Step 4: See If the Drivers Are Working.

You can tell that you have the correct (Disk-printing enabled) drivers because because you should now have a new "media type" available to you in the printer preferences.

If you have this option then the drivers are working correctly so you can skip the rest of this step and continue to the next step. If you don't have this option, keep reading. You may need to change some registry keys. But don't worry, it's easy.

a. From Windows' START menu click RUN

b. Type "regedit" (without the quotes of course).

c. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Print\Printers\Canon PIXMA iPxxxx\PrinterDriverData


e. Right-Click and choose "Modify"

f. Change the value from 0 to 1

g. Click OK and close regedit. When CnmFSI_CDRSWITCH = 1 there will be the extra options for printing on Printable disks.
<p>Nice post.. Thanx for sharing...</p>
So I have a Pixma MP970 and had a really hard time finding any information for my model for changing the region. Since it's a few years old at this point, all the links in forum threads and such are dead. Fortunately, I was able to figure it out by trial and error! Here is the procedure I found works for the MP970...<br> <br> <strong>Enter Service Mode:</strong> Hold down <strong>RESUME </strong>(Red Triangle pointed down) then push and hold down <strong>POWER</strong>. Wait about 5 seconds before releasing RESUME but continuing to hold <strong>POWER</strong>. While still holding <strong>POWER </strong>press <strong>RESUME </strong>once. You will notice the power light turn orange. Press <strong>RESUME </strong>again so the light turns green. Finally release <strong>POWER</strong>. <em>The lcd screen will change to display &quot;Service Mode.&quot;</em><br> <br> <strong>Changing Region: </strong>Press <strong>RESUME </strong>once, then press <strong>POWER </strong>once, followed by pressing <strong>RESUME </strong>this many times for the following options...<br> <br> 1 = Print <strong>Diagnostic Sheet</strong><br> 2 = Region set to <strong>Korea</strong><br> 3 = Region set to <strong>USA</strong><br> 4 = Region set to <strong>Europe</strong><br> 5 = Region set to <strong>Australia</strong><br> <br> Press <strong>POWER </strong>once to confirm your choice. Press <strong>POWER </strong>again to shut down printer and exit Service Mode. I'm sure there are more options but I didn't need to access any others and did not test them.<br> <br> Thanks for posting this guide and getting me far enough in the process to figure out the rest!
I tried this, but after getting the light to turn orange, it wouldn't go to green, just back to the normal blue.
<p>Sorry I want to make the same at Canon Pixma ip6700D. How can do it?</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>I have an issue. I have tried printing a background onto the disk. But it constantly comes up with a message saying that it could not load the picture. Why is this? What kind of format must the picture be. Thanks. </p>
Stephen, Very interesting Instructable, however in step 2 you stated, "Click here if you have an MP750/MP760/MP780". Unfortunately there is no link in this location . . . can you update the link please. By any chance do you or anyone else know if a Canon MP160 can print on CD's?
Hi,<br/>Here is a great source for more instructions. I will update the instructable.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cd-trays.com/pages/how_to_enable.html">http://www.cd-trays.com/pages/how_to_enable.html</a><br/>
<p>The cd-trays.com site is no longer valid.</p>
<p>Living in USA, I have Pixma Pro9000MarkII Canon printer with Window 7 64bit. Driver Ver.:2.70 downloaded from Europe will not work to print on CD medias!!?</p><p>Anybody up there to know how to fix this???</p>
Is there any HP printer which do such kind of CD printing ? I often write cds for data backup and have to label them, Any suggestions ?<br> <a href="http://www.itdevicesonline.com/data-media/lto-tapes/lto-cleaning-tapes.php" rel="nofollow">LTO Cleaning Tapes</a>
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dude i have the same printer!&nbsp; i had no idea what that little tray was for until now ! thanks man
I have an iP5000. I could not get a test page to print until I discovered on another site that you must have paper loaded in the top not (only) the bottom.<br/><br/>Also step b. above is slightly different:<br/>II. Hold down RESUME (Triangle pointed down) and hold down POWER and wait 5 seconds or so.<br/><br/>Release RESUME but Continue to hold POWER. Double click RESUME. then Release POWER.<br/><br/>Note: it says DOUBLE CLICK. This what worked for me.<br/><br/>This information was on a site called Damm Printer<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://damnprinter.com/105/the-five-easy-steps.html">http://damnprinter.com/105/the-five-easy-steps.html</a><br/><br/>Can you print onto a CD with a paper label? Or does it have to be a printable CD?<br/>
if inkjet printer ? is ink colorfast like water resistant ?
It is if printed on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.tapeandmedia.com/detail.asp?product_id=DVD-WPPSB16-WS">Taiyo Yuden Watersheild Disks.</a> These are not only splash resistant (and fingerprint resistant) but also have a very smooth glossy finish.<br/><br/>I've tried some Verbatims with very poor results.<br/>
Hi there! Great instructable! I'd like to know: would this work with an ip3500? I wouldn't want to buy one if the mod won't work...
Hi, I'm not sure if it will work or not. I looked at canon's European website for the drivers and found only the printer driver but not the cd-printer software. However a look at google images makes it look like it has the front tray which folds down to show the cd tray. I'm not sure so I would say probably not. I am sure it would be easy to find if it is able to do so.
I bought an ip3000 a couple of years ago brand new from PC world uk and the cd printing was all open and unlocked they actually marketed it on the printer box that it was able to print cd/dvd's
Hey good instructable. Narrow scope, but good job anyway. Thanks for posting.

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