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Can't read what is scanned

I am trying to scan information into my computer (to go paperless).  When I scan in something, I can hardly read it.  If I make a copy of it first, and then scan it in, then I can read it.  Is there something wrong with my scanner?  Do I need to clean it?  If so, how do I do that?  I don't want to have to make copies of everything before I scan them (defeats the paperless purpose)

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What you need to do is get some cleaning solvent from a Computer Store and clean the class. If this does not correct the problem then try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. It sounds like your screen may just be dirty. If you can print it and then scan it that is very perculiar. Try this and let us know if that fixes the problem.

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