm that milan did a perfect job for my 64bit systems. It needed some trial and error perhaps with the installing from the random devices.

          Also windows’ idiotic gpedit standard may prevent you from installing.Be sure to turn forced sinature etc off.

          Toolbox is a challenge, but not really necessary (you can import “from scanner” (WIA) via your photo software just the same.

        • Mac

          Thanks very much – milan, you are my hero!

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @ Mac I am glad Milan’s information helped you, I have added his instructions to the post itself to make it easier for other readers to find.

        • Luke_AZ

          I’m wondering if any of the Windows updates altered this process.I am donating this 3110 (almost new but in storage since I had a faster HP laser and an HP inkjet with a feeder).   I have Lenovo Thinkpad T420S Win7 64bit.   Trying to get this to work without success as noted above. Given that people are kind of making up their own “words” for things or not being very explicit, makes it even more confusing.
          When you say “installed printer MF5700 browsing the MF5700AU.inf file.” I assume you mean “go to Devices and Printers” “Click on “Add a Printer”  This is what I did. I selected the same port as above – “USB001 Virtual  Printer Port for USB.” I then plugged in the 3110 but it just shows an icon for a 3110 without a driver in addition to a Cannon MF5700. The 5700 does not print but shows “Error: Printing.” 
           
          As well, how does one go about “I think you need to remove the drivers you have for it installed in Windows,”
           
          Anyone have any luck with this recently?

  • Michael Simpson

    I can’t thank you enough for this post. It was a simple fix if you know what you are doing…and you do. I spent hours trying to have my new HP talk to my MF5750. I knew I had the correct drivers downloaded but the “add a printer” would not find them. You are a life saver and God bless you for all the people you have helped.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      I myself was searching over the internet for the same thing and figured I would consolidate everything into one post. Note that if my tips don’t work some of the readers who left comments figured out how to get it to work other ways.

  • Mike

    Thank you very much for this post, I have been struggling without a printer due to incompatibility with W7 64 bit and I like W7 64 bit. I was able to use the instructions to get my printer working. Its rather sloppy as you have to force Windows to use the MF 5700 series drivers when it really doesnt want to; but the end result is that it prints.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Glad you found the post and the instructions helped.

  • Ernie

    Thank You!!!
    This post is very helpful. I even have the scanner working using Milans modification to the MF12SCN.inf file. But instead of using the device manager, I reinstalled the drivers and MF Toolbox works too!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Glad you found the post and it helped you out.

    • 33joe

      so pls can you tell me onece more yours , step by step, instruction how to get scener working, printer works but sceener no go

      • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

        I never was able to get the scanner working on Windows 7 64bit

  • Milanek

    I apply Milan’s solutions, but I don’t install random scanner. I only changed printer settings in the Device manager. I updated printer driver with the new MF5700AU.inf file and the scanner is working too. In the printer properties/scan profiles set “WIA Canon MF5770″ “photo” as default. All MF3110 delete!

  • VS

    Finally I made it printing using MF Update Tool.
    BUt still unable to scan.
    Tried to install some other scanner and then to change the driver to MF5750, but driver update simple doesn’t accept it.
    Anyway thanks for the printing!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      No problem, I can’t scan either. I can’t even make this trick work when some other computer share the MF3110 which I have been trying to do.

    • Stevie

      I had the same problem as you VS. How exactly did you get it to work?

  • Daniel

    Thanks for the tip. It helped!!

  • Christian

    June 29,2010 3.51pm

    To all the wonderful people who’d shared this nice tips.I say thanks to you all .You’d just save me $200 from getting a new printer.This couldn’t have been at a better timing as I had just got a new printer,but lucky for me I am still within the return policy period.Having gone to hell and back trying to figure out how to get my MF 3110 to work with Win 7 64 bit.Milan’s solution worked with the printing aspect,while my scan method was similar to Milanek’s ideas.The difference was that I merely updated the file in device manager in printing properties to the ultered MF12SCN.inf file.After that I can successfully scan.

