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How do it get it to scan from my printer to my computer. It says "Scan Error. Try scan from computer or see documentation. Press OK I did and it just shows the three options. Please help TY

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Generally there are two ways to scan.
1. Your printer has a management program which controls most operations. On a Lexmark, it is the Lexmark Imaging Studio. Select scan there.

2. Your document software, Word, Photoshop, etc, can start the scanner. Usually under File, look for Acquire....Import....Twain.... Your printer/scanner should be listed. Select and start scanning.

If all this fails, you may be missing a driver, get them from your printers MFG web site.

good luck

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I want to scan my document through 3 in one canno MP530, so I load my document in the document tray and press scan button. Bu \t it not respond, so please assit. Thank


Put your document in the feeder on the top or open the hood to put it on the glass. Then press scan and start or "ok" to get the process started. Watch the digital read out on the printer when you press commands.

There are two ways to scan using an all in one printer. One way is requesting the scan by using the software inside the computer. To do that, open the software that came with your printer and click on the scan option, then follow the prompts. Using this method requests the scan from the pc to the printer.

The second way to scan is using the controls on the printer itself to send the scan to the pc. Using this method is a little harder and more complicated then the above stated. When you press scan and then ok or start, the printer might need to search for compatible programs to send your scan to. if this is the case, then you will have to choose from the programs that it retrieves and displays in order to make it happen. if the printer does not automatically locate a compatible program installed on your pc to send your image to, then the scan request cannot be completed and it will error out.

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Pls help with scanning a document then emailing it. When I place the paper on the scanner, press scan to pc, it scans then displays the message "Scan error. Try scan from computer or see...


you can scan from the computer using hp solution center.look for it's icon on the desktop or on the laptop.double-click on that and it will give you scan options.you scan photos or documents using that program.

if you installed the software cd that came with the printer then you should be able to use solution center

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Scan error try scan from computer or see documentation Press ok!!!


There are two ways to make your printer scan.

You can tell it to scan by pressing the keys on the front of the printer

OR

You can tell it to scan by using the software that came with your printer that is installed in your computer.

Your error message is saying that you are trying to scan by pressing the button on your printer and you have not set up this option yet. It is saying to check your documentation for instructions on how to set up this option if you wish to use it or try scanning using the software in your computer instead.

Go ahead and press "ok", if you have not done so already to clear the print que.

Then what I need to know from you is which option above do you want to use to initiate a scan from your printer?

In order to scan using the keys on your printer, you need to have an application (software) installed on your computer that it can recognize and send the image to. The printer will send the image to just about any graphics or photo editing software and others like Microsoft Word, or the photosmart software that came on your driver disk.

Make sure you have one or more of the above software titles installed on your computer, then press the "scan" button on the printer. The first time you set it up, you will see a message that says something similar to "gathering applications list" please wait. That means that your printer is connecting to your computer and checking for software that it recognizes and will scan to. Once a program is located it will then ask you where you want to send the image to and give you a list of acceptable applications it found installed. You use the up and down arrow keys on the printers keyboard to scroll the list until you see the one you wish to use then press the "ok" or "enter" key. Then just follow the prompts on your printers display and it will scan and send the image to your computer screen.

Using the keys on the printer is tougher to learn then scanning through the software on your pc.

If you want to try scanning by using the software, follow these instructions below:

Install the software that came with your printer on the driver installation disk. If you don't have the software or disk you can download a copy of the program from HP's website (http://www.hp.com). Look for downloads and then enter your printer make and model and follow the instructions to download and install on your pc.

Once the software is installed, turn on your printer and insert the document or photo you want to scan. Then open the program on your pc and click on the "scan" option (choose scan document, or scan picture or scan mixed ect.).

The pc will send the scan command to your printer, it will warm up and then send a copy of the image to your computer screen and ask if it is acceptable. If it is, choose "accept" and it will save a copy of the image file on your computer and stop. Double click on the image to open it for editing ect. Once you are happy with the finished product, click on "file" and then choose "save as" and pick a place that you will remember for easy locating then name the image and close it.

If you have any questions or encounter problems with the instructions above, just come back to this question and send me your concers through the "comment" section and I will help you solve this.



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Kodak ESP5 AiO Unable to scan to PC. Error code on opening Scanner 2106 Please advise,THANK YOU!


Please clarify a few things for me so I can help you solve this issue.

Are you trying to scan from the printer to the computer? (pushing the scan command on the printers keypad to send the signal to the computer)

OR

Are you trying to scan from the computer to the printer? (Using the scan options in your software by choosing "start" and then "programs" and opening your printers software to choose the scan option)

If your scanning from printer to computer (using the printers scan option on the keypad) and your getting an error code, chances are the problem is you have not set up your defaults in the printers menu yet. To scan from printer to computer, the printer needs to know which program you want your document to scan to in your computer. If its a text document, some people choose "Microsoft Word" and the scan fuction sends your item to that program and opens it for viewing on your computer screen.

There are different programs to use for each type of fax that need to be set up in advance in your printer to be able to scan from printer to computer. Send pictures to a photo editing software and choose the size and resolution you want as "default". Do the same for setting up text documents before you try and use this feature to eliminate the error code.

To configure your options to scan from printer to pc, push the "menu" button on your printer and use the up and down arrows on the printers keypad to move through the choices. Find the command similar to "scan options" and follow the prompts to set the defaults on handling text documents and pictures and then save your choices by pushing the "ok" button on the printers keypad.

Try scanning again with your computer turned on and open to the desktop. Push the scan button on the printer and see if it sends the image or document to your computer screen. It should warm up, then scan and show a preview on your screen for you to accept or reject. If this does not happen, please asnwer my questions as listed above and clarify what you see so I can help solve this issue right now.

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My printer is evidently installed correctly, since I am able to print OK, but I cannot scan, I get an error message when I press start scan and OK - "no scan option", and refer to "device documentation"


on your computer go to hp solution center..
under that go to settings..
then scan button settings..
over there add all options to the right side..
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