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It is asking for me to unlock the lock switch - it is unlocked and still asking


I have many years repairing Canon scanners and here is my suggestion to you.

If you are positive the lock switch is unlocked then I think what happened is the scanner inside the scanner is off its track an can not move. I would remove the glass on the top of your flat bed scanner to gain access to the scanner lens then I would try and move the scanner lens manually with the power off to the scanner. If it does move freely then I would think you have a bad scanner lens. If it doesnt move freely try and reposition the lens back on to its track. They some times jump off there track from shipping.

I hope this helps you out.

Mar 22, 2011 | Canon CanoScan 5000F Flatbed Scanner

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Scanner will not scan, says it is in locked position.


The locking tab protects the scanner's scan head by holding it securely in position. Lock the scanner when transporting it from one location to another, but always remember to unlock it before scanning. The scanner will not scan when locked

Looking the bottom, upside-down, with the back/bottom (power cord side) down. The lock is in the upper right corner. It is a slide style tab. Move up to unlock the bed.
Look on the users installation guide page 7 for illustration.
Need the guide, just ask.
Please let me know if this answers your question. OK
J

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Feb 18, 2011 | Visioneer OneTouch 8920 Flatbed Scanner

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I have the message "Unlock scan head" when I turn the screw to the left to unlock it, I get the same message. Is there anything else I should be doing?


If you receive this error even after unlocking the scanhead xerox suggests replacing the scanner assembly. Item Inc offers this part on exchange for much cheaper then xerox. Here's a video to show you how to fix this error/replace the scanner.">

Aug 05, 2010 | Xerox WorkCentre C2424DN All-In-One Laser...

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My Dell 1815dn printer - says the scanner is locked. Makes horrible clicking sound when I try to scan of make a copy. How do I unlock the scanner?


The scanner has a manual lock (a blue sliding switch on the base of the scan bed inside of the printing output slot.)
This prevents the scan head from damage when the printer is moved.

Look and reach inside the paper outlet and pull the latch (located on the left) towards you.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

May 20, 2010 | Dell 1815dn All-In-One Laser Printer

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I am repeatedly getting error code 5010 once I scan any document.


Ok it can be either 2 things: The FIRST is if you have not UNLOCKED the scanner lock switch. The scanner lock switch is a switch that keeps the scanner assembly frozen in place so that when you move your scanner from room to room or apartment to house, the scanner wont freely move around the unit causing it to be dammaged.

To unlock the Scanner lock switch just lift your document cover and look for the swtch on the LEFT hand side of the scanner's glass bed.

SECOND: IF the scanner lock swtich is set at UNLOCK, then your scanner assembly is broken and needs to be replaced. You must then send it to Cannon or any Mulitfunction printer repair place.

I hope this helps you :)

Mar 15, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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How do i unlock it there's nothing underneath


How do I lock and unlock the scanner as I am getting ready to pack and move?

Jul 11, 2009 | Visioneer 4800 Flatbed Scanner

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Lexmark 6100 will not unlock after unlock procedure is done.


Thank you for contacting Fixya.

Please ensure that the scanner is unlocked. The scanner lock is situated under the scanner bed towards the left. To unlock the scanner, please lift the scanner bed and push the red switch towards the back of the machine. Please try scanning again and let us know the results.

If the issue still persist, please follow the steps given below:
1. Press "Copy" button.
2. Press "Options" till the display reads "Set Defaults."
3. Use the "Arrow (right/left)" buttons till the display reads "Use Factory."
4. Press "Select."
Please let us know the results.

Sincerely,
Jeeth

Apr 15, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Scanner locked


There should be a lock icon either on the side of your scanner or underneath the bed look for it and make sure its unlocked.

Mar 29, 2009 | Lexmark 83 Color Ink Cartridge (Twin Pack)...

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Clicking nosie from scanner bed on epson cx5800f


I had a similar problem, the scanner bar was stuck to the far left side. Here's how I fixed it:

1)Unplug the printer, disconnect any cables/phone lines to it.
2)Lift up the entire scanner bed housing(you will see the printer ink cartridges).
3)Locate the access patch (approx 1 cm x 1 cm square) along the left edge of the scanner bed housing(this is the side that closes in, next to the keypad buttons).
4)Using a small knife blade, peel off the patch from the corners and edges(it's sticky. Save it, you can stick it back over the hole when you're done).
5)Stick a pen through the access hole, and push the scanner bar to the right, approximately 2-3 inches.
6)Now, close the scanner housing, plug in the printer, and power it on.

It should reset and re-calibrate the scanner bar. If it doesn't, repeat steps 5) and 6) a couple times, until the printer correctly performs calibration. Then, you can put the sticky patch back over the hole, and you're ready to go. Hope this helps!

Jun 28, 2008 | Epson Stylus CX5800F All-In-One InkJet...

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Dell A940 - Unlock Scanner then press power


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.

Dec 08, 2007 | Dell A940 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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