Installing Canon Multipass L6000 Printer:
Get the latest driver from Canon for the L6000. The one I downloaded this
week was found under Consumer Products / Multifunction:
MultiPASS L6000 Desktop Manager 3.01 (Windows XP)
It's a big file, 23.9 MB.
11/30/2005 The driver has been removed from the Canon web site.
BUT STAY THERE and go to SUPPORT, Printers, Multifunction, L6000.
And then Downloads, go for the XP Driver:
Desktop Manager v3.01 for Windows XP
Posted: January 2, 2002
File Size: 23.9 MB
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Save a copy of the file - you may need to reinstall later.
Do the full install as below.
Connect it all up - power and printer cables.
- Use the short, two way 1284 printer cable like Canon asks.
- Canon says not to connect it before the install program asks for the
port. I haven't found this to be a problem.
- Plug and Play will recognize the L6000, at least for me. That's a good
sign, but the wizard won't do a proper install and complete successful.
- Canon also says to turn on the printer at boot time - I haven't found
this to be a problem - we have this computer powered through an older
surge protector with separate on/off switches for printer, monitor and
computer. Most of the time we hit the ALL (computer, monitor, printer)
switch, then the front power switch on the computer, but we can and do
turn the printer off and on during a work session.
Go into the BIOS of the computer - change the settings for the Printer
From cold power, you'll need to enter the BIOS edit screen:
Read the screen - it may tell you what key to press to start the BIOS.
Any of these keys: Esc, F2, Delete, Control.
Navigate over to Advanced, Optional, etc settings.
Look for IO Devices, Port settings, and look for the Parallel port
- Not Auto for interrupts - but specify them... the defaults are fine,
just don't leave the AUTO setting.
Start Windows XP
Do the Windows Update process, repeating the process until there are no
additional security or driver updates that need to be done.
In the XP Control panel, choose System, Hardware, Device Manager, and
You should see the ECP Printer Port (LPT1). Open the Properties for this.
For tab Port Settings, chick Use any interrupt assigned to the port.
And Enable legacy plug and Play detection works for this computer.
Do the normal install of the Canon Multipass driver.
We use our L6000 for on demand faxing, so I set the options to Manual.
It works fine.