Change the Power Off Setting - PIXMA MG Series
Article ID: ART111088 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 02/13/2020
 

Description

Learn how to change the auto power off setting on a PIXMA MG series printer.

Solution

The PIXMA MG series printer automatically turns off when the printer isn't used for a certain amount of time. The default setting is 240 minutes (4 hrs.). You can change this to any of the following:

  • Disable

  • 15 minutes

  • 30 minutes

  • 60 minutes

  • 120 minutes


Good to know

The Auto Power Off setting doesn't function when:

  • the printer is used via a network.

  • Writable from USB PC or Writable from LAN PC is selected for Read/write attribute under Device user settings (not available on the MG2120, MG3120, or MG3122).

  • a USB flash drive, a PictBridge compliant device, or the optional Bluetooth Unit BU-30 is connected to the direct print port (not available on the MG2120, MG3120, MG3122, or MG4120).


Follow the steps below to change the printer's default setting.

From the operation panel of the printer

  1. Confirm that the printer is turned ON.

  2. Select ECO settings icon ECO settings on the HOME screen.

  3. Use the up/down arrow  buttons to select Auto power off. Use the left/right arrow  buttons to select OFF, then select OK.

    ECO settings screen with Auto power off set to OFF

 

Next follow the steps below that are for your specific operating system
 

From a Windows PC

  1. Confirm that the printer is turned ON.

  2. Open the printer Properties menu, then select Auto Power from the Maintenance tab.

    Figure shows Auto Power selected from the Maintenance tab
  3. Select Disable in Auto Power Off, then select OK.

    Disable button select from Auto Power Off dropdown, and OK button selected.


From a Mac® (10.6.x or later)

  1. Confirm that the printer is turned ON.

  2. Open Options & Supplies in Print & Fax / Print & Scan / Printers & Scanners, then select Open Printer Utility from the Utility tab.

    Open Printer Utility shown selected under the Utility tab

  3. Select Auto Power in Power Settings.

    Auto Power Selected under Power Settings
  4. Select Disable in Auto Power Off, then select OK.

    Disable selected from Auto Power Off dropdown


From Mac® (10.5.x)

  1. Confirm that the printer is turned ON.

  2. Select Open Print Queue in Print & Fax, then select Utility.

    Utility selected from the open print queue
  3. Select Auto Power in Power Settings.

    Auto Power selected in Power settings

  4. Select Disable from the Auto Power Off drop-down, then select OK.

    Disable selected from Auto Power Off dropdown

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