    • Lubo

      (sorry my english) I have input MF3110 via USB on PC with XPx86. My NB with W7x64 is on network and cant install driver for network printer. Via usb no problem. What to do about it ?

      • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

        I cannot get a Windows 64 bit OS to work with the MF 3110 when it is shared on a Windows Vista/XP 32 bit system, because in this scenario you don’t ever get to choose the driver to override it. I found that when I bought and used a Wireless USB Print Server, then I can have all machines on the network connect and use the MF 3110, but a wireless USB print server is almost the cost of a new printer.

      • TanelRammo

        I installed to the PC(x86) connected to printer the 5700 series drivers and on its properties I set the port to same as the original 3110 has (USBV002). So I have both printers on my 32bit system – MF3110 and MF5700 series. Shared the 5700 series on 32bit and on 64bit system I installed network printer for the 5700. Worked for me.

  • frank

    can’t find the 64bit driver. only shows the 32 bit version

  • banzay

    to get the Windows 7 (64) option, You need to select the scroll-down buttong to reach the extra OS supported in the drivers list from the Canon website.
    This method works great. Excellent tweaks guys and thanks for sharing this with everyone !
    This is saving us some bucks and avoid replacing our hardware because of some lazy product managers at Canon willing us to buy new devices. Really not a good customer friendly attitude, especially, that the 64bit version of Windows 7 is finally kicking-off the 64bits widespread. I will clearly remember such move on my next buy.
    cheers
    B

  • Alino

    Tried every solution provided, did not work for me (tried 2 different laptops) – the MF3110 keeps popping up as a separate device that doesnt work, while the 5750 comes on as a working driver, though can not print from it. At least someone made great effort and stride and this seems to work for others, not me. Canon should be ashamed of making this printer obsolete, I’ve had it for 4 yrs, will have to run it on an XP machine. This may offset my thoughts on purchasing another Canon printer, as they seem to leave their customers in the dust. HP has my attention for next time around, I have yet to own an HP printer that died because of outdated drivers, this Canon may be the very first to reach that status. Damn pitty.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      I just bought an HP LaserJet MF1522 NF printer to replace my Canon MF3111 after being frustrated. This printer has Windows 7 64bit drivers plus is network and USB capable, plus with fax machine.

  • banzay

    Just to summarize, this method works even if it takes a bit to play around to achieve it !
    it’s just a bit tricky at one stage to force the update of the drivers with unsigned version made for another device type(MF5700).
    You need to delete the printers being visible on your System manager tab. Then you click on adding a new printer using the method above (serial port)-> this will install the drivers locally on Windows.
    Then, you can change the port type being used by the printer to USB port. It should recognise it as MF5700. Don’t try to make it recognised as MF3110.
    For the Scanner device MF3110 set as not working/no drivers found(type MF3110 -found with a new hardware scan), then select update driver on it with the method provided above (which is to add one entry in the config file (%LPTENUM\MF5770.DeviceDesc%=MF5770Install_XP,USB\VID_04A9&PID_2660&MI_00 in file MF5700AU.inf ) and point to this file for the right drivers version to install. Windows witl say it’s not safe, but go ahead and apply.
    If you install both the Canon Scanner Toolbox tools after the drivers of the MF5700, you should be able to select afterwards the Scanner detected
    It took me a little while too to get it working as following the method above was not working, but finally, without tweaking too much, it works. Both printing and scanning on that device.

    I have now two devices: 1 Printer MF5700 (aka 3110) and one MF3110 Scanner (categories Scanner where I updated manually the drivers. It let me choose the drivers that were selected and pointed to this MF5700AU.inf file )

    This should help.
    Cheers
    Bnz

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Thanks Banzay, for providing the information in more detail on how you got it setup.

  • banzay

    Funny enough, I wanted to take some screenshots and now the scanner is not recognised in the Toolbox V4.9 application. However, right option the MF3110 Scanner type, gives “Start Scan” so it works. It must be a misconfiguration in the selected toolbox app.

