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As an unsophisticated user, i.e. not understanding all the jargon, I have installed my MP520 and it prints and scans but the LCD screen does not work???

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See http://sites.google.com/site/bricolagesetc/home/my-experience-guide-repairing-pixma
for replacing display cable

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My scanner just started smearing the first page of a duplex to pdf but when I scan just front of document it doesn't smear it


Hi

Your question is not clear.

Sometimes using technical jargon makes it harder for people to understand each other (this applies to both askers and answerers).

I always advise askers to use normal language as much as possible and answerers to do the same and where jargon is unavoidable, to explain as they go along.

Please post again to clarify what you mean by "..a duplex to pdf..", in normal language not in technical jargon.

A PDF is not a real, physical document. It is a digital document on a computer or a webpage created in PDF format.

A Duplex document is a real document, printed on both sides of each sheet of paper.

If you are trying to scan a multiple page Duplex Document using the Sheet Feeder of your scanner, the ink on the reverse side may be getting caught up in, affecting and/or staining one of the rollers in the Sheet Feeder.

The bottom roller in most non-industrial Scanner Sheet Feeders expects to touch only the plain reverse side of a sheet of paper as it is passed through and turned over to rest on the Platten (scanning surface) of the scanner ready to be scanned.

Multifunction printers with built in scanners and sheet feeders and duplex printing capability are designed in a way that makes them more forgiving of dealing with duplex printed paper.

Duplex printing printed in a laser printer is less likely to cause a problem as long as it is allowed to dry thoroughly. Inkjet printing that is allowed to drry thoroughly should also be okay.

If the scanning is being attempted very soon after printing, then the wetness of the printing may be the problem.

Sheet Feeders that handle duplex printed sheets invariably become stained and need periodic cleaning.

If the document is not too long, you may have to scan it manually, page-by-page.

If the document exists as a PDF somewhere on your computer or on the internet, then it is unclear why you would need to scan it. This is why your question is puzzling.

Post a further comment, if this answer does not help you solve the problem.

I hope this helps.

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Which is the scan button mp520 canon printer


Easy Scanning with One-click You can complete from scanning to saving easily by simply clicking the corresponding icon.
1. Place the document face-down on the platen.
2. On the Windows desktop, double-click (MP Navigator EX 1.0).
Alternatively, on the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to (All) Programs, Canon Utilities, then MP Navigator EX 1.0. Then click MP Navigator EX 1.0.
The MP Navigator EX navigation mode screen or one-click mode screen opens.

3. Point to One-click.
4. Click the corresponding icon.

Save to PC

Scan documents or photographs and save them to a computer.
The Save dialog box opens when you click this button. Specify the scan/save settings and scan.

Save as PDF file

Scan documents, save them as PDF files and start the specified application.
The PDF dialog box opens when you click this button. Specify the scan/save settings and scan.

Attach to E-mail

Scan documents or photographs and attach them to e-mail.
The Mail dialog box opens when you click this button. Specify the save settings and e-mail software program, and scan.

OCR

Scan text documents and open them in OmniPage SE by default.
The OCR dialog box opens when you click this button. Specify the save settings and application, and scan.

May 18, 2010 | Canon MP520 All-In-One InkJet Photo...

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I cannot scan because display is a black screen. I can print though.


The flex cable for that display breaks internally and leaves you a blank display. Canon has a replacement cable for around $10.00. Easily repaired in a shop.

Nov 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP520 InkJet Printer

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Mp520 will not scan, document is on glass platen, press the black and white scan button but nothing happens. please hel. thanks


Did it come with any software? My printer wouldn't print when I tried using the scan button. If it came with software you could try scanning using that. If you dont have it it's probably available for download on canon's website

Sep 22, 2009 | Canon MP520 All-In-One InkJet Photo...

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Canon MP520 can print but not scan


I had the same problem. The all-in-one driver download doesn't include the stuff you need for the scanner. Go to this link (canon), click "OSX" on the dropdown list for what os you're using, then click "mp520sosxsd1391ej7.dmg" under "MP520 series Scanner Driver Ver. 13.9.1 (Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6)." It doesn't take long to download and completely fixes the problem.

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I have a Canon printer (MP520) and I am trying to scan a document. It gets me to the point where it tells me to press a button (a black diamond) to begin and nothing happens, no movement. It photocopies...


check if your scanner add on software was installed into your PC like InfraView or other scanning software.

also check the connection from the unit into your pc.

Nov 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Blank LCD display screen


You need to check firstly that the LCD connections are still connected correctly inside the printer and then you can enter service mode on the printer and run an LCD test. To open printer and run test you will need a service manual:

http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/4981053-canon-pixma-mp520-printer-service-manual

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Pixma mp520 scanner won't scan


I emailed Canon Tech Support (after searching their MP FAQ) and received this response. It worked for me:

Please follow these steps to set the push button event for the MP520
scanner:
1. Click on the Windows button and then Control Panel.
2. Double-click 'Scanners and Cameras'. For Vista users, if 'Scanners and Cameras' is not listed, click 'Switch to Classic View' on the left and then try again.
3. Double-click on the MP520.
4. Next, click on the Events tab.
5. For the 'Send to this application' option, select ScanGear driver, MP Navigator, or imaging application you would like to use for the scan button event in the list.
6. Click Apply or OK to save your settings.

Jul 16, 2008 | HP PSC 2110 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Scanner problems


You need to have the full photosmart software loaded on the computer and to use this to scan to computer rather than using the buttons on the printer. This is a workaround rather than a fix but it should work
Fred

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Lexmark 1270 only prints green!


Sounds like you're missing blue. Using the Lexmark software (maintanance section) that's on the PC, Clean the print heads. You should see all 3 colors (blue, red, yellow) and black. If not, buy a new cartridge as the head on the blue ink are clogged.

Hope that helps...

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