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I own a photosmart c4100 all in one series and it wont turn on. i tried different plug outlets but still nothing. when i lift the lid for the scanner the blue light is on so i know it is getting power but when i try and turn the printer on i get nothing. what now?

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Sounds like a bad logic board. If it is in warranty HP does whole unit exchanges. You can contact them at 800HPINVENT. You can still exchange it if it is not but usually cost of the replacement is more than the original cost.

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Printer will not scan


he HP All-in-One product displays one of the following error messages on the control panel when scanning or copying:
  • Scanner failure, power off and on
  • Scanner System Failure
  • Scanner failed, cannot make copies or fax
  • Scanner failure. Unable to scan, copy, or send a fax
  • Scanner failure, cycle power
Additionally, the scanner bulb might not turn on during scanning.ry the following solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue. When one of the solutions resolves the issue, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.Solution one: Check the scanner lightFollow these steps to check the scanner light by making a color copy of any document.
  1. Load plain white, unused, letter size paper in the paper tray.
  2. Lift the scanner lid, place the original face down on the scanner glass, and then lower the scanner lid.
  3. Make a color copy.
  4. When the product starts to scan the document to copy, slightly lift the scanner lid to see if the scanner light turns on. It is not necessary to lift the lid completely CAUTION:Do not look directly at the scanner light.The scanner light should be visible under the scanner glass to the right or left.Figure 1: Scanner light visible underneath the glass
    1 - Area where scanner light is visible2 - Scanner glass
    • If the scanner light does not turn on when the scanner mechanism moves across the scanner bed, continue to the solution to reset the product.
    • If the scanner light turns on , continue with the next solution.
    Solution two: Check the power connectionFollow these steps to troubleshoot the power connection.
    1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
    2. Unplug the product power cord from any surge protector, extension cord, or power strip, and then connect the power cord directly to a wall outlet.
    3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
    4. Load plain white, unused, letter size paper in the paper tray.
    5. Lift the scanner lid, place the original face down on the scanner glass, and then lower the scanner lid.
    6. Try again to make a color copy.
      • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.note.pngNOTE:If the product works properly when plugged directly into a wall outlet rather than a power strip or surge suppressor, the power strip or surge suppressor might not allow enough voltage for the product to work properly.
      • If the issue persists , continue with these steps.
    7. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product, disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet, and then reconnect the power cord to a different wall outlet.
    8. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
    9. Try again to make a color copy.
    • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
    • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
    Solution three: Reset the productFollow these steps to reset the product.
    1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.note.pngNOTE:The product might not turn off after pressing the Power button. Continue to the next step regardless.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
    3. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
    4. Wait 30 seconds.
    5. Replug the power cord into the electrical outlet.
    6. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
    7. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
    8. Load plain white, unused, letter size paper in the paper tray.
    9. Lift the scanner lid, place the original face down on the scanner glass, and then lower the scanner lid.
    10. Try again to make a color copy.

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After printer is on for a few minutes, getting error message-scanner failure turn printer off then on again. I am able to print before the error message appears, however, unable to copy or fax. Thank...


Hi,

Solution one: Check the scanner light
  1. Follow these steps to check the scanner light by making a color copy of any document.
  2. Load plain white, unused, letter size paper in the paper tray.
  3. Lift the scanner lid, place the original face down on the scanner glass, and then lower the scanner lid.
  4. Make a color copy.
  5. When the product starts to scan the document to copy, slightly lift the scanner lid to see if the scanner light turns on. It is not necessary to lift the lid completely.
The scanner light should be visible under the scanner glass to the right or left.

Solution two: Check the power connection
Follow these steps to troubleshoot the power connection.

  1. Press the Power button to turn off the product.
  2. Unplug the product power cord from any surge protector, extension cord, or power strip, and then connect the power cord directly to a wall outlet.
  3. Press the Power button to turn on the product.
  4. Load plain white, unused, letter size paper in the paper tray.
  5. Lift the scanner lid, place the original face down on the scanner glass, and then lower the scanner lid.
  6. Try again to make a color copy.
  7. Press the Power button to turn off the product, disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet, and then reconnect the power cord to a different wall outlet.
  8. Press the Power button to turn on the product.
Try again to make a color copy.If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.If the issue persists we have to reset the printer. Doing reset in the beginning stage is not recommended. Reply me back and i will provide the reset step instruction.

