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Microtek ScanMaker 5950

I have already unplugged everything, rebooted my computer and when I turn on the scanner the green light just blinks. Can you tell me the problem and how to fix it?

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  • Arthur Aldrich
    Arthur Aldrich Dec 29, 2007

    Same problem. I tried substiuting power supplies, 12 volt DC, positive tip. 1.25 amp. Same problem. Lights don't light in scanner. 

  • BruceValaire Feb 29, 2008

    The light no longer comes on when I push the power on button (far right)

    It was working but now it will not power on.



    I had left the power transformer connected.



    I disconnected everything and left it for a while and then reconnected. Nothing.

  • twist18x Mar 28, 2009

    Scanmaker 5900 doesn't power on. Swapped power supplies. Doesn't work. Of course this happens after warranty goes out.

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Are you ussing it witha Mac? I could not make this scanner work on System 10.4.x. Had to download software from Microtek and use it with system 10.3.x but it works better with Classic System 9.2 The light stops blinking when used with the older systems and the scanner arm moves. My problem is that the light does not come on.

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