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C6280 It doesn't even try but gives an error message right away that says, " Failure to scan."

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Ok, thanks that message will help a lot to figure this out, I have contact HP about this and am waiting for an email from them for possible things to try but may I also suggest some free live online support from

I will post what they email me since they should have seen this problem before, but like I said in a previous post, please try to redownload your drivers from the hp website

Posted on May 21, 2008


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