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Use of Scanner

I cannot figure out how to use the scanner on this printer. I have pressed each button, nothing happens, and when I hold down the button, something starts to print. Please help!! :)

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How to Use a Lexmark All-in-One Scanner
Step 1 Connect the USB cable from the Lexmark all-in-one scanner to the computer. Plug the unit in and power it on.

  • Step 2 Log on to your computer and watch the lower right-hand corner of the screen for the "found new hardware" message. This is your indication that the operating system has found the hardware and is installing the software for it. If you do not see the "found new hardware" message, insert the software CD that came with the Lexmark all-in-one scanner.
  • Step 3 Open the top of the unit and spray a small amount of glass cleaner on the scanner glass. It is important that the glass is clean--if the glass is dirty the quality of the scans will be poor. Use a soft, clean cloth to clean the glass thoroughly. Make sure that the cloth you use is very soft--if the cloth is not soft enough it could scratch the glass.
  • Step 4 Place the page you want to scan on the scanner glass and close the lid. The side of the scanner will have an arrow that indicates how the paper should be positioned.
  • Step 5 Go back to your computer and click on the "Start" button. Click on "All Programs" and look for "Lexmark" on the menu. Look for the scanning option under the Lexmark menu to start the scanning process. The scanner will automatically process the page that is on the scanner glass.

  • try this and tell me if this works thanks

    Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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    On this model there is a SCAN in black and white or color buttons but you need to have something on the glass to scan. Once it scans it prints!!!

    Now lexmark software if installed comes with a program to scan with. you need to check under your prgrams folder under lexmark for the scanning software that was installed with the print driver.

    If you open the lid and you do not see the white light chances are your scanner has and needs a bulb inside and at the point to install one of these you might want to concider a new printer.

    Please be considerate and leave your feedback and comments and ratings before you leave, Thanks

    Posted on Apr 30, 2010


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