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Power On indicator Flashing, Scanner won't scan

Scanner has work great for years, now all of a sudden it won't, The power on indicator flashes 8 times then pauses, flashes again 8 times. I am suspecting that the lamp is bad. Anyone have any clues before I trash it and have to buy a new one.

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My computer is not reconizing my scanner

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Re: Power On indicator Flashing, Scanner won't scan

It could be anything, when there's a hardware malfunction, the scanner just will not allow any action. As it is also an old scanner, any documentation of LED error codes will be long gone, too. It's a shame when well built peripherals die.

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