Regards
Riztech

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I'm getting a color line going down the page on my pictures and the quality of the picture is no good


IssueWhen you copy, fax, or scan an original, the resulting output contains vertical bands, lines, or streaks in one or more colors.When you print the original, the output is normal. Figure 1: Sample output with vertical white or black linesc01892760.gif Figure 2: Sample output with vertical colored bands or linesc01892761.gif
NOTE: This article does not apply to most PSC products, to the Photosmart C6100 or C7200 series, or to the Photosmart Premium C309a and C309c All-in-Ones.If you are using a PSC product other than the PSC 2400 or 2500 series All-in-Ones, go to Vertical Bands, Lines, or Streaks in Copies, Faxes, or Scans (c01887564) (in English).If you are using a Photosmart Premium C6100 or C7200 series All-in-One, go to Vertical Bands, Lines, or Streaks in Copies, Faxes, or Scans (c00899181) (in English). If you are using a Photosmart Premium C309a or C309c All-in-One, go to Vertical Bands, Lines, or Streaks in Copies, Faxes, or Scans (c01622189) (in English). Solution one: Reset the All-in-One If there is static interference, or loose connections with the product, this can result in bands or lines in the copy, fax, or scan output. To resolve this issue, check the product connections and reset the product.
  1. Make sure the product is powered on, and then disconnect the power cord from the product.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the product, and then disconnect it from the computer.
  3. Reconnect the USB cable to the computer, and then reconnect it securely to the product.
  4. Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet, and then reconnect it to the wall outlet.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the product.
  6. Press the Power button (c01892763.gif ) to turn on the product.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next solution.
Solution two: Clean the All-in-One and print a blank copy If the scanner glass or the white underside of the lid has fingerprints, smudges, lint, dust, or other debris, this can slow performance and affect copy and scan quality. To resolve this issue, clean the All-in-One. Before you begin, gather the following materials:
  • Several clean, soft, lint-free cloths
  • Mild glass cleaner
Step one: Clean the scanner glass and lid
  1. Press the Power button (c01892763.gif ) to turn off the product, and then disconnect the power cord from the product.
  2. Open the scanner lid. Figure 3: Open the scanner lidc01893292.gif
  3. Spray a clean, soft, lint-free cloth with mild glass cleaner.
  4. Wipe the scanner glass and the white underside of the scanner lid with the dampened cloth. Figure 4: Scanner glassc01893293.gif Figure 5: Scanner lidc01893294.gif
  5. Dry the scanner glass thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth, or chamois to prevent spotting, and then dry the white underside of the scanner lid.
  6. Close the scanner lid.
  7. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product, and then press the Power or Start button (c01892763.gif ) to turn on the product.
Step two: Make a blank copy
  1. Remove any originals from the scanner glass.
  2. Load plain white paper in the input tray.
  3. Press Start Copy Black to make a blank copy.
If the copy is clean, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.If the copy has vertical bands, lines, or streaks, there might be dust inside the product, poor internal connections, or the product might be damaged. See the next solution. Solution three: Service the All-in-One If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product. Causes
  • Static interference
  • Loose USB cable or power cord connection
  • Fingerprints, smudges, lint, or dust on the scanner glass
  • Dirt or debris on the scanner lid
  • Scratched or damaged scanner glass
  • Poor internal connections
  • Dirt or debris inside the product
  • Damaged or faulty scanner bulb or parts

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Hp Photosmart C4100 series (copy 6) printer missing!


Hi,

check you printer's properties settings
file, print, properteis or preferences

on the main/general tab
check that your set to
" printing all pages "

and not from-to ( this will only print so many )

hope this helps
Regards
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Not sure what happen to this but I had the same problem. What you need to do is highlight each one except the first HP Photosmart 4100 series, and delete all the other ones.

So delete the following 6 printers.

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Now the one that is left should be the default. Do a test page or print something out to make sure.

This should fix your problem. Please rate.


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