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Not scanning colors correctly

This scanner has been working well for me in the many years that i have had it. now all of the sudden, when i try to scan anything with colors, it shows all purple. any solutions, or is my scanner just old?

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Re: not scanning colors correctly

It could be you have upgraded your software and need an upgraded plugin or driver here is a sorce i use for drivers

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