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Epsonperfection 1670 fluorescent light replacement

I am having trouble receiving an image after scanning my document or photo. The scanner is able to scan but no image appears. I have downloaded the "epson TWAIN 1134", am operating Windows XP, uninstalled, disconnected and re-installed as per your website suggestions and still no results. Could it be the flourescent light withing the scanner that needs replacing and if so, is it worth the cost. Thank-you for any suggestions. charsweb

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Re: epsonperfection 1670 fluorescent light replacement

Hi! I had to go to the Epson site and download the VISTA fix so my scanner would work. My suggestion for any new downloads is that you DISABLE ALL and I mean ALL of your antivirus programs first. With Vista, I have three antivirus programs running.
Then install the new download. Believe me this works. Something in the antivirus programs prevents the download to work properly. Restart your computer. Plug in your scanner, then the USB. Don't forget to activate the antivirus programs when you're done! Hope this helps someone!!!

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Re: epsonperfection 1670 fluorescent light replacement

Here's what Epson tech support sent me about this problem:

Thank you for contacting the Epson Connection.

The error you are receiving may be from the twain driver but also the
Scanner itself. Please have your scanner checked with a technician. You
find the neares one by clicking on the link below.

If you require further assistance with this particular issue, please
all of our previous correspondence is contained in your reply, so we
better track the history of this issue.

If you have a different issue, please submit another E-form via our
(, and we will respond in a timely manner. Thank
again for contacting Epson.

Patrick H
Epson Connection

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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