Same thing here,this printer has been the biggest peice of junk I have ever owned in my entire life.
It first goes through a series of clicks bangs,and other rude sounding noises before it's ready to go.
But Like I mentioned in the title I have new ink,ran diagnostics and it says the printer is fine,I looked in the scanners and camera area in windows Vista and its showing.
I have plenty of paper in the feeder and its in far enough.
But when I hit the scan button the green light for the power button starts flashing but it wont scan.
I hit cancel and the button stays green.
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I have many years of experience with Canon scanners and I think I may be able to help you with your problem.
On that particular model of scanner there is a micro switch to verify the top half of the scanner is closed. On the top half of the scanner the part that flips up you should see a peice of plastic towards the front protruding downward I belive on the right hand side towards the front of the top half but on the side of it. If its not there then it has broken off, if you can find it you can glue it back on with super glue. If that peice is there then look straight down on the same side of the scanner that peice is on you will see a small opening and you may see a small peice of silver metal. That is where the micro switch sits and the plastic peice on the top activates that switch. If the switch doesnt get activated then the green light blinking problem will occur. To replace that switch or adjust it you will need to remove the covers from the scanner the back cover first with I belive has 5 screws in the back. There is a tab on the bottom of the scaner that needs to released so you can remove the side cover, you will see a square hole towards the front of the scanner on the bottom. Use a very small screw driver to push the tab in to release the cover. Take your time doing all this because you will need to reassemble the scanner once you make the repairs to the micro switch. If you have any other questions let me know and I hope this helps you out with your problem.
Is this a new scanner? If so, most scanners come "locked". Make sure you consult your user manual and remove the lock (usually by turning a knob/handle/switch under the hood somewhere).
If this has scanned before, watch the scanner bed as you try to scan. If the light does not coarse the entire scanner bed, then the lock may have become re-enabled... or the motor could have come off track. Sometimes this can be fixed by manually adjusting things inside (be careful! as this could really damage your scanner).
If the light does move entirely across the bed, try to re-install the software onto your computer. If you dont have the software, you can grab a copy at dell's support site.
Also, check your cables. If you are trying to scan through a network, you might try USB instead, just to make sure the scanner works. and its not a connection problem.
The connection type can be set during installation.
check if the scanner is installed on your pc...
if not you cannot detect the scanner... install the scanner type and then scan it..it will work...
there mite also be some loose connection.. check it there is red light blinking on the scanner , means it is not connected. if its green means it connected....
If neither of the problem occurs for you.. then you have make the scanner checked from n electronic shop...
thanks for rating please.......
There are actually some certain meaning on the red light and green light showing different information to user. The summaries are: 1) Green On, Red Off = Printer Ready. 2) Green Fast-Flashing, Red Fast-Flashing = Printer warm up. 3) Green Fast-Flashing, Red Off = Printer off-line. 4) Green Slow-Flashing, Red Off = Processing Data. 5) Green Off, Red On = Cover Opened, Toner Empty or Developer Unit / Drum unit missing. 6) Green Off, Red Fast-Flashing = Paper Jam or waiting for jam reset. 7) Green Off, Red Slow-Flashing = Paper Empty or Paper tray is not inserted. 8) Green Off, Red Off = Printer power is off. 9) Green Very-Slow-Flashing, Red Off = Printer in sleep mode. 10) Green (any condition above), Red Slow-Flashing = Toner low or paper empty.
So what is your printer condition? Better know what is going on your printer so can solve the problem.
Check the scanner cable and the status of the LED's in the scanning head. Unluckily, you printer is disposable, to HP that problem will mean to discard the entire printer and replace it for a new one if it's still under warranty.