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Unable to scan or copy.

Greetings: I have a C5180 All-In-One that will print from my computer OK, BUT WILL NOT copy or scan.  When I attempt to scan or copy a black & white text letter size page, I receive an error stating "Unable to scan or copy".  Then it simply sits there until I turn it off.  Only then will a blank page come out. 
The only thing I've noticed that may be a problem is that.... there is no bright light on when I lift the top cover to place the text page on the glass(?).  It seems I remember this bright light showing through the glass when I used to lift the top cover to position the letter size pages to be copied or scanned. 
Sincerely, Steve

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  • mapmaker2 Feb 03, 2009

    No thank you...

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I have the same problem.

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I also just found that I have the same problem. I called HP and of course it is out of warranty. I have only scanned a few things.
I have never had any luck with HP/Compaq. I think it's safe to say, "Don't buy HP Compaq". We also have a Compaq Laptop that it a POS, too.

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