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The network computer finds the dell2335dn and the printer/scanner finds the computer, but when i try to scan to the computer it tries connecting and fails....please help

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  • lianna527 Apr 01, 2011

    Ive tried this and its still not working, the print function etc works fine its just the scanner that wont work. i can only scan onto a usb.....so frustrating

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I would suggest deleting the printer and then re-adding it. If you do not have the original CD, then go to Dell to find the drivers.

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If you need the drivers, see http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=1153754& and select your OS.

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If you have the full software, the HP Solution Center is installed. This includes a monitoring program that should run when you start your computer. This listens for the press of a button on the scanner and launches the appropriate part of the HP software. However, you need to set the button destinations in this software first. I recommend manually scanning at least once to set the appropriate resolution and destination folder for your scans. Then in the Solution Center, click Settings, Scan Settings, Button Settings and then Front Panel Scan Buttons. Set these based on your default settings.

If this all-in-one has been working previously, check your connection. Scanning requires bi-directional communication with the computer and can fail even when the printer works. Try a new USB cable and a different port, if you are using that connection. If you are on a network connection, check that the firewall isn't blocking communication. (Temporarily disable the firewall to check.) In Windows, check the Devices and Printers (Win7's name) control panel and check if the scanner is a listed device. Right click on it and check the properties and status. (All-in-ones are often listed twice - as a printer and as a scanner.) HP offers a diagnostic program, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/doclink?lc=en&cc=us&product=1153754&tmp_docname=c02114802 , to check for issues with the scanner.

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If the scanner program isn't running, you can launch them manually. Computer > Local Disc (C:) > Program Files > HP > Digital Imaging > Bin (double click on each of the above drives/folders). Find either Hpiscnapp.exe or Hpqscnvw.exe and double click to launch the HP scan program.

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