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The Scanner bulb warming up cycle is stuck and it keeps making the set-up sound. how do you stop it?

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This worked for me today 8/29/10

A much easier way to clean the mirror.
Thanks to: http://www.statusq.org/archives/2008/01/21/1745/

Basically, you power off the printer and unscrew the screw which allows you to remove the small piece of glass to the left of the main scanning glass.

Using some needle-nosed pliers through the opening, grasp the drive belt and use it to move the scanning head across from the right hand side of the scanning area to the left, until it is right under the opening. At the bottom of the wide slot, there is a mirror, and it gets fogged up with something.

Shine a good light in there and use dry Q-tips to give the mirror a good clean. Then reassemble everything and turn the printer back on. After a little warm-up, you should get the Ready€™ prompt again, and your heart will be filled with joy.

The whole process should only take about 5 mins. There may be other things which cause a scanner error, but this fixed it for me and, it would appear, for many others.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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