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Scanner not wanting to move

Scanner moving 1/2 inch and then returns home

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  • geniosity Nov 25, 2007

    paper mis feed symbol is flashing but can't find anything either

  • geniosity Nov 26, 2007

    not paper misfeed symbol, its the power saving feature symbol sorry, still won't work,,,,,,help!!!!



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Scanner lock is enabled. Scanner lock is located below scanner where pages come out after printing near the left side. turn it a quarter turn and turn copier off and on again. Should solve problem. If not, then scanner could be dragging on a loose mylar under the glass that guides the ribbon cable. To fix this, you would have to remove the glass.

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