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Dirty scans getting dust-like spots on both reflective and transparency scans, non-uniform,and random, some are like small hairs, but most are aggreagates of small(white) dots. Glass and films, etc are clean. Possibly a dirty sensor?--but wouldn't that make the dirt in a regualr patter?

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Re: dirty scans

Small white dots would indicate progressive failure of the CCD[sensor] or perhaps ingress of dirt to the inside of the glass. hard to say exactly with out seeing the machine.

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