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Wont scan I have a hp1210 all in one all is priting ok but it wont scan. what could the problem be?

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  • btcolt Dec 11, 2007

    The printer and copier is working fine. When I press the scan button it does nothing... The green on/resume light will flash a few times and it resets, but no scanning. Please Help...Thank you.

  • ecf4 Jan 06, 2008

    Unit prints but will not scan. When scan is attempted, an unexpected internal error message appears. Tried to uninstall and reinstall but problem remains unresolved.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    Same problem. Blinking LIght for on/resume button. It will copy, but not scan to computer. It will also print if told by computer. No responses as of 10/19/08 helped.

  • Erica_Tx Oct 24, 2008

    Same here...evil little scanner!

  • sha_caser Nov 09, 2008

    the printing and photocopying functions are ok but the scanner doesn't work. I had this problem after reinstalling the printer's driver.. Need help!

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I was working on a web site when I needed to change from Firefox to IE to do office work from the computer because of the electronic forms I was filling out.
    My computer crashed immeadiately with IE; wipe out a lot of data. Most I had backed up. I down loaded software for my hp psc 1210v all-in-one and re-installed. Everything seems to be working fine except it will not scan. Since my wife and I do a lot of scanning for job and school related purposes we are looking for the software or a disc for this model. Any solutions?

  • sox2smoke200 Dec 16, 2008

    yep, same problem here.

  • cymeid Dec 20, 2008

    i have the same problem , i have tried to reinstall and power off and on, Computer has been restarted, nothing seems to be working.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    My Hp psc 1210v has the same problem. It Prints and Copies like a champ, but when I push that Scan button, the On/Resume light flickers a bit and nothing. I wonder if it's because my new computer has Windows Vista on it, cause it worked find with my other computer that had Windows XP, hmmm. Just a thought. I still have my installation disk, but I might upgrade to another printer, so I might be talked into selling off my disk to someone who needs it.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    how would the scanner be locked?



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The power button will blink a little. it says the scanner could not be initialized because it was not found. even though it has printed a test sheet. i have tried reinstalling

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Power-cycle the printer, more often than not that fixes the problem, believe it or not! And if not, are their any blinking lights or anything to indicate an error? And what OS are you running? The scanner may be locked too, check for that. And in any case, please let me know what happens!

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It could be the software drivers. Do you get an error light on the printer or and error message on the pc? Uninstall the software and drivers completely. Reinstall drivers.

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