Question about HP 290 Color Copier
Hp 290 scanner error. remove top glass.clean mirrors in black box.I used a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and water diluted. spray on paper towel and clean mirrors.[ 2 screws on bottom of box to get to mirrors]. also lift box and clean plastic strip in rear of box.[this strip will be on base of unit]. also look in left hand corner of unit, you will see a little motor sensor thing it has a plastic wheel. clean both sides with vinegar and water spray onto paper towel and lightly hold wheel between towel and fingers and turn wheel using that little brass gear. turn wit opposite hand. very lightly. clean all ribbons.clean glass top and bottom.I basically cleaned everything. my unit is back to normal.
Posted on Mar 29, 2014
I have been finding that scanner failure when the light is still working is usually a dirty scanner. Disasemble and clean the mirrors with windex. No job for a novice, but what have you got to lose at this point.
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