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HP Photosmart C6180 won't produce scan file

Somes the machine will scan my document or photo (pdf or jpg), but it won't produce a file. Then the machine locks up and won't let me says it is "in use". This happens about 50% of the time. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  • Daretia Jul 03, 2008

    I held down the right and left arrow button as suggested when turning on the machine, but still tells me that the machine is in use.


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Just hold the right and left arrows and then switch on your printer. Release the buttons after 10 seconds, this will clear all the rom refresh problems.

One more thing do you have a proper earthing in your system as well as for your printer power supply out put.

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  • indivar reddy Jul 02, 2008

    thanks for the advice


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It will only print as picture, not as a document or pdf file


To be able to scan in as PDF, you'll need a software that is capable of creating PDF's from scanned images.

Adobe Acrobat is the top software for this, but it's also expensive. Another popular software is called ScanToPDF. It's less expensive than Acrobat; it also has less features.

Once you have a software installed on your computer that has the ability to create PDFs, then you should be able to scan a document and save it as a PDF.

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How can I scan a document from my HP Photosmart C5180 into word or PDF

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How do i scan using HP c6180, i have windows 7.

To scan a document using Windows Live Photo Gallery in Windows7, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows icon , click All Programs, and then click Windows Live Photo Gallery.
  2. Click File, and then click Import From Camera or Scanner.
  3. Click the product you are using to scan, and then click Import.
  4. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan.
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HP Photosmart Plus B209a-m scanning problems

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