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Dell photo 966 won't scan

It just says downloading software from computer and then times out, any help please?

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  • felixthekat Apr 22, 2009

    I'm using windows xp

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    running vista with same problem

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    when i select scan it says downloading scan applications from your computer then like 5 minutes later it says cannot retrieve scan applications from your computer

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If you haven't given up on your Dell AIO 966 yet (today I almost did, in fact I placed an order for a new printer today, and I think I might cancel it if this works) -- try this. See if it works for you too. It's a kludge but it might help.
Get the printer's IP address (print the network settings page or whatever). Browse to that address in your web browser (that is, if your printer is at 192.168.0.101, go to http://192.168.0.101 in Internet Explorer or Firefox or whatever browser you use). Click on "Configuration," then "Scan to Network Host Management." Check the box for "Delete all hosts" and click on the "Delete" button. Wait for it to finish doing its thing, then go to the printer, power it off, wait a few seconds, and power it back on. Wait a minute or two for your PC to find the printer and connect to it again, then try your scan.
If yours behaves like mine, it will scan now. Now, that would just prove to me that the issue is with the darn firmware in the printer -- and Dell should fix it, even if the printer is discontinued. They've heard us griping for years, they should fix it!

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The all in one solution software you used in XP doesn't work with Vista.

But you can still scan and copy by using Windows Photo Gallery.

1. Click on files tab at the top in Window Photo Gallery.
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3. Highlight your scanner icon (ie Dell 966) then click import.
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