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Experience:  Printer and scanner problem resolver for over 15 years
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I am trying to scan documents and my printer says 'Please

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I am trying to scan documents and my printer says 'Please wait a while' for over an hour now
JA: What is the machine's exact make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Canon PIXMA MX490 fax/printer unit. it is less than1 year old
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I have shut down and turned it back on. What else is there to do?
JA: The printer expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: This worked fine a week ago, very frustrating.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you.

Please note, a rating is only needed when we are finished.

Can you please remove the power to the printer (so unplug it from the power socket).

Then wait 10 minutes, connect the power again to the printer, turn it on and tell me please if it is now operating correctly.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No difference whatsoever
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Did the message come up the second you powered it on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, only when I selected scan
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Thanks

It is the scan unit that has faulted. Its not able to power up the scanner so it stays in the warm up phase.

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the printer to have this replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the page, then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is really disappointing, obviously I cannot wait to have it repaired when I have documents that need to go out today, I depend on fax/scan/print for my job, so I will replace the unit (but not with a Canon obviously). Thanks for trying to help.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry about this, I can only tell you the situation and what the problem really is.

If I can do anything else for you, please let me know

And if you can take a second to rate my service (not Canon but me personally) by clicking one of the stars at the top of the page, then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you