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Scanjet 4850 flatbed

When I scan images on my flat bed it looks like light is bleeding through. This particular model has a negative scan function and it appears the light in the center of the lid for that is the source of the bleed through. Are there any fixes for this?

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Hmmm... Throw a rather large hard covered book over the top of the lid when scanning?

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I this procedure works, please spare a little time to rate my solution.


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4- Depending on the OCR application [personally I prefer PaperPort] the imaging process can be very eaasy or somewhat difficult

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This might be a hardware problem, but it could also be caused by an outdated (or corrupted) driver; you could uninstall the original driver, then download and install the newest version directly from HP here:

If that link is broken, or doesn't work for you, use this one:

Also, I've copied the following information directly from the HP 4850 Scanjet user's manual:

If you have the HP Image Zone software installed, you can use the onscreen Help to solve other problems with the scanner. To gain access to the Help, open HP Solution Center, click Help, and then click HP Scanjet 4800 series scanner Help. The Help system provides information about the HP Scanjet 4800 series scanner hardware as well as information about the HP Image Zone and HP Scanning software itself. Also, see Scan troubleshooting in the general Troubleshooting and support section of the Help.

Good luck with this; let us know what you learn...

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