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Yellow lines when I scan anything, I get yellow lines down the sides of the document. If it goes to the printer or to an application, I get the stripes of yellow. Is there a fix or download? Thank you onion129 Same problem yellow lines.

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  • dizzydog Nov 10, 2007

    No I tried that.

    It's a microtek scanmaker 3740

    But thanks anyway

  • dizzydog Nov 11, 2007

    The scanner is a microtek scanmaker 3740.

    I tried updating the drivers

    It didn't work.

    But thanks anyway

  • dizzydog Nov 12, 2007

    funny how my scanner worked fine

    until last October when I installed SP2

    then the bulb is going

    the yellow lines only occur

    in colored scans

    black & white is still fine

    thank you for all the info

    I did re-install the drivers in safe mode

    still no luck

    but thanx

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    Yes on my HP 7310. After an aggravating 3 hour "chat" with an HP tech support person it was finally diagnosed as a scanner bulb problem that was either faulty or not getting enough power (???) I was told it was not replaceable/ repairable and then they tried to sell me a new machine for 20% over Amazon pricing. Go figure.

    I don't buy that it's not repairable/replaceable. Anybody know anymore?



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It sounds like you have a corrupted scanner driver . Please uninstall and reinstall.

Here are the drivers

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