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09-19-2012 04:49 PM
I have an error for scanner failure and can not resolve. I have tried repeatedly turning on/off which is the only suggestion I receive. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Any suggestions?
09-19-2012 06:50 PM
We need more details from you
Is your printer connected via network, if yes, you may try the websca : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbWpgww5I-M
2. Are other features like print/fax works?
3. Your Operatiing system, Win 7, XP...
4. Exact steps to reproduce your issue
Looking forward to help you
Please mark the post that solves your problem as "Accepted Solution"
(Although I am employed by HP, I am speaking for myself and not for HP)
09-20-2012 01:56 PM
It is a wireless connection personal computer.
2. Nothing works
3. Win 7
4. Issue occurs whether I click on print icon or menu-driven.
I sure hope it can be resolved; thank you for your assistance.
04-21-2014 05:03 AM
I am getting the same error message on my HP Officejet 8500A Plus running Windows 8 with both a USB link and wireless for other devices. The message is on the printers LCD screen, "Scanner Failure - Unable to scan, copy or send a fax. Turn the power off and on, and then try again."
Turning the printer on and off is difficult as it just seems to lock on the "shutting down" and requires removing the power plug and then when restarting it spends ages checking the printer and cleaning the printheads which does not fix the problem.