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Scanner stopped functioning

My scanner has suddenly stopped working on my Canon MX850. If I press the scann button then go through the menu options local (USB) Document (ADF Simplex) Save as PDF file, and then start It gives a message "processing please wait momentarily" Normally after this the message comes as "scanner warming up." However now nothing happens and it goes back to scan with the image (expecting you to press on start button)

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  • sgrover1_99 May 26, 2009

    Problem solved. There was a pop-up message (hidden behind various windows) So after trying to reboot my printer several times, I decided to reboot my computer and that is when I found it.

    Thanks



  • Michael Rodriques May 11, 2010

    What version(s) of Adobe do you have installed on the machine?

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R u already try reinstall your driver?if not, try it 1st and see the result..i'm afraid the driver is damages....try to download from canon support website in order to get the updated one...hopes it will help ; )

Posted on May 26, 2009

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    ok..hope u can be a problem solver to others...and try to vote other to help each other..thank you...

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