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Scanner Error 6 Turn off than on, Tried that a couple of times and still displays the message in the window, cannot fax or copy but we can receive faxes.

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Sorry but I have a bad news. Scanner error xx means that the scanner lamp is not able to move and if it does it cannot go all the way by either something blocking it or a gear worn. In some cases it does like a humming or clicking noise. The printer need service, probably a new scanner. You can try an NV RAM: Turn it off and press the ''enter'' and the '' * '' (where the numbers are) while holding down both keys turn it on and keep holding them until you get the message permanent storage init and then release wait to see if it get back to ready. The repair might be too complicated and expensive (over $250) I suggest to get a new one. HP can provide a deal to recycle the unit and give you a credit, maybe not a lot but its something.

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