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When i try to scan from HP solution centre it tells me it can not save to default location - i hit solve & rety and it tells me there is a missing component and to reinstall - which i did - but problem remains. Now i can not uninstall the software - nothing happens when i select uninstall on the cd

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    I can not scan documents from printer to pc ,fror pc menu.



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The uniinstall is not on the cd but on the computer.  Disconnect the printer. Then
Plug printer back in then run the install CD.
PS make sure install CD says thati t is for the windows version that you are using.  

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On my hp photosmart c5280 how come i cannot scan to my computer

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When you install the Full Feature software for your printer, you receive the HP Photosmart Studio imaging software and the HP Utility printer management software. You can use either of these programs to scan, and can create custom settings in both.

In general, use HP Photosmart Studio to scan pictures if you want to edit them to adjust color, crop, remove red eye, etc. Use HP Utility to set up scan tasks you use often, such as scanning to a certain folder or software application, or attaching the scanned item to an email. If your printer has a display, you also use HP Utility to designate which scan tasks should appear on the printer display menu when you start a scan from the controls on the printer.

Make sure that the printer is connected to the computer. Turn it on. Place the item with the print side down on the scanner glass.

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Dec 10, 2010 | HP Photosmart C5280 Printer

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How do I scan an item and send a copy to a friendI am using a Photosmart C5280 printer

Please follow the steps below to do a clean installation of your scanner.

The first thing we need to do is remove any files that have been installed and start with a fresh installation.

1) RIGHT-CLICK on the MY COMPUTER icon and click on PROPERTIES.
2) Select the HARDWARE tab, then the DEVICE MANAGER button.
3) Remove the Epson Scanner from under IMAGING DEVICE and/or UNKNOWN and/or OTHER DEVICES by RIGHT-CLICKING on it and clicking UNINSTALL.
4) Disconnect the USB cable and close all open windows.
5) Click on START, and CONTROL PANELS.
6) Double-click on ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS. Highlight EPSON SCAN and click on CHANGE/REMOVE.
7) Restart your computer.


Please follow the steps below to download and install your scanner in XP:
1. Go to the website
2. Under the SCANNERS heading select PERFECTION SERIES and then your scanner model.
3. Under the Drivers & Downloads section select Windows.(Make sure it is the Epson Scan utility. Download the most current version of the Scanner Driver for your Windows operating system to your DESKTOP.


1) Double Click on the Epson1**.exe file that you downloaded to your DESKTOP.
2) Click OK, Unzip, and then OK again.
3) The installer will copy the files to the system. Click on FINISH when prompted.
4) Connect the USB cable. Windows will tell you new hardware is found and complete the install.
5) If a message appears indicating THE SCANNER HAS NOT PASSED WINDOWS LOGO TESTING, click CONTINUE ANYWAY. Then click FINISH.
6) Your scanner is now ready to use.

Use the following steps to scan with the Epson Scan utility:
1. Open Epson Scan by going into START, PROGRAMS, and EPSON SCAN.
2. If prompted, select your scanner from the list of models and click OK.
3. In the FILE SAVE SETTINGS window, you can designate the location, name and type of file the scans will be saved as.

-LOCATION defaults to MY DOCUMENTS. Click BROWSE if you wish to change this.
-PREFIX determines how the scan will be named. Type any name you like. You can also designate a start number.
-FILE TYPE dictates what format the scans will be saved in. ie. .JPG, .TIFF, .PDF, or .PICT)
-For example: if the prefix is "img", the start number is "1", and the format is "JPG", the name of the file saved in
PICTURES will be "IMG001.JPG". More settings for file format are found under OPTIONS.

  1. Click OK once settings are changed as desired.
  2. The EPSON SCAN window will open and begin scanning in FULL AUTO MODE. In FULL AUTO MODE the software makes all the decisions for you (as to what is being scanned, where it is on the flatbed, etc). This is the easiest way to scan.
  3. If you want full control over the scanning process click PAUSE and change FULL AUTO MODE to HOME MODE or PROFESSIONAL MODE. In the latter two modes you can change your scan settings as desired. Click SCAN after you have selected your settings. Click CLOSE once the EPSON SCAN is finished scanning.
  4. When scanning is complete, your images will be saved in the location specified on FILE SAVE SETTINGS, with the prefix and in the format you set.
  5. Now you can use them in mail and send to your friend.

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Hp c5280 says scanner error when i try to scan a page


Try to uninstall the software of your scanner and reinstall it again. Also
check your cables for loose contacts. Sometimes loose contacts will be the cause for scanner error. This will solve the problem for sure.

Thank you!

Jun 05, 2010 | HP Photosmart C5280 Printer

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I would like to scan documents with my hp photosmart c5280 and save to a file on my hp laptop.How do I set this up ?

Try to scan using picture or media viewer like iview, windows photo gallery in Vista, or any other program you already have. Next, go to File menu of the viewer(software you use) and in the File menu choose Scan or Import from.. then choose Save as in the same File menu.

Mar 30, 2010 | HP Photosmart C5280 Printer

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HP SOLOUTIONS CENTER, C5280 SCAN - when trying to save scan in a specific location Drop down menu is blank. THANK YOU

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I need to scan documents from my printer to my computer and everytime I hit scan it tells me there is no computer connection even though they are connected. How do I fix this?

Try reinstalling the drivers. If you don't have the disc, then try going to HP's website to find the driver. Follow the instructions by the book on how to install this device.

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Hey dmillar,

I would try some of the utilities that HP has available for download at their site.

Go here:

Select your operating system, and then you can do one of two things:

1) Try running either the Print or the Scan diagnostic utilities available at the bottom of the download page.

2) On the driver download page, click '
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