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Old 12-20-2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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Scanner Problem

My scanner worked just fine this morning but just now I need to scan and print and It tells me "scanner can't be found" Any ideas anyone?
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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First check all the scanner to computer connections then reboot and try again.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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Did that..It still tells me
"sorry, scanner could not be initialized"
(scanner not found)

I pushed on all the plugs behind the scanner and they are all in tight..is that what you meant?
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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our did that to us too dove. all we had to do was reprogram it into the computer with the disc that came with it.
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:32 AM   #5
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I have an HP Scanjet 3970 and this is a frequent problem.

I simply reach behind the scanner, unplug the power connector, wait 15 seconds then plug it back in. It makes a little grunting noise and the lamp turns on and it works just fine for a few days until it locks up again.
This "reset's" it and clears whatever's stuck in it's craw.

P.S. This also works on Routers and Cable Modems and almost any external perepherial that locks up.


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Old 12-21-2005, 08:00 AM   #6
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our did that to us too dove. all we had to do was reprogram it into the computer with the disc that came with it.
That should work if nothing else will.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:43 PM   #7
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I just came in and turned my computer and the darn thing worked. Just threw a hissy fit I guess.
thanks for all your suggestions.
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