I am trying to get my dell v305w printer to scan and it keeps telling me downloading application list and then it says after 2 mins unable to download apps
The printer is trying to connect to your pc to download a list of programs to send the scanned document and/or picture to when you use your scanner.
The printer will only scan to certain software and there are separate choices for handling pictures and text documents.
When it tries to communicate with your pc to find software that it can scan to, its not finding any installed that will work with your printer. Its telling you that it is unable to get the list of applications after attempting to connect with your pc.
So, what does that mean?
It means that either "bi directional support" is not enabled in your printing preference so your printer is limited to sending info one way oly (to the computer). If this is the case you can go to your control panel and then choose printers and check the preferences listed there.
You don't have applications installed in your pc that your printer can send scanned documents to.
If this is the case then you need to install software that your printer will work with and then set the options on your printer to pick the default you want to use with both pictures and text documents.
Printers usually accept microsoft word, word pad, microsoft works and any other word processing software to scan text documents to.
Printers usually accept just about any picture editing software installed on your pc to send scanned pictures to.
You can avoid all of the above by checking to make sure that your printers software is 100% installed including the scanning features. Go to the Dell website and update the drivers on your printer to make sure you have the full version that is most current.
The printer will always use its own program to scan both documents and text to regardless of the other software applications you might have installed on your pc.
Sep 27, 2010 |
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