    If you want some extra screenshots to compare how is done your setup and mine, please let me know.
    Banzay

  • EdO

    I tried this trick with my MF3110 and Win7 64bits and it actually works!! Really really thanks you, you saved me a lot of money.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Glad you found this article helpful.

  • http://www.1-800badcredit.com Leslie

    I, too received a reply from Canon that they were not going to update my driver, for economical reasons, and offering me a “discount” on a new printer for $229 dollars.

    I sent them a scathing reply on their customer service (or lack of) on a product I purchased only a couple years ago, and for the sole reason that I wanted something with longevity. I guess that’s not important in the market anymore!

    Then I stumbled on this site and it saved my bankbook! Took some working, but Milan’s advice is what finally did it! Thanks to Milan I got the printer working and will not have to purchase a new one.

    Thanks for this site!!!

  • Robin

    Thank you so much. It worked and I’m so appreciative of this fix. There is always so much satisfaction when you can”trick” a computer. Love it! I just bought a brand new PC (i7-870 with 12GB RAM, Windows 7 64 bit) I never thought I would not be able to use my Canon MF3110 and was dreading the idea of buying a new printer to replace a perfectly good laser printer. Thanks again!!!

  • Kabai Roland

    Hy!

    I read this thread a few times…
    I have lan connection with 3 pc.
    My pc has windows 7 x64 bit 5 gb ram.
    My canon is on xp windows.
    I cannot prin from my x64 bit win 7, true the other one.
    I upgraded my printer, step by step .

    I put my canon Mf3110 to my pc, ( win 7 x64) and it works!

    But i need to put that printer to the xp computer.

    Please somebody can help me to install the driver?
    Yahoo messenger id: kroli86
    email: kroli86@yahoo.com

    i give acces true teamviewer thanks

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

      I have never been able to get a Windows XP computer to share an MF 3110 with a Windows 7 64bit machine successfully, I think the reverse may work or else you may be stuck using a Wireless Print server instead of sharing the printer from your PC.

  • Kabai Roland

    :D
    Justin germino, thanks for Reply.
    Now i can tell my Boss, that there is no solution:D
    I try’d so manny thinks, but nothinks work. I try’d to install a programm, with what i could share usb, ” virtual usb share”. But din’d work’d well…:(

    The last solution was Teamviewer:D .Ii send my files to te computer xp, where my printer is connected, and so i can print my documents.:D

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

      I won’t lie to you, I ended up getting so frustrated that I bought an HP LaserJet 1522NF which has drivers for 64bit Windows 7 and Windows Vista plus works with just about anything. I now only use my Canon MF 3111 as a dedicated Multifunction for only my 32bit Windows Vista machine. I just got too frustrated with the print sharing issues and the lack of scanner, even though I got printing working with Windows 7 64bit I was never able to get scanning to work right.

  • banzay

    Gents,
    the printer is still fine with the MF5700 drivers.
    The scanner is working fine with the method provided above.
    I have it on Windwos 7 64bit Ultimate as a video and imaging device – MF3110.
    I am still using it with any software that detects TWAIN attached devices (lirfan view) and also with the Canon Toolbox V4.9
    Happy Christmas.
    Banzay

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

      Good to know, the one thing that I believe can’t be solved is getting a Windows XP or Vista machine to share an MF3110 with a Windows 7 64 bit machine and vice versa right? Or were you able to somehow override and get Windows to pick a manual driver even through a shared printer?

  • Dmitry

    I installed printer on Windows 7 64 and shared it with Vista 32. To make Windows 7 share manual driver with other computers go to Devices and Printers\Printer Properties\Share\Additional drivers. Then manually install 5700 Series drivers for all platforms.

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

      Will try that and see if that helps, does it work in reverse from a Windows Vista 32 to a Windows 7 64bit system?

