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Scanning problems The scanner is making a very loud buzzing sound during scanning and doesn't seem to be scanning at a decent rate of speed.

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Re: Scanning problems

There may be some cleaning in the machine that may need to be done. Surfaces may have become caked on with particles and dust causing drag.

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How to change the speed of the scanner?

You can't change the speed, but you can change the scanner resolution and that will make scanning a little bit faster. This machine has a DOCUMENT SCANNER which is very fast. If the machine has a network printer/scanner option then there is NO NEED of software and drivers on the PC and then the scanning is made for nothing more then a SECOND for A4 page (no matter of scannig options).

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Noise while printing - Diagnosis Pt 1

<p>Unexpected noise (such as clicking, thumping, or grinding) from an branded device are heard during printer operation.<br /> <br /> <span><b>NOTE: </b></span><br /> Noises can be caused by a number of things, some of which may not be addressed in this document. This document deals strictly with the isolation and potential resolution of known noises through troubleshooting.<br /> <p>The following table describes some of the noises to be expected in a printer functioning normally:<br /> <span>Noise occurs:</span> <br /> <span>Additional information:</span> <br /> During power-up<br /> When the printer periodically makes humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/left side of the printer, the printer is actually cleaning the ink cartridges. This is a normal operation for the printer. This sequence may happen in the following conditions:<br /><br /><br /> <ul> <li> <p>Before and/or after printing<br /> <li> <p>During power on <br /> <li> <p>After the printer has been on standby/idle for some time<br /> <li> <p>After replacing a cartridge<br /> <li> <p>In the middle of a long print job (such as printing many photos)<br /></li></ul> During printing*<br /> <ul> <li> <p>Paper pickup: There will be some noise during paper pickup due to the movement of rollers and gears.<br /> <li> <p>While printing: The unit has printed a few lines or the paper has been fed into the printing area. There will be some noise during printing due to the movement of rollers, gears, carriage and paper (paper feed and ejection).<br /></li></ul> During paper ejection*<br /> At the end of the print job, there is a louder clicking noise as the paper is being "pushed off" to the output tray.<br /> During copying/scanning<br /> The scanner may make pulsing and dragging noises as it scans portions of the document or it may make a long rolling sound if it is doing a continuous scan. After scanning, it will make a long dragging noise as the scanner is brought back to the home position (could be on the left or right side).<br /> Post-printing with no additional jobs in the queue<br /> Post-completion of a print job and without another job in queue: At the end of a print job, there will be a noise on the left/right side of the printer as the pens are being capped. The printer may try to do this a couple of times, which is normal.<br /> Between print jobs<br /> The printer may make humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/ left side of the printer during the cleaning of the ink cartridges.<br /> In the accessories<br /> There may be some noise associated with accessories (ADF, duplexer, etc.) during the initial positioning and during normal operation.<br />

on Mar 10, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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I put the paper in the scanner and push the blue scan button, but it just sits there for about 5 mins or so before it starts to scan. Is there any way to fix this problem to speed things up a bit.

Actually When we make a scan of document or any picture or anything that time our computer and laptop consumes the highest memory while scanning the document, i think to speed up while scanning you must increase your system RAM (Random Access Memory) up to 1 GB at east to make the processing better, please let me know it works or not

Sep 28, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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Scanner mechanism stuck, making loud clicking sound

I've just got this problem after a powercut, whilst it was not being used but on. If you have only had it a few months send it in warranty.
Think I will have to take this apart and see if the scanner cable/ribbon/drive belt is caught on something or been stretched too much and can be replaced at all.
Its like at one end its caught and wont move the scanning head being stuck somehow, caught on something (doubtful tho').

Apr 14, 2010 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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New Canon MP610 scanner makes loud noises

I own this model too. It is very quiet. Sounds like a problem inside unit. I had a different problem with mine so I emailed them. They were very helpful & are replacing my unit. You may want to email them. Here's the email address I used. Good luck.

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When scanning, the scanned page is not readable from a third of the page down to two thirds of the page.

It is important that the item you scan comes in close contact with the scanner glass. If the resulting scanned image is not clear, check to see that the item is in full contact with the scanner glass. The scanner uses optical character recognition (OCR) to convert text on a page to text that you can edit on your computer.
  • If you scan text but cannot edit it, make sure that you make the following selections during scanning:
  • Scanned text might not appear on your computer exactly as it appeared on the original, especially if the original contains faint or smudged text. For example, some characters might be incorrect or missing. As you edit the text, compare the scanned text against the original, and then make corrections as necessary.
  • To change text scanning options, click the Scan Document Settings button in the initial What are you scanning? screen.
  • The OCR software is installed by default when you install the HP Scanning software during scanner setup. If you use the Custom option when installing the software, you can choose not to install the OCR software. Try reinstalling the software using the default install options.
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  • If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
    Thanks, Joe

Nov 07, 2008 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Loud ratchet noise

Have you been using ink cartridges other than store bought? Reason I'm asking is that i used a refill kit, and tried those half price refill places, only to find ink was leaking out when not in use & clogged up the ends where the cartridge moves across. take a flashlight & look at the ends of the track that the cartridges slide across on, you may see a build up of ink, that won't allow the cartridge to travel as far as it needs to go to run properly.

Nov 06, 2008 | HP LaserJet 3330 All-In-One Printer

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Blurry Scanning/Copying

Are you scanning both black and white and color the same way? The ADF (automatic document feeder) uses a different scanning area than when you place the document on the scanning glass. If you open the scanner cover, look to the left of the main scanner glass to the narrow strip used for the ADF. Make sure this narrow strip is clean -- no ink or white-out or scratches. This can make your copies look dirty or smudged.

Jul 26, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

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Scanner - Scanning Bar Became Stuck

if the scanner bar is stuck in the center then U hav to call Lexmark tech support at 8003324120 & have them chk the warranty of the printer.. if its in warranty it can be replaced

May 20, 2008 | Lexmark X1270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Scanner will not connect to PC

Make sure that the scanner file utility is running on the computer you are scanning to. Go to Start - Programs - Scanner User Software - Scanner File Utility. It will open in the system tray by the clock on the PC. Try to scan again. If still have the same error, go to the webpage of the scanner (just enter the IP address of the scanner NIC in Internet Explorer. Go to the bottom left side of the page and click Scan to PC Destination List. Click on the number to the left of the name you are scanning to. check the IP address listed on the webpage and make sure it matches the IP address of the Computer you are scanning to. One of these should fix it.

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