Canon Pixma MP150 is an All-in-One printer that includes print, scan, and copy features. It produces good-looking output, particularly for photos, with reasonable speeds. The printer is mainly designed for home purposes, at most, light-duty use in a home office. It is noted that the printer has no fax support or automatic document feeder (ADF), which means that you can’t copy or scan anything that is larger than a letter-size original. Also, due to its compact nature, this printer can fit perfectly into your work desk. The overall printer setup is not that complicated. Just follow the below steps to finish off the Canon Pixma MP150 setup.


Unboxing And Basic Setup:

  • Unbox the Canon printer and its remaining contents one by one.
  • For safety purposes, the contents are wrapped using protective materials.
  • As the first and the foremost step, you need to remove all the plastic covers and tapes from the printer as well as from the accessories.
  • Plug one end of the power cord to the rear end of the printer and the other end to the electrical outlet.
  • Press the Power button to turn on your Canon printer.
  • Use the control panel to make the required changes.

What’s inside the box:

  • The Canon Pixma MP150 printer.
  • Installation CD with drivers.
  • Quick start guide.
  • Detachable power cord.
  • Canon Starter ink cartridges.

Ink cartridge installation:

  • Open the cartridge access door.
  • Insert the provided ink cartridges into the respective slots.
  • Make sure that the cartridges are fitted appropriately.
  • Close the ink cartridge access door and the top cover.

Loading of paper:

  • Prepare a stack of paper.
  • Now, just pull the paper tray completely out of your machine.
  • Load the stack of paper with the printing side facing upwards.
  • You need to adjust the paper guides so that the paper fits in perfectly.
  • Proper insertion of paper can avoid paper jams in the future.


As everything is wireless in today’s world, printer drivers create a wireless connection between the printer and your network device. A printer driver acts as the software that converts the data to a format that the printer understands easily. The main purpose of printer drivers is to allow applications to do printing without being aware of the technical details. Let us see the printer driver installation procedure for Windows and Mac computers in the upcoming segments.


  • Turn on your Windows computer.
  • Open the default web browser.
  • Go to the Canon official website.
  • Click on Drivers and Downloads.
  • Scroll down the page to select the OS (Windows) and its version.
  • Download the necessary drivers and finish off the downloading process.
  • Once the downloading part is over, carry on with the installation process.
  • Open the downloaded setup file.
  • In the setup wizard, click Start Setup.
  • Read the End-User License Agreement and if you agree to the terms, click Yes.

Tip: If you click No, then the software will not get installed on your computer.

  • Go through the on-screen instructions.
  • In the Connection Type window, choose either the wired or wireless connection mode.

Note: For wired connection, make use of a USB cable. In the case of wireless connection, the computer and printer should be on the same network.

  • Once the overall driver installation process gets over, click Test Print to know the printout quality and other aspects.


The printer driver installation process is similar for both Windows and Mac computers. You can easily do it by yourself. Just follow the below steps in an orderly manner.

  • Turn on your Mac computer.
  • Open any browser of your choice.
  • Visit the Canon official website.
  • Click on Drivers & Downloads.
  • By default, the website will auto-detect your PC’s Operating System (Mac) and its version.
  • If not, select the correct OS from the drop-down menu.
  • Under Optional Driver(s), choose the relevant printer driver.
  • Click on SELECT.
  • Click on the DOWNLOAD button to kick off the downloading process.
  • Locate and open the downloaded setup file.
  • In the setup wizard, click Start Setup.
  • Choose the language and click OK.
  • Go through the End-User License Agreement and if you agree to the terms, click Yes.
  • Follow the installation wizard to complete the driver installation process.
  • Click Finish to close the installation window.
  • Once done, restart your computer and printer.


  • Open your default web browser.
  • Go to the Canon official website.
  • On the right of the screen, you’ll be able to notice the Manual option next to Software.
  • Click on the Manual menu.
  • Select the relevant user manual that suits your computer’s Operating System.
  • Click on VIEW to read the whole online manual.
  • If needed, click the Download icon to save the manual on your PC.

Note: You also get the user manual inside the printer box . If you like to read a physical copy, you can utilize it to the fullest.



Make use of the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app to easily set up a wireless connection from your mobile device.

  • First, download the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY application.
  • In case you use an Android device, download the application from the Google Play Store.
  • If you own an iPhone, download the application from the App Store.
  • Once downloaded successfully, open the application.
  • Upon opening, you will see the License Agreement.
  • Go through it and tap Agree to continue.

Note: If you tap Do not agree, then you won’t be able to use the application.

  • Tap OK to proceed.
  • Allow the application to access your mobile location.
  • When asked to allow the application to access the device media, tap Allow.
  • Connect the application to your Canon Pixma MP150 printer.
  • Once the connection is made, select the images or documents that you want to print.
  • Check whether you are able to perform all the printer operations wirelessly without any issue.


If you don’t want to use the CD-ROM to perform the printer setup, then use the USB cable to do it.

  • Turn on both the devices (Canon printer and computer) on which you are going to establish a USB connection.
  • Ensure that you have a reliable USB cable.
  • Before establishing the USB connection, make sure that you have downloaded and installed the relevant drivers and firmware on your Windows or Mac computer.
  • If you haven't installed them yet, then quickly install them from the manufacturer’s website.

Note: If you are unaware of the driver download and installation steps, then refer to the above sections. We have provided the detailed steps.

  • First, connect one of the ends of the USB cable to your computer and the other end to the printer.
  • Click on the Start icon and type Printers and Scanners in the search bar.
  • Under Best match, click the Printers & Scanners option.
  • Click the + icon to add your Canon printer.
  • Make sure that your printer’s name and model number are correct.
  • Once the setup is done, hit the Finish button.


We all live in the modern world with all the latest gadgets and equipment, but it doesn’t mean that these devices will work smoothly throughout the year; there can be some minor to major issues here and there, which you can troubleshoot by following certain simple steps. One among the issues that most people encounter is the occurrence of error messages. These could be annoying at times and will interfere with the overall printing process. Do check out the below steps to get rid of the error messages on your Canon Pixma MP150 printer.


Many of the error messages that appear on the Canon MP150 printer can be cleared by using the red Stop / Reset button. This is especially true when any one of the ink cartridges is empty.

  • If you see that the printer is displaying an error message stating that there is an empty ink cartridge, you need to do only one thing - simply press and hold the red Stop / Reset button for about 5 seconds.
  • Now, the printer should start printing by utilizing any one of the remaining ink cartridges.
  • If the printer thinks that both the ink cartridges are empty, then it will display a second error message.
  • Now, you need to hold the Stop / Reset button for another 5 seconds.

Some of the error messages:

  • E2 - No paper or paper does not feed. 
  • E3 - paper jam issue.
  • E4 - Empty or low ink cartridges.
  • E5 - Ink cartridges are not installed or unrecognized.
  • E1, E9 - Scanning failed.

This was all about the Canon Pixma MP150 setup; we hope that this article provided some value to your overall printer knowledge. For more details related to the printer setup and other queries, call our technical team. They are available 24 / 7 to provide full assistance.

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