I have a MacBook Pro - a year and a half old - and recently upgraded to Leopard, which caused all sorts of problems with my HP 8160 photosmart (which worked pretty well before that). I downloaded the necessary drivers/softward from HP for Leopard and it worked okay - but than I also started getting the "scanner cannot be initialized" messages (doing scan all wireless). Anyway, all I did was go to applications, drag the HP softward to the trash and then went back to the HP site and downloaded the software and drivers again, and ran through the simple installation process again and now my scanner works again. Don't know why - but saw the suggestion on another site and it worked for me. Here is the link to the HP site for software/drivers - select your operating system and it will direct you to the right page.
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52.X PRINTER ERROR
The laser scanner speed is incorrect. X description: 1 = Scanner startup error 2 = Scanner rotation error
1. Press GO. The page containing the error will automatically be reprinted. 2. Turn the printer off and then on. 3. Reseat cables to the laser/ scanner and engine controller. 4. Replace the laser/scanner.
52.00 ERROR A scanner motor error has occurred. Scanner motor rotation is verified at the initialization of a print job.
1. Verify that the scanner motor connector
and the ribbon cable from the ECU are
firmly seated on the laser/scanner assembly.
2. Verify that the scanner motor connector
is firmly seated in connector J402 on the ECU. You might have to remove the main cooling fan to see this connection.
3. Verify that the ribbon cable installed in
connector J403 on the ECU is fully seated. You must remove the ECU in order to verify this connection.
4. If the message persists, replace the laser/scanner assembly.
This means that the laser unit inside your printer has failed. It costs around 100 dollars for the part and it needs to be installed by a trained technician. Best idea is to buy another printer. Sorry.
52.00 ERROR A scanner motor error has occurred. Scanner motor rotation is verified at the initialization of a print job. 1. Verify that the scanner motor connector and the ribbon cable from the ECU are firmly seated on the laser/scanner assembly. 2. Verify that the scanner motor connector is firmly seated in connector J402 on the ECU. You might have to remove the main cooling fan to see this connection. 3. Verify that the ribbon cable installed in connector J403 on the ECU is fully seated.You must remove the ECU in order to verify this connection. 4. If the message persists, replace the laser/scanner assembly.
there are many users facing this same error message.
there are options to solve the issue.the upper part of the printer is scanner.you have to remove that upper portion by removing the screws and internal locks on its inner layer.then check out if any dust is got collected on the scanner lens.the lens is a thin glass layer in the scanner that reads the document which you place on the glass.if the dust gets collected on the lens it will show this error messages.but if after cleaning it shows same message that means the internal board is got faulty.there is a mini circuit board beside the scanner glass.internally.so the upper scanner assembly needs replacement.in the scanner assembly set you get the new circuit board.scanner assembly means not the upper scanner glass it only includes the inner assembly and the circuit board of scanner assembly.the cost of new assembly is near to $40.you can get this assembly at any local printer repair shop.they have it in spare or they can easily get it from nearest service center of the hp company.
If you're using Vista, this happens all too regularly with HP printers. I've had a few where I have to uninstall everything then re-install to make things work.
Two weeks later the same thing, same process.
Try downloading latest drivers from HP and see if that helps. HP don't admit there's a problem.
Don't seem to have this problem with Epson printers tho.
a 935 printhead error is a fatal error which means the scanner motor has failed to initialize. the term printhead is short for printhead scanner. this error can be caused by either the engine board or the scanner % wise 40%engine board 60% scanner ive done 120 repairs on lexmark laser for the last 7 years trust me one of these is the problem