  • http://www.facebook.com/federico.francone Federico Francone

    Dear Justin, I’ve tried to follow your procedure but as I start the installation of the MF5730 driver, an error message shows “An older version of MF drivers exists in this computer. Uninstall the older version of MF drivers, and then try to install it again”, even after having uninstalled all files related to elder printer in all possibles ways. I tried also to install the printer manually but when I select the single installation files of the MF5730 ( CNXRPUW2 / MF12SCN / MF5700AU ) an error message writes that they are not funcioning with x64 systems. How can I get into the register or how could I get rid of such hidden files? I have been tring everything so far. Thank you for your help. f@vodafone.it

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

      Did you try all steps listed by some great comments, some of these worked where others did not.

  • http://www.kurb.co.nz Matt@cheap printing

    I use canons all the time. Whenever something goes wrong I brace myself for the worst and I head to google for a fix . . .

    • http://www.facebook.com/federico.francone Federico Francone

      Cheap printing, I did so too, but my problem is that someone wrote that he succeded to install the MF5730 driver version on windows 7 64 b., whilst my operating system denied that, interrupting automatically the installation. I think that´s a Canon policy who aims at increasing the sales of new products, once adapted drivers are no longer findable. Otherwise they could make with Java Virtual Machine an environment to install that works with all computers. I noticed also that Epson did all drivers also for Windows 7 64 b. It´s a shame that fairness has become just an opinion and everybody abuses of his power!

  • Barb

    I have the Cannon ImageCLASS MF3110 connected to my desktop, which has Windows XP. Is it possible to also connect my new laptop, which has Windows 7?

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

      Is your Windows 7 PC 64 or 32 bit version? If it’s 32 bit version you won’t have an issue at all, if 64 bit version then there is a way to do it it just is more complicated to set it up.

  • Barb

    It is 64, and I should have stated that I cannot find my Cannon installation disk, in case that changes things. Also, I am hoping to have the printer connected to both my desktop and my laptop, not just one or the other. Thanks.

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

      There is no official driver for a 64bit Windows version for the MF3110 you have to follow the instructions in this email or comments to try and download the 57xx series driver and make it work for the Windows 7 computer. All drivers can be found on Canon USA website.

  • Barb

    I have downloaded the 57xx driver to my laptop, but when I try to connect the printer in my homegroup, it asks me to find the driver, I select what I downloaded, but it will not work. It says file .INF is needed and that it cannot locate a suitable printer driver. Am I supposed to download that 7xx driver to my desktop? Your first answer to me was that if I have 64, it is possible, just more tricky. Will you please give me instructions? Thank you.

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

      Ok, do I assume the laptop is the Windows XP system sharing the printer for Windows 7 or the other way around?

      I had these instructions to make Windows 7 share the 5700 drivers for other systems, but should work for Windows XP sharing to Windows 7 64 bit as well.

      To make Windows 7 share manual driver with other computers go to Devices and Printers\Printer Properties\Share\Additional drivers. Then manually install 5700 Series drivers for all platforms.

      Someone left this comment as well:

      driver for MF5700 series Windows 7 64bit (from canon.com)

      -MF Update Tool
      http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0022381.asp?model=

      I unzipped the driver, installed printer MF5700 browsing the MF5700AU.inf file. I did it via USB Virtual Printer port (I have USB cable). and didn’t share it at first.
      Then i run the MF Update Tool- it showed me step by step what to press on the printer to make it work.
      Then I solved 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 printed ok.

      Scanner: I opened the folder with driver files, opened 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 I run the Device manager, then Action, Add older hardware, Imaging Device and installed random scanner. Then I opened 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.

      And then I enabled sharing in the Printer properties, and that was it. I can now print from computers with WinXP. Just had to change the Network settings to Home group, checked the passwords and reboot system.

  • Barb

    I have downloaded the 57xx driver to my laptop, but when I try to connect the printer in my homegroup, it asks me to find the driver, I select what I downloaded, but it will not work. It says file .INF is needed and that it cannot locate a suitable printer driver. Am I supposed to download that 7xx driver to my desktop? Your first answer to me was that if I have 64, it is possible, just more tricky. But your note from Dec 2010 says you have never been able to get a desktop W-XP to share with a W-7. So which is it? If I can do it, willl you please give me instructions? Thank you.

