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How to Clean a Scanner? I bought the Microtek x6 scanner second-hand in order to scan a photograph for my business card. As a designer, I'll need a scanner for lots of projects, but this one leaves white speckles in specific places, no matter what I scan. I can tell that the dust or lint is on the inside, as I've cleaned the glass and lid thoroughly. There are 2 screws on the top of the glass face; dare I open and spray with forced air?

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I am having the same problem with mine. Have you been able to get it working? Please let me know how.

 

Thanx!

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Didn't find the manual, but I managed to get it working with my C2D MBP.

Thanks again!

Posted on May 23, 2008

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I took the scanner apart. Then using a dampened eyeglass cleaning cloth, I gently cleaned the 3 internal mirrors.
No more yellow streak! :)

Posted on May 28, 2008

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Follow these steps to clean the scanner :
1

Open up your scanner's lid. It does not matter if the scanner is on or off for this basic, regular cleaning.

2

Wipe down the glass surface with a dry, lint-free microfiber cloth. This will remove any dust or other fine particles that have accumulated on the scanner. You should remove excess dust every day or two.

3

Scan a blank sheet of white paper into your computer and look for visible discoloration. A white sheet will provide a clean, blank slate to view the scanner's overall quality. If you notice any irregularities on the white sheet, you need to do more thorough, semi-regular cleaning.

Semi-Regular Cleaning

1

Turn off the scanner and open up the lid.

2

Spray a small amount of "mild glass cleaner" on a soft, clean cloth as recommended by Scanner-Magic.com.

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Wipe the scanner's glass to thoroughly clean the area. You should perform this semi-regular cleaning at least every two weeks or sooner if a white sheet of paper indicates discoloration.

4

Keep the scanner's lid open for a few minutes until all excess glass cleaner has dried.

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