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Printer scanner is locked - Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    message is coming up 'unlock scanner & press cancel'

  • carebear731 Mar 20, 2008

    unlock scanner & press cancel

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    But that solution did not clear it. Any other suggestions?

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Look at the top of the paper-return tray (when a printed project is completed, the printer rolls is onto the paper-return tray). If you put your hand on the 'ceiling' of the tray, you will notice a blue switch (also visible by looking at the glass when the copy/scanner cover is open--this visible blue switch has a lock/unlock symbol). It is likely in the "locked" position, so just slide it towards you to unlock.

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Man, I was reading some other posts from this site as well as others and was thinking that this was a problem that couldn't be fixed, however, this solved that problem. Thanks. Now if I can just get it to stop flashing "Door Open" :-)

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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