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Lcd says lid open when it is closed and I want to scan

Lid is closed, a paper ready to be scanned. lcd illustration shows lid open, with arrow indicating 'close this'

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There is a little switch that a pin or similar part on the lid activates. There is usually a small hole with the switch under. If the pin is broken or the swich has moved it wont work.

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Wrong cartridge error code on canon pixma mp780 printer

Reseating the print head is seldomly needed to be done.Press the Open Button (1) to open the Paper Output Tray (2) Raise the Scanning Unit until it stops. Pull and hold the Scanning Unit Lever towards you, then raise the Scanning Unit.The Print Head Holder moves to the middle Open the Inner Cover 1.Open the Inner Cover 2.CAUTION: a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder.b. Do not touch any metal parts.Press the ink tank's tab (1), then remove it from the slot (2) IMPORTANT:Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area. Lift up the lock lever and take out the print head.Again, place the print head back in position and press down the lock lever. Insert the ink tank into the empty slot on the print head. Press down gently on the ink tank until an audible click is heard. Make sure the ink tank is in the correct slot IMPORTANT:a. Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color.b. If the ink tank is inserted in the wrong slot, perform two head refreshings.Close the Inner Cover 2.Close the Inner Cover 1.Pull the Scanning Unit Lever towards you to close the Scanning Unit.Align the print head position after the print head is installed. You can align the print head position either automatically or manually. When automatic alignment does not work well, align the print head position manually.Automatically Aligning The Print Head Position:Load A4-or letter-size plain paper in the paper support tray. Auto alignment cannot be performed when the Feed Switch is set to [CASSETTE].Press <Menu> epeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.Press left or right arrow to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN].Press <OK>. The print head position alignment pattern prints.Check the printed pattern. If the printed pattern matches the illustration, the print head position alignment is complete. Manually Aligning The Print Head Position:When automatic alignment does not work well, align the print head position manually.Load A4- or letter-size plain paper in the paper support or cassette.Select the paper source with <Feed Switch> button.Press <Menu> repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.Use left or right arrow to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD].Press <OK>. A horizontal pattern is printed.Beginning from column A on the printout, enter checkmarks in the patterns that have the most solid image.(1): Bad example (Least solid box) 2): Good example (Most solid box) Press left or right arrow to select the pattern number that you checked in column A on the printout in step 6.A): Column(0): Select pattern number with most solid image Press <OK>.Repeat steps 7 and 8 to adjust columns B to L. When all the horizontal patterns are adjusted, you will be prompted to print a vertical pattern [PRINT VERT. PATTERN].Press left arrow. A vertical pattern is printed.Beginning from column M on the printout, enter checkmarks in the patterns that have the most solid image.(1): Bad example (Least solid box) 2): Good example (Most solid box) Press left or right arrow to select the pattern number that you checked in column M on the printout in step 11.Press <OK> Repeat steps 12 and 13 to adjust column N.

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Please show me how to uses a scanner i have a hp scanner

First, make sure you have the correct drivers installed for the device that will be doing the scanning. You can download the drivers from hp's support site Enter your product name/model number in the text bar. After that, all you should have to do is lay the paper to be scanned face down and aligned with the arrow mark. Close the lid and press the scan button, and you should be able to save the scanned image of the paper as a file onto your computer.

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How to scan picture into computer

Follow these steps :
Open the software program that came from your scanner.
Lift the lid of your scanner, place photo on scanner bed and close the lid.
Press the "Scan" button on the scanner or in your scanner software program.
Preview the scanned photo on your computer screen and check that the borders are straight and even. Rescan the photo if you make changes.
Load photo paper into your photo printer.
Press "Print" on your computer screen where your scanned picture is showing. If "Print" is not an option, save your photo to a specific folder and open it. When it's open you should have the option to "Print.

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Need to know how to scan with canon mx860 printer

open up the lid with the handel. if you see ink move up with more and open door. put in face down then follow arrows where to line up paper. click black or color and close lid

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Printer says "scan unit open or paper jam 2" Hav...

The printer paper jam-2 cover may be opened or not locked properly.
This door is at back side of the printer.

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Two ways
1-just lay the paper on top facing up and hit copy and it will feed in to the rollers and print
2-open the scanner, and lay paper face down using the built in marker, "edge", and close lid hit scan

May 17, 2010 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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Scanning documents on hp6110 all in one printer.

1. open lid
2. place paper in lower left corner of scan window(make sure paper is on only the glass)
3. close lid
4. press scan
5. wait patiently
6. HP window should pop up and say that it is completed scanning and ask if you wait to scan again or if you are done.

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Printer won't scan a picture

I had the same problem, but I was able to scan my first photo today. If you are using Windows Vista and have Windows Photo Gallery on your system, you should be able to scan your photo/documents. Open Windows Photo Gallery 1. Click File, and then click Import from Camera or Scanner.
2. In the Import Pictures and Videos window, click the scanner that you want to use, and then click Import.

The rest should be self explanatory. Good luck!

Jun 17, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink module will not center itself

  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button (MP500) or manually pull open the paper output tray

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

    NOTE: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.
  4. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.


    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.


    <4> Tape is completely removed.

    <5> Tape remains.

  5. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.


    CAUTION: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  6. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    NOTE: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.


  7. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.


    Note : MP500 shown.

    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    NOTE: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

  8. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    CAUTION: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    Memo: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
- On: The printer is ready to print.
- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

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