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Ricoh IS420 has 4 flashing lights

I bought this scanner on Ebay to scan newspaper pages. When I hooked it up, everything worked fine for the first scan. I then moved it to a more convenient position. When I scanned the next several pages, there was a large darkened area at the "top" of the scan. Then, I scanned a page and it was almost completely faded out. Now, it won't scan at all and the 4 lights (2 for ADF and 2 for scanner) just blink--even when I have totally disconnected the SCSI cable. I've tried the reset button and it didn't work.

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  • mikesdaddy1 Nov 13, 2008

    Still no help. Reset didn't work. Reloaded and re-connected everything. All four lights are flashing. My manual says that it is s system problem. Worked the other day when I first got it. Help!

  • mikesdaddy1 Nov 13, 2008

    Still no help. Reset didn't work. Reloaded and re-connected everything. All four lights are flashing. My manual says that it is s system problem. Worked the other day when I first got it. Help!

  • mikesdaddy1 Nov 13, 2008

    I found the problem. One corner of the ADF was a tiny bit open.

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Hi,

1.uninstall and reinstall the scanner driver
2.shutdown desktop and your scanner then turn on it back
3.unplug all its cable then plug it back
If nothing change, try to go ebay service center.

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Open the scanner unit ..Lock lever of scanner unit is locked.Ricoh IS420 has 4 flashing lights - f812120.jpg

Unlock the lock lever of scanner unit.

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Good luck...

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Common problem like bulbs and replacement holders and power problem

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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 13, 2008

    tried to unistall and reinstall and unpluged then pluged
    Put your printer on a switched cord, then turn the switch off when you're not using the printer.
    it detect anything at boot while the card is searching for devices? you
    might have bent a pin on the connector, make sure its terminated
    properly and the id number isnt the same as the cards.





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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 13, 2008

    Put your printer on a switched cord, then turn the switch off when you're not using the printer.



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Try reset the scanner and then try.

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    Legin Varghese Nov 13, 2008

    try the following:
    unplug the all the cables and replug.
    reinstall the drivers and software.

    hope this will do some good.. do let me know the status ...thanks...kevin


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