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HP C7180 All-In-One (Fax)

My scanner bar will not scan the whole paper, so that i can send a fax.  it stops at the end of the paper and then the screen say unable to scan, copy or send a fax.  Whats the problem, I need help

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Does it say Scanner Failure...?

If then try these steps mentioned bellow:

Remove all the ink cartridges from the All-In-One.
Unplug the power cord from the All-In-One as well as the power outlet.
Now move the carriage (carriage is above the place wher we install ink cartridges it is a metal part which moves in a metal bar) Too and Fro till you feel the carriage is moving smoothly.
Then insert the cartridges close the access door.
Plug the power cord directly to a wall outlet without surg protector.
Before connecting the power cord to the All-In-One press and hold the # and no 6 button and then insert the power cord, do not release the keys
until you see a message a reset (if the screen goes blank then release the keys and turn the power on)
Then if it prompts the ink cartridges insert ink cartidges
Now try printing a test page or make a copy

If it still makes a loud noise and the message comes up as scanner failure, then either the scanner or the scanner machanisum is bad, you may have to replace the unit

Good Luck

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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