Question about Umax PowerLook III Prepress Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

Won't complete initialization/calibration

When I power on my scanner I get the interior light, flashing ready/option lights and a single buzz, but it doesn't continue it's power cycle. Sometimes the indicator light will stop flashing and my software will recognize the scanner as ready, but if I try to scan the calibration progress window comes, the scanner makes a continuous clicking sound, but nothing and the software times out. The scanner worked 1-2 months ago. It gets infrequent use. It was cold in the house the day this problem came up, but since then it still won't work in the warm. We tried the power cycling, removing it form scsi and taking it to a new single outlet to try to power it on. No go. We opened it to see if we could see something making it stick/lock or any visible burnt/discolored electronics. Nothing immediately apparent. We didn't disassemble though. I downloaded a driver update and installed it, but as expected, this accomplished nothing. My husband thinks it may be a relay but we have no schematic or repair manual. The problem seems mechanical. Please help. I'm a freelance graphic designer with no budget (barely starting up in freelancing). This scanner hasn't been used a lot. The problem may well be caused by lack of use, for all I know. The transparency adapter has never been used. I should get more mileage out of this unit even though it's about 5-6 years old. I can't afford to replace it with another professional model and the idea of a cheap consumer model is very depressing. Business is still VERY slow where I am (Katrina affected area) and I don't know when I could afford an equipment upgrade. Thanks, inez

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Inez Henson-Smith Dec 11, 2006

    BTW, I've already checked the Umax Knowledgebase concerning the blinking lights and arrived at needing support.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • keithw1975 Jan 29, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing. I replaced the lamp but that didn't help.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Hi...I  have a PowerLook III, and that sounds like the super frustrating problem I used to have...first of all, don't worry about it not being used for awhile...I didn't use mine for 10 years and now it's great...except my Trans adapter problem. Anyway...I am running Mac OSX.4.11...I got a Ratoc SCSI to Firewire adapter from the Lasersoft people..they make the Silverfast scanninng software...and my scanner works great..no more creepy SCSI bus and driver and card issues...I highly recommed one...I hope this helps! Carole

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have the vir-7022nr and when it's hooked up all it does is the power light flashes. What causes this?


Vir-7022nr. How do I calibrate? - Fixya

www.fixya.com/support/t25885028-set_calibration_vir_7022nr
Sep 29, 2015 - I use a Roland 540 printer, and I have replaced chips, motherboard, and encoder sheet. ... Sep 29, 2015 ' HP Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One -... 0 Answers. photosmart 6520 power light flashing and has white screen had a ...

[PDF]VIR-7022NR - Soundstream

www.soundstream.com/manuals/2009/VIR-7022NR.pdf
Do not expose the product to water or excessive moisture. This could ... High De?nition Digital Panel with LED Back Light ... A new disc may have rough edges on its inside @- ... Flashing image ... power . . Insulate all bare speaker Wires from. (but no/low toucmng eaCh Other or touchmg each other and chassis ground.

Soundstream VIR-7022NR (vir7022nr) Single DIN 7" TFT-LCD

www.sonicelectronix.com > ... > In-Dash Car DVD Players
Soundstream VIR-7022NR • Single DIN 7" TFT-LCD Touchscreen ... iPod Ready:Power Acoustik IC-2 IPod connection cable required and sold ..... I have purchased many items from Sonicelectronix over the past while and I am fully .... All trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective trademark holders.

Dec 29, 2015 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

E120n ALL LIGHTS FLASHING


switch off you printer. pull out power cord from source, wait for 5 minutes then plug in back the power cord to the source and switch back ON your printer

Sep 02, 2015 | Lexmark E120n Laser Printer

1 Answer

How do you set the router ?


From the router user manual on page 13 , it says:
9. Reset The "Reset" button is used in rare cases when the Router may function improperly. Resetting the Router will restore the Router's normal operation while maintaining the programmed settings. You can also restore the factory default settings by using the "Reset" button. Use the restore option in instances where you may have forgotten your custom password.
a. Resetting the Router Push and release the "Reset" button. The lights on the Router will momentarily flash. The Power/Ready light will begin to blink. When the Power/Ready light becomes solid again, the reset is complete.
b. Restoring the Factory Defaults Press and hold the "Reset" button for at least 10 seconds, then release it. The lights on the Router will momentarily flash. The "Power/Ready" light will begin to blink. When the "Power/Ready" light becomes solid again, the restore is complete.

Dec 21, 2010 | Belkin My Essential (ME1004-R) Wireless...

2 Answers

Red power light and buzzing sound with red lamp light.


My Sony lost its picture and had a flashing light. Unplugging for 36 hours solved the problem.

Mar 29, 2009 | Sony KDF-E60A20 60 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Cant get the BELKIN to work


From the manual:
Resetting the Router
Push and release the “Reset” button. The lights on the
Router will momentarily flash. The Power/Ready light will
begin to blink. When the Power/Ready light becomes solid
again, the reset is complete.
b. Restoring the Factory Defaults
Press and hold the “Reset” button for at least 10 seconds,
then release it. The lights on the Router will momentarily
flash. The Power/Ready light will begin to blink. When the
Power/Ready light becomes solid again, the restore
is complete.

Feb 12, 2009 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

3 Answers

UMAX 2100XL IS CONNECTED, 2 G LIGHTS FLASHING WITH NO PRINTS


OUR SCANNER IS CONNECTED BUT DOES NOT WORKING. DOES NOT POWER ON THE "SCANNING LAMB" NOW THE TWO GREEN LIGHTS ARE FLASHING ( POWER AND READY ) BUT THE SCANNER DOES NOT WORK OR SCAN.

Dec 09, 2008 | Umax PowerLook 2100XL Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

Laserjet 2015n powers up for 2-3 seconds - but no lights come on - and then it powers down.


Hello,

Please perform the following.

Super NVRAM initialization Turn off the printer.
  1. Press and hold the Go button.
  2. Turn on the printer and continue to hold the Go button for at least 50 seconds. During this process, the Attention , Ready , Go lights turn on. Then the Attention and Ready lights turn off, leaving only the Go light illuminated.
  3. Release the Go button. The Go , Ready and Attention lights turn on.
  4. Press and hold the Go button. All lights turn off. During the next three seconds, the Go , Ready and Attention lights turn on in that order, one per second.
  5. Release the Go button to perform the initialization. The control panel lights begin cycling from front to back. After the Super NVRAM initialization process is complete, the printer returns to the ready state.

Sep 19, 2008 | HP LaserJet P2015dn Printer

1 Answer

Jenn-air jes9800AAB keeps buzzzing, front function panel flashes on and off


Your control panel is getting ready to quit. Mine did the same thing, I ignored it and now nothing on the touch panel works. About $150.00 for the part.

Jan 14, 2008 | Jenn-Air JES9800A Electric Kitchen Range

2 Answers

Umax powerlook 3000


The UMAX web site appears to have a fairly good knowledge base, especially when it comes to troubleshooting blinking lights. http://umax.com/support/knowledge/index.jsp Doing a search for lights under Support info result a few articles, including this one: http://umax.com/support/knowledge/search.jsp?docs=SC00322

Sep 14, 2006 | Umax PowerLook 3000 Pro Flatbed Scanner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Umax PowerLook III Prepress Flatbed Scanner Logo

397 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Umax Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5528 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Ricky Ostrom
Ricky Ostrom

Level 2 Expert

274 Answers

Are you an Umax Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...