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Stuck on "warming up"

My psc 950 remains on "warming up" when I need it to print.Initially the problem was salved if I switched it off and back on again but not now

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  • jrrhoton Feb 27, 2008

    stuck on "warming up" turning off then on used to solve but not anymore.

    unplugging works somes but not always. tried aligning, new cartridge,changing modes, cancelling, etc......help

  • bbie Mar 03, 2008

    when i go to scan something - displays warming up and that that had this crazy problem since new

  • Sleezeydog Mar 03, 2008

    As already stated, have had this problem before but it coud be cured by turning off and then turning back on again. Now when trying to copy anything the scanner goes through its initial stages but with the message showing "Warming Up" and never gets any further?

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Have been on the HP site to see if there are new drivers but it told me I have the latest so now I'm stuck????

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    I found an easy fix for the PSC950 "warming up" message, but wife needs printer now so will get back to ya. I'll also need to insert an image.



    TAP

  • jp051779 Mar 06, 2008

    When I go to scan or copy the machine acts like it's going to scan but it is stuck on warm up. Talked to HP about it and they said that the unit is malfunctioning. Really!!!! Looking for a solution

  • PG62 Mar 07, 2008

    Hi,

    I have the same problem.

    Whenever I try to scan or copy a document all I get is a "very friendly" message -> "warming up".

    What is the problem? what can be done to solve it?

    Paulo

  • 21Pam66 Mar 15, 2008

    I have the exact same problem as everyone else described. Stuck on "Warming up". I tried the on/off switch. That reset it the first few times. Now I can't fix it. I'll keep hunting for a solution

    Pam

  • Donna607 Mar 16, 2008

    I'm also having the "warming up" problem. It will work for a while, then the next time I try to use it, no luck! I did find this link: http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/foru... they talk about taking the thing apart and cleaning the mirrors. I'll probably try to take a look but not sure how far I'll get.

  • hinton Mar 17, 2008

    I have successfully removed the keypad and the top grey cover but there is no black plastic cover over the scanner bulb. THere is a plastic strip to the left going down into the machine and a cover to the right which looks as if it might flip up. I can't get either to move evn when I fiddle with a screw driver in the slots on the latter.

  • squirrel549 Mar 21, 2008

    Please help. I have done everything suggested & still no luck. The scanner will move back & forth but when it hits the right side end (over the gears) it just gets stuck there & grinds.I have had the whoe thing apart & cleaned everything. Any more suggestions would be greatly appriciated. Thanks..

  • squirrel549 Mar 22, 2008

    HI ,I tried that too & still the error. Thanks

  • glgl Mar 29, 2008

    My HP PSC950 also does the "warming up" charade. Won't scan, so it won't fax or make copies. I also used to be able to trick it by slapping it upside its electronic head and cutting its power for a count of 20 or so,then

    reconnect the power and like magic it would decide it would be ok to scan 1 or 2 pages. Now I can't even get it to do the 1 tor 2 pages. I will never buy another HP printer. This thing is useless ****. HP Piece of Sucky **** 950. What a waste of $400. NEVER AGAIN.

  • hinton Oct 23, 2008

    was never able to release and remove the plastic cover mentioned by "Guest"

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Sorry, forgot to get back to ya..
anyway, remove control panel cover, remove button panel, you will see a little tab right at the top, push that down and unlock and discconect, remove small ribbon on the underside. use torx driver and remove screws so that you can remove the whole top gray housing, you want to access where the scanner bulb comes to rest, there will be a black plastic cover over the scanner bulb, REMOVE THAT PIECE, its about 2" wide by 10" long, unclip it by putting small screwdriver in small rectangular slots and pry lightly to the right, there are little tab locks in there.
With that removed, just put things back loosely to see if the warming up stops when turning on or trying to use scanner, if everything works well, do alittle cleaning and put thing all back together.. this should solve your warming up promlem..
GoodLuck TAP
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  • TimoAP Mar 17, 2008

    This is the part that needs to be removed, and it might need to be flipped opposite the notches.



    TAP

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    Sandra White Jan 25, 2014

    hp psc 950 I wish you gave guidelines how to remove the control panel cover?

  • Sandra White
    Sandra White Jan 25, 2014

    Figured out the lid which is control panel cover but the large whole which you failed to mention on this part that you want to remove the metal tabs hold in a mirror so make sure and pry on the small holes to the outside not the inside.

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Cleaning did the thing, just removing the black lid, didn't

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I've done everything suggested and still no luck. i started by cleaning the mirrors. Twice. Then I read somewhere that it literally needed to "warm up" so I left it in my garage where it's about 80 degrees for about 30 min then tried again. Nothing. Then I took the black cover off the scanner assembly and did a #6 factory reset. Still not working. I guess I'm S.O.L. haha. Thanks for the suggestions though!

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Thanks a lot!

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Removed part, works great ...wish you had mentioned tabs on front...Thanks for saving me hundreds....J.R.

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Thank you TimoAP, followed your instructions and the thing works like new. Ya I know its an older all-in-one but it was free and used lightly (less than 6 months, 5 years ago when it was purchased) by a friend of mine in his office.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

I removed the black cover and now the scanner is working better than ever, thanks alot everyone for your help!!! A+ =D

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

Squirrel549, try this, not sure if it will work though....

Unplug cord from the printer, and wait about 30 seconds.
Press the "#" and "6" at the same time while pluging the cord back in. "Full Reset" will flash and then disapear.
Turn the power on, set language and country.

Good Luck
TAP

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Please help. I have done everything suggested & still no luck. The scanner will move back & forth but when it hits the right side end (over the gears) it just gets stuck there & grinds.I have had the whoe thing apart & cleaned everything. Any more suggestions would be greatly appriciated. Thanks..

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II tried the two methods listed here. I removed the cover and cleaned the mirrors. I also removed the black cover that sits atop the bulb. The scanner is working great and I am still scanning. Thanks to everyone for the tips

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

Hello, I know everyone is looking for an easy fix for your warming up problem, resetting and turning the printer off and on will NOT fix the problem, the black plastic part i talk about in the other post needs to be removed, it is partialy blocking the light from the scanner bulb and the printer cannot sense that it is ready to print. My printer has not missed a beat in 6 months, and i use it every day.
goodluck

TAP

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