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My Kodak ESP5 won't scan...

I installed it the exact same way it instructed me to. It will print things off, but it won't scan anything.
Everytime I press scan or copy it whirs like its trying to do something. But the spot where the item to be scanned is doesn't do anything. I don't even see a bar or any sort of scanning device through the clear part. So I'm not even sure how it's supposed to scan.
Is my scanner just broken? Did I set it up wrong?
Am I missing some sort of software that wasn't on the disk?
Please help. I am an artist and I need a scanner so I can send my pictures to my customers.

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  • lsm409 May 08, 2009

    Using XP operating system I can scan from windows scan wizard and adobe photo but the kodak software does not do anything except say it couldn't complete scan and gives an error. It acts like there is absolutely no scan program in the Kodak software.

  • larmstrong May 11, 2009

    my mother in law purchased the kodak esp5. We have had 4 tech support calls to get it to work. the first three were to simply get the printer to print. We thought all was finally working, until she tried to scan. Nothing happens. scanning from the scanner using the window and buttons, it just hangs. No noices, nothing. Scanning from the software center produces an error. I spent over 4 hours on the phone with them, uninstalling, clearing, deleting, fixing the registry, doing a disk cleanup, and reinstalling. We have yet to get the scanner to work. We even had difficulties getting the software to reinstall. We have had to reinstall this stupid software at least a dozen times. And have spent countless hours on this. At least the printer works for her. The scanner still doesn't and the desktop icon cannont find the .exe file. They have upgraded us to the highest priority. We have sent them the installer log so "the experts" can research the problem. Oh, yea, we have also disables all programs that could interfer with the setup. They are still disabled. This is on windows xp.



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Try to install the latest version of Printer software from on your computer. then open the kodak home center software and click on scan pictures. Adjust the settings and you are ready to go. download the user manual from may be problem with scanner drivers. new software will fix up your issue. Enjoy.

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