  • Barb

    The desktop is XP and connected to the printer; the laptop is W7 64

  • Mike

    THANKS, I can print on my MF3110 with Win7 64 bit now.

  • wael

    installing on windows2008 worked for installing printer as described thanks
    but installing canon mf5770 scanner didn’t work. i edited MF12SCN file, but i get this error
    “windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device” code 18

    thanks.

  • Vincent Williamson

    Here’s a novel thought: If the driver for the MF5700 series works for the MF3110 with Windows 7 (64 bit) why doesn’t Canon take the 30 seconds it would take to make this the official MF3110 driver? (Change the identifier or whatever it takes for Device Manager to recognize this as the driver for the MF3110.)

    We can tweak this and tweak that and dink around for days (or years) trying to coax the thing to work, but rather than forcing us to waste millions of collective manhours trying to come up with work-arounds, why doesn’t Canon take a few seconds to fix the problem???

    For that matter, why not go completely hog wild and spend the 15 minutes it would take to write (or adapt) a driver that works with the thing???

    If Canon thinks they will ever get my business for any product again, they are sadly mistaken! I know I am not alone in this sentiment. I don’t know what it was that Canon hoped to accomplish by failing to support this fine printer, but it seems to me that the only possible outcome is that they lose customers and money — I REEEEEALLY don’t “get” it.

  • http://flavors.me/urcrazydude Cwazy

    Instructions worked like a charm..Thank you both for all the time and effort put into this. I have a fully functional MF3110 again..using mf5700 drivers..THANKS

  • Eugene

    Hi! Do you have any suggestions how to connect my Brother MFC-6800 to Win7 64 bit? Thanks.

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

      I have no experience with this specific Printer so I don’t know if there is a way to trick it out with drivers, I assume you checked with Brother and there are no 64bit drivers. If there are drivers for Ubuntu Linux maybe you can have a dual boot machine or another cheap PC act as a print server? In many cases a Wireless USB print server can help bridge the gap if drivers are missing.

  • http://www.printerservicesydney.com.au/canon.htm Matt @ Canon Printer Repair

    Hi Justin, I’ve just purchased MF3110 though it’s only used, came from my friend because he upgraded his printer to a new one. I’ve also encountered this problem, he told me I can use the vista drivers and it worked a charm for me though.

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

      There are no 64bit Vista drivers either, there were never any 64 bit drivers made for the Canon MF3110 printer.

  • http://all-in-one-printer-review.com/?p=1 James Whaler

    I was trying very hard to look for a post that can help me with solve my printer compatibility problem, thanks to your post, after reading it, I was able to make my Canon MF3110 work.

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

      Glad you found some techniques to help.

  • lg

    I’ve been trying this for a few hours but have been running into problems. After I download and run the .exe file from the canon website, I see the “MF5730_5750_MFDrivers_Win_x64_us_EN_7″ folder that it created– but when I try to install the driver by asking my computer to browse in this folder, it says “Windows could not find driver software for your device.”

    Am I missing a step? Was there something else I was supposed to install after extracting the files into that folder?

    Thanks so much! I feel like I’m really close to getting this to work but don’t know how to complete it. This would make my life much easier so i’d appreciate any advice!

  • http://www.atowncustomprinting.com Ray Mapp

    Thank you for your help with using my new laptop with my old Canon 3110.

  • Jocko Madigan

    I followed a mix of the directions above – using the “update driver” sequences. I got lost in the process, stopped, continued, and somehow this worked. Including the scanner. Thanks!!

    The MF3110 printer has been working great for my needs and this saved me from having to purchase another printer.

    Thanks for the wireless recommendation. When I save a few more bucks, I will purchase the recommended printer.

