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How do i get the scanner to scan to my computer? It only gives me an option to scan to print or scan to memory card.

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SOURCE: HP OJP L7580 and VISTA no SCANNER available

You may want to try the full install before spending more time troubleshooting. It's a 300mb download (!), but it might be worth a try.

You don't say what software you're trying to use to scan, either; you may wish to try another one. If you want to experiment, you can download a free photo editing package that won't take over all your preferences for files -- check out portableapps.com and look for GIMP.


I've got an older HP printer, a PSC 1610, and it took me something like *seven* times installing it on Vista before it worked right. It turns out there's the regular uninstall, and then there's a super uninstall, and then there's a super duper uninstall, etc -- something like seven different uninstallation procedures, which is just insane.

HP's drivers and cruddy software convinced me to never by another one. It's a shame -- the company made some laser printers 15 years ago that are still working perfectly.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: HP C6280 won't let me scan to the computer. Only

ergo your problem!!
You must have scanning software installed on your PC in order for the 2 devices to communicate. It should have come bundled on the CD you got with the printer. I believe the HP software is called HPDirector.
Please find on your PC or install from your CD & that will enable you to scan to your PC.
It may already be installed. You will need to run the software to enable communications between the 2 devices.

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Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: HP C5180 All-in-one : Memory Card Error, No memory card in it

  1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
  2. Locate the memory card slot on the product that is compatible with your memory card. Figure 1: Memory card slot locations c01331721.jpg 1 - CompactFlash (I, II) 2 - Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure MultiMedia Card 3 - xD-Picture Card 4 - Memory Stick, Magic Gate Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo (with user-supplied adapter), Memory Stick Pro 5 - Front universal serial bus (USB) port (PictBridge-enabled)
    NOTE: Some portable USB flash drives with a read-only partition, such as U3 smart drives, might be incompatible with the front mass storage port on your product. These partitions are added by the manufacturer and may include utilities and other software. Refer to the manufacturer for additional details about your drive.
  3. If it is not already on, turn the product on by pressing the power button (c01324469.gif ).
  4. Turn the memory card so that the label faces inward and the contacts face the product. Figure 2: Inserting the memory card c01335108.gif CAUTION: Inserting the memory card in any other way might damage the card and the product.
  5. Gently push the memory card into the memory card slot until it stops. The memory card does not insert all the way into the product; do not try to force it.
  6. When the memory card is inserted correctly, the status light next to the memory card slots flashes and then remains solid green. CAUTION: Never attempt to remove a memory card while it is being accessed. Doing so can damage files on the card. You can safely remove a card only when the status light next to the memory card slots is not blinking. Do not pull out a memory card while the light is flashing green.
Step two: Print the photo
  1. Press Photo Menu . A message displays on the control panel with the number of files found on the memory card.
  2. Press the right (c01185072.jpg ) and left (c01185108.jpg ) arrow buttons to browse through the photos on the memory card.
  3. When the photo number you want to print appears, press OK .
  4. After selecting the photos, press Photo Menu again.
  5. Press the right arrow button (c01185072.jpg ) to select Number of Copies , and then press OK .
  6. Press the right arrow button (c01185072.jpg ) to select Layout , and then press OK .
  7. Press the right arrow button (c01185072.jpg ) to select Paper Size , and then press OK .
  8. Press the right arrow button (c01185072.jpg ) to select Paper Type , and then press OK .
  9. Make any other appropriate changes to the settings, and then press Print Photos .

Posted on May 24, 2009

BcastTeacher
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SOURCE: How to scan to Apple computer

It sounds like your HP isn't seeing your computer since the only options it's offering do not relate to a computer. Have you checked to be sure your computer is seeing your printer? Can you print from your Apple to this printer?
Also, Apple has a utility called Image Scan that might work for you. Double click on the hard drive, then go to Applications>Image Capture and see if that program will see your HP. If it will allow you to select the HP. If it doesn't see it, you might be able to go to Devices in the menu at the top and have it search for the HP. You might need to use the TWAIN UI to help you connect.
I have found Apple computers to be more difficult to attach (and keep attached) to scanners than PCs (even thought i hate to admit that!)

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Wont give me the option to scan to the computer.

Do you have the full-featured software and drivers loaded on the computer? Is the computer able to see the all-in-one as ready? Try a new USB cable and plugging the all-in-one into a different port. If you are using a hub, try directly connecting to the computer. Can you scan if you start the scan software from the computer? (this is a common issue if you recently moved to a new version of your operating system and the all-in-one hardware buttons are not fully compatable with the new OS.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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