12-06-2006 04:34 AM
I have the most recent drives.
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01-06-2007 08:03 AM
I had this problem to. In forums in Poland people writes:
"You must clean all mirrors and glass in scaner, but problem always return, quicker or later".
I have cleaned every mirror (five!!!) and glass. Error appears sometimes, but appears seldom.
Write, if You now better manner.
04-12-2007 11:21 AM
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04-14-2007 03:26 AM
Seems to work for now:
Re: HP3330 - How to Clean Scanner Mirrors by DNicol (6/24/06 7:19 AM) reply + / -
I've been having the same problem. I fixed it (for now) by cleaning the mirrors with no disassembly required. Here are the steps:
Power on the printer, wait around 15 seconds until the bulb assembly moves a bit to the left and the light goes on, then immediately power off.
Repeat the process around 15 times (or more) until the assembly has moved all the way to the left of the glass, and is located directly beneath the small glass on the left.
Remove the single screw that holds down the small glass.
Carefully remove the grey frame around the small glass.
Carefully remove the small glass.
Using a dry Q-tip, carefully insert it into the slot (to the left of the bulb) and clean the mirror. I found mine was coated with a layer of film, as if grease had accumulated over time.
Put everything back together.
Turn on the printer.
Worked for me!
Re: Re: HP3330 - How to Clean Scanner Mirrors by healthup (12/2/06 1:07 AM) reply + / -
Just do as what you said. It works.
Thank you very very much!
Re: HP3330 - How to Clean Scanner Mirrors by Talondale (12/29/06 6:37 AM) reply + / -
Rather than do the power cycle routine to move the mirror to the left you can just power off the machine, remove small glass cover, use belt to advance the mirror all the way to opening (you may need some needle nose pliers to move that last inch). The "grinding" people are reporting is a gear bind as the assembly tries to find "home" but because of the dirty mirror it can't sense that it has reached the end of the travel and so you have gear stripping.
Re: HP3330 - How to Clean Scanner Mirrors by Stephen (12/29/06 6:48 AM) reply + / -
WHy not move the scanner most of the way with the belt, then power on the machine and let it finish moving the scanner to the left? (pull the plug after the scanner moves left or it will go all the way back to the right.
Re: HP3330 - How to Clean Scanner Mirrors by Elizabeth Hammond (1/28/07 8:59 PM) reply + / -
This advice was perfect. I removed the small glass on the left, moved the scanner assembly to the opening, cleaned the mirror with a Qtip and it is fixed!! I was mentally preparing myself for a huge repair bill because it was repeatedly making that horrible gear stripping noise. Then it wouldn't work at all, giving me scanner errors and telling me to power off power on. I can't believe it was fixed with a dry Qtip! Thank you.
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It took about 5 min to follow the suggestion of cleaning the mirror. After powering on the mirror returned to its normal position and I received a Ready light in less than a minute. It's like new.
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01-11-2008 10:50 AM
THANK YOU, all, for sharing the glass cleaning secret on this site. We just followed the process and it works!
Such a simple and fast solution for such a frustrating problem. Wish I'd kept a log book on # of times I unplugged my HP 3330 and plugged it back in. Or maybe not. Sigh.
Anyway, try this solution - it works! :-)
03-18-2008 11:58 AM
in good ritam.c c c c.and scanner will work.you must do that very slow and very gentl.whole mistake od scanner is that ccd camera cant see a bulb and canot give a signal to microprocessor " light is ok"
so move board with ccd camera and when you find good position (1 milimetar around up or down, left or right)you can hera that terible sound change and got ritam .that is ok. if somebody need more explane ,writte to me ona my mail a can send a photo about it. HP is good machine but very bad producer work.like in china shop. My hp 3330 work again. Greatings from Croatia!
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