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Scanner question? canon flatbed scanner mod 4200f the lamp takes 2.5 - 3 minute to warm up. isn't this too long?

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  • auditone Nov 27, 2007

    I have the same problem



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Hello, i have changed 2 registry keys. Now my scanner works without warm up, but i don't know, if they are resettet automatically after a period. I have tested this only a few hours and it worked. Please test it.

Key Energy save changed to 1
Key Lamp Off Time changed to 0


Posted on Jan 14, 2008


I have one at home and one at work, it's normal for this scanner.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007


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Looks like this would prevent your lamp switching off at all unless you unplugged your scanner which would undoubtedtly shorten your bulb life. It may be a better idea to play about with the 'lamp off' key number until it just stays on long enough to not cause you problem.

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