    • michaelsharman

      Well I faced the same problem. But thanks to the steps (Migper, Umca and paulEdangerous) things are sorted out. Thanks a lot guys. But I would like to outline the steps I took in an absolutely non technical fashion for more people like me. this is what i did :

      1. Downloaded the following driver

      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

      2. Unzipped them in the Downloads section.

      3. Made these modifications as suggested by you guys :

      a. Filename : MF5700AU – Filetype Setup Information 3 KB

      [Canon.NTamd64]
      “Canon MF5700 Series” = MF5700,USBPRINTCanonMF5730c609,CanonMF5730c609,”MF5730″
      “Canon MF5700 Series” = MF5700,USBPRINTCanonMF5750660a,CanonMF5750660a,”MF5750″
      “Canon MF5700 Series” = MF5700,USBPRINTCanonMF5770060b,CanonMF5770060b,”MF5770″
      “Canon MF5700 Series” = MF5700,USBPRINTCanonMF31102FE8,CanonMF31102FE8,”MF5770″

      b. Filename : MF12SCN – Filetype Setup Information 21 KB

      [Models.NTamd64.5.1]
      %LPTENUMMF5730.DeviceDesc%=MF5730Install_XP,USBVID_04A9&PID_265D&MI_00
      %LPTENUMMF5750.DeviceDesc%=MF5750Install_XP,USBVID_04A9&PID_265E&MI_00
      %LPTENUMMF5770.DeviceDesc%=MF5770Install_XP,USBVID_04A9&PID_265F&MI_00
      %LPTENUMMF5770.DeviceDesc%=MF5770Install_XP,USBVID_04A9&PID_2660&MI_00

      4. Saved these text files at their locations.

      5. Plugged in the USB cable of my printer. When it did not install it properly went to the properties section. Clicked on settings and then driver update. Specified the location of the drivers mentioned above. And let windows do the rest. It did say that the drivers are not digitally signed but I went on nevertheless.

      6. This installed the scanner.

      7. For the printer I installed the printer driver from the same location as a new printer first and on Virtual USB port 1 as my laptop does not have an LPT or COM port.

      8. Then made it the default printer and it worked.

      Hope it helps.

      Thanks a lot guys.

  • Mark

    Hi! How do you guys install the MF5730 driver? I unzipped the folder and do not find any “installation” or setup files.

    (sorry for my n00b question)

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

      Open up the device properties for your Printer, then you can have it search for drivers and manually select the driver file. There is no executable for these drivers.

  • TeoOvcharoff

    Hello,

    Thanks for the great info ! But my problems remains. I’ve MF3110 installed on a windows 7 x32 bit and working OK. What I’m trying to do is connect to this printer via a Windows 7 x64 bit machine.

    I’ve tried telling windows to use the drivers for MF5750, but it says it can’t connect to the printer. I also tried installing the MF5750 driver on the x64 machine hoping that this will solve the problem, but again nothing.

    Any help will be appreciated ! :)

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    @TeoOvcharoff All I can say is try the instructions in the post, or read through all the comments as some readers posted other ways of making it work. I have long since gotten rid of that printer and don’t have the ability to experiment to provide more recent feedback, the MF3110 was always a problem for me but I was only ever able to print from it. Some readers have mentioned being able to get the scanner working to on Windows 7 64bit but I couldn’t.

  • WillardQuine

    Hi,

    Firstly, thank You very much. What can I say brilliant job. You archive more than all Canon programmers all together. For, me you are genius. This “x64 MF3110 problem” was my headache for several years.

    My printer working perfectly well. I menage to deal “check paper size” issue also. My scanner is functional, but… I cannot use MF Toolbox. When i tray to scan it gives me: “The scanner you selected cannot be found. please check the scanner status and cable confection”. I tray to change some sharing options, buy without positive result.

    Moreover when I use scanner in devices and printers I only can get 300 dpi instated of 600.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Best regards form Poland

    Sorry for my English

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @WillardQuine Unfortunately I wrote this article two years ago and since don’t have the MF3110 printer anymore myself. I am unable to do any more tests to help troubleshoot to figure out an issue. I was never able to get the scanner working myself, only one of my readers did and left instructions in the comments on how they did it. Did you read all comments on this article? Some of my readers offered other tips that produced better results for them.

