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MFP 1815 D Unlock Scanner message

Printer type = Dell Laser MFP 1815D
Problem = When turned on printer makes loud noise and displays message 'unlock scanner

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Inside the print tray (where the paper comes out) on the upper right there is a blue lever. Pull it toward you and that will unlock the scanner. I just did this and restarted my printer and it worked! Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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