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Cannon scan 4200f light stays on

The light on my 4200f stays on even after scan is done. I am sure it did not do this before. I tried uninstalling software and reinstalling but light still on. Any help?
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    Ditto and latest drivers installed. Light is on even when PC is off, i.e. just mains connected.

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There is a lamp shut-off time adjustment in ScanGear. Go into ScanGear's Advance Mode and click Preferences. One of the four tabs will have an option for Lamp Shut-Off time. Set it as desired.

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