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Epson perfection v30

My scanner power light flashes for split second when I plug it in but will not power up.

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Sounds like a Faulty printer......could be the power source or power supply but I would consider looking into a new printer

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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SOURCE: I have lost the power cable for my Epson perfection 3490 -

Hi Dave!

Go to a good elecronic store and buy a power cord.
Juste be sure that you have the info about the cord you lost.
You will find that info here:
http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/pr349p/pr349ppg.pdf

Just make sure that the voltage and the amphere is correct.
Any good elecrtonic store have replacement cords stored.

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Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Computer can't connect to scanner

If you are using Win XP there's another way of testing it with your computer for to check if your scanner is damaged or just a simple
software issue:

Usually for Epson it came with an Application called "Epson Scan"

> with the scanner connected to your Computer try to scan using a diff Application like PhotoShop or MS Paint

> to scan using Paint
Click on Start / All Programs / Accessories ( click and open "Paint" )

> from Paint click on File / and click "From Scanner or Camera" and it will open a scanner wizard., just follow the step by step procedure on how to scan.

note: if you have a diff. imaging devices ( like web cam ) it may ask you which one to use., make sure to select your scanner.

> if it can acquire an image using paint or diff application., there's no issue with the scanner unit.

> if it cannot acquire an image using paint or diff application., your scanner is broken / damaged.

To fix the issue with Epson Scan

> Uninstall "Epson Scan" from Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / disconnect the scanner unit "USB cable"

> Control Panel / Administrative tools / Services ( look for Windows Image Acquisition < WIA > click on it and restart the service.

> Close all the windows and restart your computer.

Download the Twain Driver from the Epson Website

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?oid=88043&prodoid=63070037&infoType=Downloads&platform=Windows

downlad > TWAIN Driver and EPSON Scan Utility v3.12A
(
epson12526.exe )

note: if you don't have internet you can use the cd that came with scanner...

> after it is installed your computer might restart and then:

> click on Start ( right click on My Computer / left click on Properties ) on the Properties window click on Hardware Tab / Device Manager / on the device manager window look for "Imaging"
under Imaging look for your scanner ( right click on it and click on update driver., select this time only hit next / select Install the software automatically ( recommended ) hit next and it will update your scanner driver.

> Close all windows and Launch Epson Scan


Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: My Epson Perfection 4990 indicator light is

I had the same problem and first checked the instructions in the Epson manual on the red flashing problem, read the following pdfs: Indicator light or problems

I saw the fluorescent lamp come on for a second before the indicator light started to flash red, so I knew that the lamp was ok and did not need to be replaced. Try this turn off the scanner and try unplugging the transparency lid from the back of the scanner, turn on the scanner and see if the light goes back to green. My issue turned out the be the mechanism inside the transparency lid, I kind of heard an awkward noise when I turned on the scanner, but thought it was coming from the base, I rlocked and unlocked the transportaion lock on both the base and lid, to see if that would fix it but it turned out it was coming from the lid, where there is also moving parts inside using a belt and wheels. On the end wheel closest to the front, the 2 little plastic pegs that hold down the square metal plate with wheel broke off, I could hear them inside when I lightly shook the lid, anyways I opened up the lid by removing the 5 screws and you need a screwdriver to put in each of the little openings around the edge to pry open the lid. I removed the belt and metal plate, watch out there is a spring attached to it, don;t forget how this part works when you put it back on, I found both of the little broken pegs and glued them back on with a strong plastic epoxy glue that I bought at Ace Hardware, I let that dry for 24 hours and then put the metal plate and wheel on then put the belt around the wheel, and now everything works fine.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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