Question about Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser Printer

1 Answer

My m20i seems to turn off by itself when it's worming up and then it turns back on and turns off again after the scanner intializes

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,072 Answers

Shut the machine off, and unplug it. On the back cover you will see smaller cover,maybe about 4 inches with two plastic tabs holding it in.
Remove that smaller cover, in there you will see 1 or 2 memory sticks. Remove them. Remember which it top and bottom.
With the memory removed, plug the machine back in and turn it on. Let it come al the way to ready.
Then shut off, unplug, reinstall the memory , plug it back in and turin it on. That should fix it. That is a software glitch and that process should resolve it. I have seen that several times.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have an Epson V500 scanner. Whenever I plug it in / turn it on it cycles through it's warm up and then shuts itself off. I can pull the power plug out and then reinsert it to turn it back on. Bu

sounds like an internal part is heating up and shorting out- I know this will sound crazy, but put scanner in fridge or outside if you have cold nights, and see if it stays running longer before quitting.

Jan 04, 2013 | Epson Perfection V500 Flatbed Scanner

2 Answers

Re: M20i Power Supply Replacement

You need to contact the manufacturer for the correct part, Fixya doesn't have parts or any way to look them up. Sorry.

Feb 06, 2012 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

Moved my M20i 20 feet now it won't copy or scan. Have done the Lock/Unlock of scanner. Worked before I moved it, but not now. Have upgraded the firmware and reset everything.

If you're using the PC to initialize the operation you want to do, and the USB cable is longer than 15 feet, then you will need to reduce the distance between the PC and the printer and use a shorter cable. USB cables should not be longer than 15 feet. Anything longer adds to data corruption and the printer refuses to work.
If you're using the on-printer dashboard to do the scanning/copying then it may happen that some wires came loose. See if the printer can print from the PC, to verify that the printing mechanism is OK. Then, turn off and back on the device and see if the scanner lights up and does the initial alignment. This should make some noise and move the scan head back and forward an inch or so (depending on the model). If the initialization of the scanner works that will mean there are no loose wires.
If the scanner does not go through the initialization procedure then probably some wires got loose inside and you'll need to open it and check the connections. If the scanner does initialize then you should run a self-diagnostic procedure from the printer dashboard. This should be a menu selection (usually in the Troubleshooting section). Check your users manual for the self-diagnostic procedure and how to run it.
Also, you may try to remove the toner/printing assembly and re insert it, just to jumpstart the diagnostic procedure that may then fix the problem by itself without throwing out any messages on the built in LCD.

Jan 13, 2011 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

Workcentre M20i Scanner Locked, I tried flipping the switch still doesn't work.

I am not sure which switch you are talking about.
The machine has a power switch, and a scanner lock switch.
The scanner lock switch is located in the area where you take the copies out of the exit area, it is just above the knuckles of your hand. If you lean over look under the bottom of that scanner, there is a green sliding selector switch with a picture of a pad lock. Power off the machine, then move it to the unlock side. Then turn on the machine, see how it works ok.
Good luck.

Sep 26, 2009 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

Can dial number, says page sending and then 'scanner failure turn off. When you turn off and then on again intializing comes up. When you try and dial again it says warnming up and then back to scanner...

try connecting it directly to wall instead of surge protector, and see if that resolve the issue, if not than printer needs to be serviced bu authorised service provider

Aug 12, 2009 | HP OfficeJet K80 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Scanner locked

Look on the bottom side of the scanner.
There is one and only one green item on the bottom of the scanner. That is the scanner latch.
Turn the machine off, push the latch in toward the back of the machine, then pull it out toward ourself until you hear and feel it snap.
That should take care of your problem.

Jul 13, 2009 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

My Office Jet 7310xi scanner failure

Does it scan from either the doc feeder or from the flatbed itself?
Can you COPY a page?

Are you using the buttons on the printer, or do you work from HP director?

Mar 29, 2009 | HP Officejet 7310 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Have a Xerox M20i. Copy comes out light. Toner should be OK. Prints fine. Scans fine.

You need to clean the scanner. You can try doing the shading adjustment to calabrate the scanner but most likely the mirrors are hazed up. Since you can print fine you eliminate the laser.
To do the shading adjustment, you need to press in order,,, Menu # 1934, You will see a " T "on the screen, that will be the tech mode. Press the machine status, then go to maintenance, then scroll to shading. Place 5 sheets of white paper on the glass and then run the shading adjustment. turn the machine off and on, and run copies again. But most likely you will have to take the scanner off and clean it.
If you want to clean the scanner let me know, I will send you directions on how to do that. The mirrors in that scan head tend to haze up.

Jan 06, 2009 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

At the lcd screen you can read this message: "ESCANNER DESABILITADO"what should I do?

The scanner probably got accidently locked. Turn the machine off, unlock the scanner, then turn back on.

Instructions on how to unlock the scanner are found here:,/?St=143,E=0000000001181477675,K=8219,Sxi=11,Case=obj(349)

Dec 02, 2008 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

Broken Glass on a M20i

1. Oprn the front door, as if to replace the toner and remove the 2 screws above the toner and drum.
2. Turn the machine around. Disconnnect the one connector to the document feeder. A beige molex connector, lift and remove the feeder.
3. Remove the 6 screws from the back cover, remove the cover.
4. Disconnect the white ribbon cable and black connector with red wires attached to the upper part of the main board.
5. Under the scanner body, on the rear of the machine, locate the 3 screws that hold the scanner to the frame. One on the right, on in the middle and one on the left.
6. Grasp the scanner from the sides and pull back to release the scanner tabs from teh frame.

Once the scanner is removed you then have to remove the 3 screws holding the control panel to the scanner, then the 5 screws that hold the frame holding the glass. I am not sure where you can get that glass. But do a google search for "the parts drop". Give them a call, ask for Britt and see if he can come up with one for you.

Aug 11, 2008 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser Printer Logo

Related Topics:

56 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Xerox Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 2 Expert

97 Answers


Level 1 Expert

33 Answers

Philip Hughes

Level 2 Expert

72 Answers

Are you a Xerox Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides