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I have an hp LaserJet 3300. I reads "Scanner Bulb Warming Up" in the window. It then begins to make a galloping noise. It will print from the computer but nothing else. The galloping sound goes continuously. What ails this thing and how do I fix it?

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  • babettemeado Sep 04, 2008

    I tried Sareenath's suggestion but still have the problem. I moved the sweep bar out 1 inch, then again, and again. Each time the bar goes back to it's original position and begins galloping sound.

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Check the unit if it has a Scanner Lock toggle switch.

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GOOD JOB GUYS KEEP UP THE GREAT ADVISE! NO B.S. youre almost better off running to staples and picking up a new one for around $100 they keep the prices low so they can get you on the inks later on ;(.... sounds like a gear or toothed cable may have a dead spot ,open the case and take a look then throw it out the window and buy a new one ..lol im just kinding good luck and best wishes -jeff

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Scanner Bulb Error message is received as a result of the HP LaserJet 3300mfp series product scanner’s inability to find the home reference point. SOLUTION:Perform the following steps to walk the scan assembly from the home base and resolve the issue.

  1. Remove and replace the power cord from the unit.
  2. Wait approximately 35 seconds for the scanning assembly to “walk out�? and then quickly remove the plug again.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2, three to four times until the head moves approximately 1 inch away from its normal resting place.
  4. Replace the plug and let the product fully finish the boot cycle.
If this does not resolve the issue or the issue returns, upgrading the product firmware may help. The firmware upgrade can be found at the HP Web site Downloads, Drivers, and Notifications page .
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Hey,

It sounds as the lamp is stuck, if you open the cover do you see the lap nudging alittle back and front?

This might be fixyable by opening up the cover and clearing the jam.

or if the bulb is faulty it would need to be replaced but in most cases, people just buy a new scanner / printer becouse the repair price goes around the price of a new printer.

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Scanner Bulb Error message is received as a result of the HP LaserJet 3300mfp series product scanner?s inability to find the home reference point.

Perform the following steps to troubleshoot the issue:

1. Remove and replace the power cord from the unit.
2. Wait approximately 35 seconds for the scanning assembly to "walk out" and then quickly remove the plug again.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2, three to four times until the head moves approximately 1 inch away from its normal resting place.
4. Replace the plug and let the product fully finish the boot cycle
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http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/eng/support.html

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1. Click on the option "download drivers and software".
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3. Select Cross operating system (BIOS, Firmware, Diagnostics, etc).
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HP LaserJet 3300 MFP Series Products - Firmware Update Utility Installation
Security level: HP and Customer Viewable
___________________________________________________


NOTE: To ensure an easy and successful upgrade, it is essential to read and follow the instructions below.

CAUTION: Disconnect all devices except the HP LaserJet 3300 that are directly connected to the computer before performing the Firmware upgrade.


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Verify that the computer has 50 MB of free disk space in order to successfully run the Firmware Update Utility.

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Click Save to File on the lower left of the General tab.

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Finally, the display will show Ready in the top-left corner. Depending upon the operating system on the PC, the software might prompt Please reboot your Computer. Close the screens by clicking OK.

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Here is a link to a file from the HP web site. This explains how to open your scanner assembly and clean the scanner mirrors. These instructions are provided as-is. I have used them to repair many of these units with your problem, but because of the technical difficulties in opening your printer and performing the repair we accept no responsibility. You can download the instructions here,
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