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Can't view the entire image area of a Microtek 9800xl

When I try to scan using the microtek 9800xl, I am only seeing an area of 8x10 approxiamately and yet the bed is capable of scanning an area up to 12x17?????? What am I doing wrong?

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I need a driver for my new Mountain Lion, Mac, to run the 9800XL


Microtek sent me this link to ScanPotter 1.07:
http://support.microtek.com/downloads/drv_specific.phtml?slct_os=9&prod=139&bymdlnme=1

It's not the same ScanWizard Pro software that used to work on my PowerPC G5 running OSX 10.5 Leopard, but at least it enables me to use my ScanMaker 9800XL with my late 2011 17" MacBookPro and OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. Get it, it works!

Sep 04, 2012 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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I have a Microtec ScanMaker 9800XL connected to a Mac OSX 10.5.8 When I scan I get a black screen/no image. I have turned the scanner and computer on and of and have checked the connections. I last used...


did the lamp lights? replace it if not.
if the lamp lights and the comm between pc and scanner is ok and you take black image. then there was a problem on scanner module _light receiver_.

Dec 02, 2010 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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Is there any new software for Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL that will run with the Mac OS X Leopard?


Hi , try this -
http://support.microtek.com/downloads/drv_specific.phtml?slct_os=17&prod=22&bymdlnme=1
Let me know if the link works and I have helped you.

Jan 21, 2010 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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How to clean the underside of a microtek 9800xl


open it up...
you can try using a vacumm on the venting bars maybe it would help abit...

good luck

Feb 12, 2009 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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Xrays


You can't scan xrays unless you have a scanner capable of scanning film, which requires a film attachment.

Jul 29, 2008 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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Microtek ScanMaker 9800xl


Try doing a fresh reinstall of the software for the scanner and then adjust the color ratios durring the install. I have found that every one to two years it is good to go through and refresh all my drivers for scanners printers ect.

Apr 25, 2008 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL


Microtek is famous for making a good product that will last you a good while if it is maintained and taken care of. Yet their lack of support for said products is lacking. Try to uninstall and reinstall all the software for the scanner. Make sure before you uninstall that you still have the install disc. If not then you can find the drivers on the Microtek site.

Mar 04, 2008 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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Microtek scanmaker 9800xl problem


9800XL - fix for failing lamps
1) Unplug the scanner - not just from the computer, but also from the AC!
2) If your unit has a Transparent Media Adapter on top, disconnect it from the back of the scanner, lift it off and set it aside.
3) Remove the four white slotted screws at rear of unit.
4) Remove the four Philips screws in the area surrounding the glass scanning bed.
5) Carefully lift the top off, and set it aside.
6) Inside the scanner, there will be a black metal contraption that rides the two steel rails in the unit. On the side of the contraption are some black screws. This device contains the lamps as well as the image sensor. Unscrew the 4 screws that hold the top cover on. Lift off the top cover. You may gently move the thingy along the rails for easier screw access, it will automatically reseat itself when powered on.
7) Inside this area, you will see a small circuit board. Disconnect the two connectors on it, remove the two screws that hold the board in place, and lift it out.
8) On this circuit board there should be one or two damaged capacitors. Unsolder them and replace them with 2 33pF 3kV capacitors (cost: under $1.00)
9) Put the whole thing back together, and it should function properly.

Feb 12, 2008 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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Lines on scanned images


if the lense has dust on it how do i clean

Oct 29, 2007 | Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Flatbed Scanner

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