      • WillardQuine

        @Dragon Blogger

        Yes I read them all. There are some solution for MF Toolbox, but I couldn’t achieve similar results. Still I can use the scanner anyway (I rarely use more than 300 dpi). Of course the most important was the printer for me, so I’m extremely happy.

        Thank you for replay.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @WillardQuine No problem and good luck, I wound up breaking down and buying a HP Laserjet M1522 MFP which works perfectly with Windows 7 64bit. Canon however had a much better scan utility than the HP scan utility.

  • Luke_AZ

    I posted this way below on Milan’s post but wanted it to show up top… just in case.
     
    I’m wondering if any of the Windows updates altered this process.I am donating this 3110 (almost new but in storage since I had a faster HP laser and an HP inkjet with a feeder).   I have Lenovo Thinkpad T420S Win7 64bit.   Trying to get this to work without success as noted above. Given that people are kind of making up their own “words” for things or not being very explicit, makes it even more confusing.
    When you say “installed printer MF5700 browsing the MF5700AU.inf file.” I assume you mean “go to Devices and Printers” “Click on “Add a Printer”  This is what I did. I selected the same port as above – “USB001 Virtual  Printer Port for USB.” I then plugged in the 3110 but it just shows an icon for a 3110 without a driver in addition to a Cannon MF5700. The 5700 does not print but shows “Error: Printing.” 
     
    As well, how does one go about “I think you need to remove the drivers you have for it installed in Windows,”
     
    Anyone have any luck with this recently?

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

       @Luke_AZ This is a much older article but some of the more recent comments show readers having found success by following some of the additional steps in later comments.  I myself as the author of the article have since just purchased a new HP all in one 64 bit compatible printer.  I only ever had printing working for myself and was never successful with scanning.

  • Stevie

    Thank you very much for this guide, helped me alot!

  • dracop9

    WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH!
     
    I got it to work, both Printer and Scanner using this. As others have posted, no Toolbox but the Windows Fax and Scan works fine. This was very helpful, much appreciated!

  • hkm

    can you tell me how to use anon MF3110 on windows 8 pro , because I tried this solution on win 7 it works fine but in windows 8 never work

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

      Unfortunately I don’t have this printer any longer and only upgraded to Windows 8 on Friday, so I won’t be able to figure it out. At this point if you don’t have an XP or Win7 system in the house that can “share” the printer, I don’t know what to suggest this printer is beyond support at this point.

    • Stevie

      Hi!
      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.

      //Steive

      • stevie

        One correction to my comment, ofcourse download the windows 8 drivers for the 5700 if you use windows 8.

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

        Thank you for taking the time and updating some instructions for Windows 8 readers, I am going to repost these into the article itself and give you credit.

        • Stevie

          Just happy to help, i´ve uses this guide many times after reinstalling my computer. Helped me alot. Thanks.

  • Dave

    Thank you so much. <3 ! !!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sssongsong Songee Park

    I love you!! Thank you soooo much, well would u mind if i introduce this method to Korean people? Most of them don’t know this way.

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

      I didn’t know this printer model was even being used there :)

  • 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.

  • K down under

    YAY! Thank you. This worked for me on a Windows Surface Pro tablet – I much appreciate the work you all went to, to put these instructions on the web. K

  • Peter Clark

    To get your MF3110 to install on Windows 7 64bit simply download and install Microsofts Virtual PC (free download) and create a virtual machine with Windows XP as your virtual machine (also a free download, fully configured and pre-registered). You must attach the USB port to the virtual machine and then your printer will install as an XP printer. I had to install manually as the plug and play feature doesn’t seem to work. In use you need to store the file as a pdf in Windows 7 and then print from your virtual machine using Acrobat. All files totally accessible between the different environments.