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Corrupted scans

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HP Deskjet 2540
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My printer works correctly and my scanner did up until today.  It is now corrupting all scans whether text or pictures.  I have changed nothing.  I work from an iMac with Catalina 10.15.4.  Any ideas what has happened as copying also produces a similar corruption?  Help please 🙏Scans and photocopies come out the sameScans and photocopies come out the same

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Hi @patsyc47

Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'm afraid this could be a possible hardware issue with the scanner mechanism as both scans and copy quality is affected.

 

Let us try these steps to resolve this issue:

 

Reset the printer

  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
  2. Wait at least 60 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the printer.
  4. Turn ON the printer, if it does not automatically turn on.
  5. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you proceed.

Note: HP recommends connecting the printer directly to a wall outlet rather than a surge protector or a power strip.

 

Update the printer firmware

Click here to know different methods of updating printer firmware.

 

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 or moves halfway or is not lit, the scanner mechanism is likely jammed/broken.

 

For more info on resolving copy/scan issues, kindly refer to this document.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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Thank you Kumar.  Worked perfectly.  Why didn't I think of a basic reboot 🤔.  Absolutely brilliant, thank you again.

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@patsyc47

 

Glad to know that the issue is now resolved. Feel free to contact us with any concerns related to HP products.

Happy to help!

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