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Scanner not putting pdf file in correct folder. Cannot find scan.pdf file on computer.

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Since getting my new Dell XPS 13, the scanner is not working.  It scans the document but the file does not go into the file location.  It doesn't ever make it to the computer.

 

I have deleted the HP drivers and loaded new ones.

I have reset factory settings on printer.

I have deleted the printer and reconnected the printer.

 

When I run the HP Print and Fax Doctor, Recommended updates - ok, Device Manager - ok, Driver check gets the big red X.

I unplugged the printer as instructed and reboot the computer.  Still has driver red X.

 

The computer has been out of warranty since 2013.  Pls advise and thank you in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

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I thought the printer type would be on here.

 

I have an HP Officejet Pro 8600

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@mmnj There are a few things we may need to consider, the fact that its printing fine but doesn't scan or copy shows that there's something wrong with the scanner feature, the first thing we need to do, is perform a hard reset on the printer to refresh all settings and here's how you do it:

 

Step 1: Reset the printer and check the power source

Reset the printer to clear certain error states by calibrating the scanner mechanism, and then check the power source to confirm the printer is getting enough power to operate the scanner.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.

  2. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer.

  3. Disconnect the power cord from the power source, and then wait 30 seconds.

  4. If you previously connected the power cord to a power strip or multi-plug outlet adapter, reconnect the cord directly to a wall outlet to ensure the printer is getting enough power.

  5. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the printer, and then turn on the printer.

    • If the error no longer displays, make a test copy to confirm the issue is resolved.

    • If the error still displays, connect the printer power cord to a different wall outlet to determine if the original outlet is causing the issue.

    • If the error still displays with a different wall outlet, continue to the next step.

Step 2: Run the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows only)

Some scan error states might be resolved by running this automated troubleshooting tool for Windows computers.

  1. Go to HP Print and Scan Doctor to download and install the tool.

  2. Click Start on the Welcome screen, click your printer name, and then click Next to continue to the Finding and Fixing Problems screen.

  3. Click Fix Scanning, and then follow any on-screen instructions to resolve the issue.

    • If the error no longer displays, make a test copy to confirm the issue is resolved.

    • If the error still displays, continue to the next step.

Step 3: Check the scanner bar functionality

Perform a visual test of the scanner mechanism to see if it is jammed.

  1. Remove any original documents or photos from the scanner glass.

  2. Lift the scanner lid slightly, and then press the Copy button or icon.

    • If the scanner light does not move, the scanner mechanism is likely jammed. Contact HP to service the printer.

    • If the scanner light moves but the error still displays, continue to the next section.

Additional troubleshooting

Depending on your printer model, one or more of the following tasks might resolve the scanner issue.

  • Reinstall the printer software: Uninstall the existing printer software and driver, and then install the latest version from HP Software and Driver Downloads.

  • Restore factory default settings: For printers with touchscreen or menu-based control panels, locate the Restore Factory Defaults or similar menu under the Setup or Tools menu.

Upgrade the printer firmware using the steps mentioned in this link: Click here

 

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Thank you.  I did try most of what you suggested after reading information online.

 

Ultimately I had to hard wire from computer to printer to get the scanner to work correctly.

 

All fixed.


Thank you very much for your help.

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@mmnj That's good, although if you need anything else, 

feel free to write to us any time.

 

If you wish to thank me for my efforts, you could click on "Accept as solution" on my post as the solution should help others too.

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