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Hp psc 2179 all-in-one printer

The printer is clicking and won't print. It says it's scanner failure, and to turn the power off, then on again. I have done this firstly from the machine, then when that didn't work, from the mains plug. Please advise.Thank you.

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  • patriciawate Feb 18, 2009

    I finally got on to who rectified the problem. There was no appropiate answer on your page, unless I was willing to pay for it.

  • Anja van Vugt Feb 23, 2009

    the scanner clicked and don't make copies.

  • Anja van Vugt Feb 23, 2009

    The scanner stay hang and makes a noise. (click click)You can not makes copies. The printer say: scanner failed, stop it and try again. Sometimes can i make copies, but the most times not.

  • BG101 Mar 11, 2009

    I need to know how to remove the top section. My scanner has exactly the same problem (2179), clicking and then reporting "scanner failure". Probably something as simple as a bad contact on a microswitch or dirt on a sensor (so the scanner can't find its "home" position). One screw is accessible but the other is hidden under the control panel and there is no (obvious) way of removing this without using a hammer. Or do I have to drill a hole through the top cover?




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Using the instructions found here

I opened the scanner and found that the cold-cathode lamp is failing. Moving the optical assembly away from its home position (to the middle of the scanner) allows the unit to initialize so at least the printer works.

I'll investigate availability of replacement lamps.


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Uneconomical to replace the SCANNER

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