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The Scanner wont scan stuff!!!

I press the scan button but it dosnt do anything... i went into the scaner properties and it said that it "take no action" when button is pressed and it wont let me change it!!!

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  • ash16345234 Oct 25, 2007

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    the power light blinks then stops i tried unplugging and replugging as well as inslalling and uninstalling but it still only blinks the power light

  • kriogenix Feb 09, 2008

    I can't get the scan function to work.  The HP photosmart studio opens, but when I try to scan, 2 windows flash and disappear too quickly to click on.  One is the menu for scanning (resolution, destination, etc), the other goes by too fast to see. No matter what folder I select to scan to, or which menu I choose "scan" from (tasks, the icon, etc) it just disappears after a second of going into scan pro.  It had worked fine for a while, but I don't know what changed.  

    I am using the HP photosmart C3180 all-in-one with a dual-core mac book, OS10.4.1, I have reinstalled (after using the uninstall utility) and get the same problem.

    Any help welcome-- thanks!

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    I think the first question is if the scanner is compatible with Windows Vista?

  • GreenStars Mar 05, 2008

    I press the scan button and it just blinks on and off. I have the same problem. I also have Windows Vista.

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  • LockDragmire Mar 16, 2008

    I have Windows Vista and I had to download a driver from the HP official site. I tested the printer, it worked perfectly, but the scanner doesn't want to work! Every time I press the button, the power light blinks for a few seconds and nothing else happens. I don't know why it keeps doing this, I've checked the actual machine out and it seems find and dandy but it just refuses to scan anything! Is the scanner itself compatible with Vista? I need to get it working asap.

  • nmosbacher Jan 08, 2009

    I have a Mac and the scanner feature on my 3 in 1 doesn't work as well. It said that the scanner cannot be located. I can print though, so it does read the device.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I have a Mac and the scanner feature on my 3 in 1 doesn't work as well. It said that the scanner cannot be located. I can print



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Step Action 1 Make sure the printer is configured to scan over a network. 2 Load an original document face down on the scanner glass. 3
From the control panel, press pattlnk_1182007_1150-uparrow.gif or pattlnk_1182007_1146-downarrow.gif repeatedly until Scan is highlighted. 4
Press pattlnk_1182007_1151-selectbutton.gif. 5
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Press pattlnk_1182007_1151-selectbutton.gif. 7
If you set a PIN during network setup and are being prompted for it:

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