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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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Re: Cannon scan 4200f light stays on

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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You need to install the scanning program first, it should be in a CD when you purchase the scanner. Install the program, install scanner to make sure that scanner works. Once it's done, you lauch a program, put you document in scan and scan it, the image should be saved into your computer.

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My scanner is not work!! the error code is # 2,178,0!!! canner model is 4200f. pls help

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Adjusting the lamp

Hi,  This is normal for the 4200F and it's just the time taken to warm the scanning lamp up. Once it's warmed up it shouldn't need to go through the process again for any additional scans, unless it's had long enough to cool down again of course.
I've noticed from another answer to an earlier question that if it's a big problem you can change the following keys in your registry:

 Energy save changed to 1
 Lamp Off Time changed to 0

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.

Cheers, Derek

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 go in the computer software like windows photo gallery and scan an image or document.If the settings are corect as you say it should give you the option to aquire image from scanner

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Couple of things to check..

1. make sure your operating system is higher than windows 98 or make sure you install usb 2.0 drivers.

2. you can check this by going to device manager and make sure you have the 'enhanced usb' installed.

3. If you don't then there's your problem.

4. check to make sure you have downloaded the latest drivers

5. Try lowering the resolution of your scans. If you are just doing black/white scanning then choose that option and not hiqaulity full color scans.

good luck


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Because the slides are see through which means you will need a special add on for the scanner for it to support slides. If you have this already then make sure that it is fitted on properly so no light can get in the compartment where the slides are held during the scan

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Canon 4200f - Mac OS-X compatability

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