Check if the AirPrint Firmware Update is necessary - MX432

Article ID: ART137854 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


This article also applies to the PIXMA MX439.

What to do before performing the Firmware Update Procedure

Check to see if you need to perform the Firmware Update. This can be determined by printing the nozzle check pattern.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern to Check Firmware Version



 If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace the ink cartridge whose ink is low.


You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  2. Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in the cassette.

  3. Open the paper output tray gently, and open the output tray extension.

  1. Print the nozzle check pattern.

  2. (1) Press the Setup button.
    The Setup menu screen will appear.
    (2) Use the or button to select Maintenance, then press the OK button.
    (3) Use the or button to select Nozzle check, then press the OK button.

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

  3. Examine the nozzle check pattern (printout) for firmware version.


    Firmware Version is Printed Firmware Version is Not Printed

  5. If firmware version is printed, it is not necessary to install the firmware update.
    Press the HOME button to return to the HOME screen. For basic instruction on using AirPrint with your Canon printer, click here.
  6. If firmware version is not printed the firmware update will be necessary to use AirPrint with your printer. Be sure of the following before proceeding:
    • The printer is connected via USB cable to a computer (not a tablet, iPad, etc) with the drivers already installed.
    • The operating system is Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later on Macintosh computers
    • The operating system is Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 on Windows computers.

  7. After verifying the above information proceed to the next step, "Downloading the Printer Update Utility"

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