The multifunctional printer, Canon MX490, is ideal for office requirements. You can print your documents just with a tap of your mobile phone. If you want to know the setup procedure of the Canon MX490 printer, continue reading this article.


Unpack your printer

  • Unpack your printer and take out all the items you have received.
  • Your package includes the Canon MX490 printer, power cable, installation disk, FINE cartridges, and a quick setup guide.
  • Check whether you have received the items without any damage.
  • Discard the protective tapes from all the items.

Connect your printer to an electrical outlet

  • Take the power cord you have received and connect it to your printer and the power source.
  • Press your Canon printer’s Power button to turn it on.
  • Using the printer control panel, choose your preferred language.

Install the FINE cartridges

  • Open your printer’s front door.
  • Unpack the FINE cartridges and discard the protective tapes.
  • Insert the FINE cartridges into the respective holders and press them until they fit in their place.

Load paper

  • Extend the paper tray and slide the paper guides all the way out.
  • Take a paper stack and align the edges neatly.
  • Load the stack into the paper tray and adjust the guides against the paper.
  • Insert the paper tray into the Canon MX490 printer and choose the print settings on its control panel.

Connect your printer to your computer

  • Insert the supplied installation disk into your computer’s CD drive and install the printer driver by following the instructions.
  • In case your computer doesn’t have a CD drive, you can get the software from Canon’s official website.
  • Visit Canon’s official website from a browser you prefer. Enter your printer model and download the printer driver that supports your Operating System.
  • Once the download is complete, locate the file in the Downloads folder and run the setup file. Next, select Yes in the User Account Control dialog box.
  • When the license agreement screen appears, accept the terms and conditions.
  • Choose your preferred connection method and connect your devices (Canon MX490 printer and computer) accordingly.
  • For a wireless connection, you’ll have to connect your printer to the same network to which your computer is connected. Similarly, for a USB connection, you need to connect the USB cable between the Canon printer and computer only when prompted by the installer.
  • Go ahead with the instructions that appear on the screen and complete the installation.

In this manner, you can finish setting up your Canon MX490 printer. If you have any other queries, get back to us for remote assistance.