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The scanner bulb goes back and forth about an inch in hp 3330 prt

IThe scanner bulb goes back and forth about an inch or so and does not stop. Keeps doing this and will not allow any printing or anything. Have to shut off, then will work for a few minutes and then same.

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The scanner blub mirror needs to be cleaned and possibly the underneath side of the scanner glass. The scanner is not finding the marks to make it function correctly.

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HP laserjet 3330 keeps flashing scanner error power off. I unplug and start again. It will print and then goes back to this same thing.


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First dirty scanner optics this causes scanner to unable to get to the home position. This step should be done first. You will need to remove the ADF assy, left, right covers, remove control panel, remove control panel base cover, remove 8 screws 4 on top and 4 under scanner assy ( One screw on each side of scannerie front, left, right, back) Then carefully remove the glass. You should now be able to see the scanner assy, you will need a small flat screwdriver to disengage the tabs holding the scanner cover in place. Clean all mirrors with DRY q-tip. Reassemble and test.

2nd After cleaning scanner optics still doesn't resolve problem next step is to replace scanner formatter. You will need to open left cover, and remove the 2 screws and remove the smaller left cover. The scanner formatter can now be seen.

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the cables connected internally to the scanner unit had gone short some where in between you have to check it manually by opening the device .and then remove the cables and replace them with a same length cable.you can get the cables from any electronic shop who keeps printer assessories.

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