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Scanning the scanner won't work... i press the start scan/reprints button and the green power button keeps flashing...everything els works...copier..printer...just not the scanner

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  • Pancho 1 Apr 29, 2008

    the scanner doesn not work... i press the start scan/reprints button and the green power button keeps flashing...everything else works...copier..printer...just not the scanner why. What can i do to scan?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    the scanner donĀ“t work

  • sdlew May 21, 2008

    Using Mac OSX, attempting to scan directly from the printer. I cannot scan from my PC. The only response is the flashing power button.

  • Mohammed Rizwan
    Mohammed Rizwan May 11, 2010


    1.What is the Operating System?

    2.Are you trying the scan from the PC or directly on printer by pressing scan button?

    3.when you try to scan from PC, what is the error message?

    Thank you




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Same thing happened with me. I just went to hp's website and downloaded the new driversdrivers.
My scanner works perfectly fine now. (i have c3180 and macosx)

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