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Scan, printer tells me I need to refresh my application list

Customer Question

scan, printer tells me I need to refresh my application list but cannot get to it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

Hi there and welcome

Are you getting this message on the printer Peter? Or the computer?

Please let me know

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
computer
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

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 11 months ago.
have already tried this
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

ok, can you tell me please all steps you have tried as this was left blank Peter.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
have followed instructions in the help box ie main lead, checked Wi-Fi link
as I set to scan it shows scan to computer then my computer,then download application list, then it says it
cannot retrieve
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

Which version of windows are you using?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
windows 10
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

Thanks

Press the windows key + R and type in

mspaint.exe

press enter

Click File, From Scanner and tell me if you can scan this way please.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How do I find +R
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

The windows key is the key to the left of ALT and you press this then R

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no movement at all
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

No movement when you clicked on Scan correct?

Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

Peter? Are you still working with me on this?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
We still have no movement
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

ok, if you do a copy directly on the printer, does the copy work?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it works okay
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

how is it connecting to the computer, via wireless or USB?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
wireless
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

Thanks

Remove the power to the wireless router, the printer and power off your computer.

Wait 10 minutes

Connect the power to your wireless router and wait 5 minutes

Connect the power to the printer, then power on the computer and tell me if it now works please.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
still not working will not show will not show scan application list
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

do you have another computer there?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

ok, please click start, type in

devices and click on devices and printers

Then right click on the printer and select remove

Restart the computer

Go back, click add printer, click on it when it appears in the list.

Once installed, then try to scan please