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Dell A940 - Unlock Scanner then press power

The unlock scanner message appears. What am I supposed to do?

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  • Go4It Dec 08, 2007

    Thanks pashs19. Your explanation was very clear. I have done this previously and it does nothing to clear the message to unlock the scanner.

  • Iwoman Dec 18, 2007

    Said unlock scanner and the turn on power. Where do I unlock it?

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    Error message Unlock Scanner then Press Power.

    I lifted the lid pushed the unlock lever left of the green support. turned power back on. repeated about 100 times. Unplugged the printer. Unistalled and reinstalled the software and tryed the scanner lock lever about 10 more times. Is there a solution or is it a design flaw and time to buy another?

  • bk51 Feb 15, 2008

    will not print color

  • Harold Davis Aug 08, 2008

    when i try to scan a document on my dell 946.It comes up with applications not found.How do i fix this

  • bluchimp Sep 15, 2008

    When I try to scan an image using my visioneer one touch 9000 scanner a message keeps appearing telling me that the scanner is locked. The switch at the bottom is in the unlock position & I have re-installed the software but message keeps appearing.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    it is asking me to unlock scanner, and i dont know how to do that.

  • 0u812 May 11, 2010

    need help with error code "Unlock Scanner". It is unlocked. The error code will not go away

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See

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/a940/a940en1.pdf

Page iv identifies the location of the scanner lock

Page 44 contains the following

• You unlock the scanner bed. For help locating the scanner lock, see the picture of the printer on page iv.

Page 51 contains

Unlock Scanner message
The scanner is locked. To unlock it:
1 Press Power to turn the printer off.
2 Use both hands to lift the printer (scanner unit) until the scanner support
holds it open.
To the left and beside the scanner support is the scanner lock. For help, see
page iv.
3 Pull the scanner lock toward you to unlock the scanner.
4 Using both hands, lift the printer (scanner unit).
5 Push and hold the scanner support back.
6 Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
7 Press Power to turn the printer back on.

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Page iv identifies the location of the scanner lock

Page 44 contains the following

• You unlock the scanner bed. For help locating the scanner lock, see the picture of the printer on page iv.

Page 51 contains

Unlock Scanner message
The scanner is locked. To unlock it:
1 Press Power to turn the printer off.
2 Use both hands to lift the printer (scanner unit) until the scanner support
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To the left and beside the scanner support is the scanner lock. For help, see
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3 Pull the scanner lock toward you to unlock the scanner.
4 Using both hands, lift the printer (scanner unit).
5 Push and hold the scanner support back.
6 Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
7 Press Power to turn the printer back on.

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Hi there Error 50c
Yes this allways happens.
Regarding the Dell A940 "Error 50c"....the user guide doesn't seem to mention "Error 50c". They do, however, mention a "Cartridge Error" on page 52 of the manual. They claim this means that the printer has detected a short circuit (fuse/resister) in the cartridge. As you may or may not have noticed in the manual, this is what they recommend doing about it:

1) Press Power to turn the printer off.

2) Lift the printer cover/lid (scanner unit) until the scanner support holds it open.

3) Turn the printer on.
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4) Remove the color ink cartridge.

5) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
If the error message displays again, replace the black cartridge with a new black cartridge.

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6) Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black ink cartridge.

7) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If the error message displays again, replace the color cartridge with a new
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If there is no error message (indicated by flashing lights), repeat steps 1–3 and then reinstall both ink cartridges.
8) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If you get the error message again, while both cartridges are installed, replace both of the cartridges.

Basically, what they want you to determine is,....if the short circuit is with the "black ink" cartridge or the "color ink" cartridge and then replace the cartridge that has the problem.

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