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Scanner does not work when activated by printer

The printer does not start a scan when I use the scan button from the printer. The same thing happens no matter whether I choose scan to file, image etc. I start the scan, it says "Connecting to PC" and just hangs there.
It does scan however when I activate it from the PC.
Anyone have any ideas?

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