Depending on the type of scanner, there are different ways to reset it. In general, power cycling is the most reliable way to reset the scanner if it is not working properly.
First, unplug the power cord. Next, check for any paper jams and clear them if necessary. If this does not resolve the problem, it may be necessary to open up the scanner and clean out any debris or dust that has accumulated inside, but this should be done only after consulting a professional or the device’s user manual.
If the above steps do not work, try resetting the scanner’s settings and software. To do this, look for a “Reset” option or button in the scanner’s control panel or software settings and follow the instructions given.
For more complex scanners, such as those that require an internet connection, the user may have to reset the network settings as well, such as the IP address or DHCP settings. Consult the user manual for specific instructions on how to do this.
If the above steps do not work, contact the manufacturer for help or take the scanner to a technician who can diagnose and repair it.
Overall, resetting a scanner that is not working properly is relatively straightforward. First, unplug the power cord and, if necessary, clear any paper jams. Then, if required, open the device and clean it out, and then reset the settings and software. If this does not work, contact the manufacturer for help or take the device to a technician.