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Cannot communicate with scanner message

Printer and copier works fine.
scanner does not function....message appears " cannot communicate with scanner"
all connections are attached and seem fine

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Try an get a USB 2.0 printer cable. Some of the Canon scanners will not communicate quick enough without one.

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Did you install the correct driver including the scan driver? The drivers are available at the Samsung Site: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/SCX-4100 . Click on the Driver tab for most or the Software Tab for the SmarThru4 program. Make sure to get the correct version for the OS on the office computer. Generic OS drivers often only run the printe, not the scanner. Uninstall the generic driver before attempting to nstall the Samsung driver.

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Please open the link and follow the instructions this will definately resolve the issue, and please respond with comments to impove better service and resolution

Communication Not Available" Error When Sending a Print Job

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&dl=true&docid=2AA10ED87ADC4C0EE040A68F5B285B98&journalid=45AF3C8CB5A7BDF9E040A68F272874F0&l=en&s=gen

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