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MP 160 Cannon Printer Won't Scan

When I try to scan some pictures to put on to my computer, the scanner doesn't do anything. No noises, light, nothing. But when I try to copy them, the scanner starts moving, but immediately starts to print. Can anyone help me scan photos? I'm very frustrated.

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    My hard drive crashed and I lost the software for scanning. Does anyone know how I can get it back???



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Try checking if you have completely installed all the drivers for your printer. scanning and copying dont usually needs drivers because you can do that even without a computer. but scanning requires your scanner to be read by your pc. try checking for the scanner driver from the cd that came from your printer.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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  2. Launch MP Navigator.
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    Display varies according to the printer model.

  5. When the Scan Settings window is displayed, select the resolution in Scanning Resolution drop-down.

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  3. Change the resolution.
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