A Dark Vertical line appears 1 inch into the left side of scan
I just got a new A3 Mustek scanner. I get a thin black line running vertically down the left side of the scan. Is there a utility i can run, or a software that will clean it up. Im positive its not something on the glass.
Re: A Dark Vertical line appears 1 inch into the left...
Most Mustek scanners have a black inside cover on the lid, this can give a black line down the side of the job. ether cover the inside of the lid with white paper or place a bigger sheet on top of the sheet to be scanned!
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Scan a document in 300 dpi in full width. Check where the line appears in the image. For example if the black line appears at vertical position say 1900, then it means the dirt is at 1900/300 i.e., 6.3 inches from left. Clean the area thoroughly. Check if any pin had created a scratch in the glass. At different contrast levels, if the line appears different, it is definitely unclean glass. On the contrary, if the line appears constant at various levels of contrast, then it is possible that scan module is faulty.
Hi, Mustek doesn't appear to have released a Vista driver for this scanner. If you go to Mustek's A3 EP support page, there is only a Windows 2000 driver, which seems to be the same one for Windows XP. Have you tried using this driver in Vista, to see if it works?
When you say one sided scans are OK, are you using the ADF (auto document feeder) or the flatbed? Are you using the ADF for the two sided scan? What parts have you cleaned thus far? A little more info please?
I've had a similar problem with the streaks, lines and color bleeds appearing in the scan. Try uninstalling the all software and drivers for the scanner and reinstall. Worked for me. Have had to do this a couple of times since I've owned the scanner... about three to four years now.
There is a User Shading Utility on the original product CD. Browse to the CD drive and open the folder named ShadingUtility. Run the program ShadingUtility.exe the password is GOSHADING (all caps, no spaces). Put a clean, white sheet of paper in the scanner (or glossy photo paper works really well), then click the Shading button.