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Unable to scan as "Printer Status Unknown" despite being able to print

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For some reason I am unable to use the Scan function on my HP ENVY 5000 SERIES printer despite the fact I am able to print.

Its bizarre as the printer status in the app on my PC is showing as "Printer Status Unknown"

I was able to scan only a few days ago so not really sure why this has occurred.

Any help is greatly appriciated

Many thanks


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Hello Carlos,
Welcome to the HP Support Community!


Try this first:

  1. shut down printer via on/off switch
  2. switch off the router
  3. shut down the computer
  4. wait about 60 sec.
  5. switch on the router, wait until the router has completely initialized itself again
  6. Switch on the printer, wait until the printer has finished its initialization
  7. switch on computer, log in (with admin rights) and wait about 10 sec.

Start the app "HP Scan"

... and now everything's working again?


If not, then proceed like this:

  1. download only HP ENVY 5000 All-in-One Print and Scan Driver and Accessories > to the folder "Download"
  2. disconnect the printer from the computer
  3. Uninstalling the Printer Software 
    - Step-1 to Step-3
  4. reboot
  5. open up the run command with the "Windows Key + R" key combo > in folder Downloads click on the EXE

Document error messages, even better is a screenshot and upload here.


Hope this helps! Keep me posted.

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