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When scanner is turned on the light starts to blink immediately and the notice that the scanner cover is open comes up. The scanner cover is not open and the light continues to blink even if the machine is turned off/on and the computer is restarted.

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  • dianne2889 Sep 15, 2010

    I do not see the toggle switch you are referring to. This is the DR-2580C model. Can you tell me where the switch would be located?

  • dianne2889 Sep 16, 2010

    Was able to get scanner light to stop blinking by using a paper clip as you suggested! Now the rollers aren't working. Any idea why they would not be grabbing the paper and unable to read that there is paper to be pulled in?



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Please check the cover switch, you can find that by looking/running around the scanners edges, it would be a toggle like switch, that is actuated or press by a notch by the scanner cover itself.
The notch or the switch trigger should reach in the hole where the switch is located, if it doesnt, the error would be like this, it will say the cover is open yet you have closed it.
If you have located the switch hole, try operating the scanner with you pressing the switch, with the use of a hairpin or paper clip, just dont press on it too hard, very light press would suffice. if it operates with that procedure, and clears the blinking, the notch or actuator on the cover may not have been reaching the switch.
you can do the trick by gluing a piece of pin or clip just long enough to reach the switch on the hole.
If you are techy enough, you can try to copy the shape of the notch and try attaching it.
If you want to, you can also open up the scanner, and try replacing the switch with a taller button.
hope that clears your problem.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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  • manuel oliva
    manuel oliva Sep 15, 2010

    If you are using that model, it is situated right at corners on the insides of the scanner, to where the lid flaps or cover meets,

    try these steps,

    open the upper lid:: do that by pressing the "OPEN" tab on the unit.
    pull up the upper part slighlty, then close it again, pressing down with slight force until it clicks to place.

    if you are using the flatbed addin, refer to its user manual

  • manuel oliva
    manuel oliva Sep 15, 2010

    please download this

    and go straight to page 24, you need adobe reader software to open this file.
    you can download adobe software here

  • dianne2889 Sep 15, 2010

    page 24 is about the straight path vs coming out the top - why that page?

    I used the open lever and see the small gray notch buttons on the sides. pressing on the top/sides to make a better connection doesn't stop the blinking. it is definitely clicking into place - but still blinks.

  • manuel oliva
    manuel oliva Sep 15, 2010

    If thats the case your scanner need servicing, the sensors and actuator switches may require replacement or repair. the situation simply tells that the scanner mechanism may have damages in the sensors, and no user can service that,because of the sensitivity of components inside.

  • dianne2889 Sep 15, 2010

    Can you tell me where I would be able to get service for the scanner?

  • manuel oliva
    manuel oliva Sep 15, 2010

    The best place for it be repaired, would be on the first on the list, is where from where have you bought the scanner from, they would be happy to help you out.
    Next place is a store or a shop which is accredited or certified by your scanner manufacturer, which in your case is canon, just look for a shop bearing the canon logo accreditation.
    Last place would be the canon global support which is here.

    for global

    for USA

    depending on your location, you would find the nearest canon site to where you can bring or phone in your scanner for repairs.

  • manuel oliva
    manuel oliva Sep 15, 2010

    Or you can call


  • manuel oliva
    manuel oliva Sep 16, 2010

    As you have done, the lights went off, and stop blinking with the step I told you, simply means the sensors are jammed or non operational, try leaving something that presses that switch(without falling off) and perform scanning in the normal way.



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