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HP F2180 not scanning

Although I can print ok, the launch screen does not open and I cannot scan documents from the buitton mode on the unit. The steady light fllashes, but does not prompt the scanner to operate.

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  • arcanne Feb 12, 2009

    Unfortunately, the suggestion did not work. And to reitterate, the pop-up window does not show either.

    Thank you for your support anyhow.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    YES THAT WORKED! But i need the document to be scanned ONTO my computer.....any ideas?

  • Cubicle99 Apr 15, 2009

    franx, THANKS! Excellent suggestion.

    I went through HP technical support on this, and they sent me through an entire series of steps including uninstalling and reinstalling the software for my F2120, none of which worked at all to solve the scan issue.

    But if you hit the black or color buttons above scan, the scanner will scan your document and then print it out. It's not allowing it to be saved to the PC, but at least that's a partial solution.

    HP knows that these machines are not compatible with Vista by the way for anyone who researches it.

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I was having the same trouble. All you do is turn the printer on and make sure there is paper in the tray for it to print onto (obviously), then lift the lid (keeping it open) and place the piece of paper you are scanning onto the glass. The side you want to scan needs to be face down in the bottom left hand corner. Then instead of pressing the scan button (which did nothing for me either) press the black or colour button that is above it, depending on whether you want to scan in colour or just black and white. Worked for me! Hope it works for you too.

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Scanning images,
About Scanning images
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Hope this helps.
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Thanks
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