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I own a Lexmark X4580 all-in-one. When I press the scan mode button, it shows an on screen message "Cannot retrieve Application List". I have restarted, unplugged, shut down for hours & cycled through other functions. Still the problem continues. This is keeping me from scanning some important docs. Please advise.

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Hi,

According to your problem It is not possible to retrieve the scan application list during the Downloading Application List step. You should determine if the resolution below should be used. It may possible also for USB connection. Check the USB cable. If you don't have connect with PC through USB or Wireless then change setting of resolution and document format. If this does'nt solve the problem then you can download 3500-4500/3500-4500.exe patch. Install it. then turn off the system and reboot it after 30 second. this may help you.

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