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Scanner will not unlock

Bought this Lexmark x6170 off ebay when I turn it on says UNLOCK SCANNER then press power. Move to the unlock position turn power back on still shows to be LOCKED.

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My X5150 did the same thing even after unlocking. I finally took the top part off (you'll have to remove two small screws on the top back under the scanner cover and then kind of pry the top loose) and found that the belt had came loose from the scanner bar. I had to push it back into the little slot on the end of the bar. Once I did this, it works perfectly with no errors.

Posted on Jan 17, 2011

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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."
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How to unlock the scanner


Remove both cartridges from the printer.
Move the red lock switch (at the back of the printer) from the down position to the up position, and then move it back to the down position.
Unplug the printer and turn it onto its left side.
Then return the printer to the upright position and reapply the power supply.
Attempt this fix twice and then try to print and scan once more.

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Unlock Scanner message
The scanner is locked. to unlock it
1. Press Power to turn the All-in-one off.
2. lift the scanner unit until the scanner support holds it. To the left and beside the scanner support is the scanner lock
3.pull the scanner lock toward you to unlock the scanner.
4. close the scanner lid.
5. power on.

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The scanner lock is used to keep the printer from being damaged when it is being shipped. To unlock it, just open the printer and push the scanner lock down. When you lift up the scanner unit, (like what you do to get to the cartridges) the scanner lock is on the left of the underside of the scanner unit. You can get the manual from the Lexmark Website at http://www.lexmark.com/publications/eng/x6100/index.html

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