Why don’t you leave it plugged in and run an extra-long USB cable to it, then when you want to print, just click on the mouse button.. A couple of my printers are 4 metres away.. No issues...For reasons of limited available space, my Maxify sits most of the time in a room away from the computer, disconnected from the mains and paper tray collapsed, so that it doesn't protrudes from the front of the rack where it's stored.
We have different experiences.the bottom cassette system doesn't looks flimsier than the conventional trays of any other Canons I've owned in the past.
I connect the Maxify by Wifi. No need for long tricky USB cables on which you can trip. Fact is that the MB5150 is stored on a DIY rack (intended initially for audio Hifi stuff) along with my other 2 printers.Why don’t you leave it plugged in and run an extra-long USB cable to it, then when you want to print, just click on the mouse button.. A couple of my printers are 4 metres away.. No issues...
When your using several cables to connect your printer by USB to your computer, it’s best to use a powered hub along the way somewhere to stop dropout, because the powered hub give good constant power levels in both directions.I had to do it initially using an USB cable. I discovered that this printer, or at least my unit, doesn't like long USB cables. With a regular 1 mtr USB cable plus a 3mtr. extension, the computer couldn't see the printer