HP DeskJet 2600 scanner stopped working, what to do?
In this article, we are going to learn how to troubleshoot HP Deskjet 2600 scanner and printer. Yes, we all know this is all in one printer which has the scanner option as well. Sometimes the scanning stops working even if the printer is working properly. How can we get it back to work? That is what we are going to learn from this article. Keep reading.
What do we have to look at first?
- Check for printer cable. Make sure it is not bent. HP Deskjet series has a very sophisticated cable .it must transfer a lot of data without any error. If you feel like your cable is damaged or broken, you must change it.
- If the cable is not broken and there is no sign of tear and wear, you must check if the cable is plugged properly both in the CPU and the printer itself. Check the power cable too.
- If you feel like there is no problem on the cable or connected side, you have to now check for the software errors.
HP Deskjet 2600 scanner software errors:
- Check if drivers are correctly installed.
- Drivers can be corrupted due to some reasons in the example you have recently updated your windows and it has still old drivers installed which are unsupported with the new version of the windows.
- Or maybe you had upgraded your Mac from Say high Sierra to Catalina, this may also result in driver corruption.
- You must reinstall the drivers if you feel like you have messed up the scanner due to windows or Mac upgrades.
- This may also happen if you have recently upgraded your ram or changed your hard disk into the solid-state drive.
- Any recent hardware change may have affected the functionality of your printer. In that case, you have to reinstall the entire operating system from scratch.
- Now install the printer drivers, and then you can hope that the printer and scanner functionality of your HP DeskJet 2600 scanner will be restored.
Troubleshoot with HP Printer and Scan Doctor:
- There is a software named HP print and scan doctor which you can use to troubleshoot your HP Deskjet 2600 scanner in any operating system.
- This application will detect if your HP Deskjet 2600 scanner drivers are corrupted or require reinstallation or there is any other issue in your printer.
- This is the best solution for non-technical users. You can use these tools if you don’t know your way around your computer and you are not confident enough that you can follow our steps without making any mistakes.
If you press the scan icon or button and your scanner does not boot up at all, you may have a hardware problem.
In this case, you have to visit your nearest HP service center and discuss the problem with them .if it is a hardware problem it cannot be solved at home.
You have to ring your HP Deskjet 2600 scanner activate service canter to fix its both printer and scanner functionality just like new.
If you are using Linux:
- Linux has a lot of driver problems with HP all in one device. If you are using Linux and facing a problem with your brand new HP Deskjet 2600 scanner, you have to uninstall everything related to your printer from your computer.
- Now reboot and reinstall everything so situated with the printer for example driver essential software end ET Cetera.
- If you are using mac OS and have tried everything, and there is no problem at all in the hardware itself, you must contact Apple support to troubleshoot your Mac.