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Scanner streaking My Epson 1640xl scanner is leaving numerous vertical lines the entire length of the scanner bed with each scan. please help, thankyou

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Re: scanner streaking - Epson Expression 1640XL Graphic Arts Flatbed Scanner Scanners

Is this only when you print?

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