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Scan driver unable to communicate (using windows 8)

My HP OfficeJet 6500A is unable to scan.  The error message is san driver unable to communicate.  I have windows 8.  I have tried switching everything off and this will help occasionally on flat screen.


When I try to use docufeed it will pull the first page through and then stop and send the commuication error.


Any suggestions...Tim

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Re: Scan driver unable to communicate (using windows 8)

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Hello TimKSU,


Welcome to the HP Support Forums! Smiley Happy I understand you are getting a communication error when trying to scan with your HP Officejet 6500A.


I would like you to run the HP Print and Scan Doctor- It was designed by HP to provide users with the troubleshooting and problem solving features needed to resolve many common problems experienced with HP print and scan products connected to Windows-based computers.


If you are still running into the error, please continue here: A 'No Computer Detected' or 'Connection Error' Message Displays during Scanning.


Let me know the outcome, I will watch for your reply.



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