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My canon lide 20 has a mind of its own

I go to scan something from photoshop. It works the next time it doesn't and come up with a communication error driver closed. then I will go to a different user account on the mac and it works then it doesn't. I've hardly used the scanner but I have just added the second user account sometimes it seems to share the device so i don't think its a problem with adding the second account. Any ideas. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling must say that it's confusing as the installation on the screen is nothing like in the manual. Maybe this is faulty.

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Re: my canon lide 20 has a mind of its own

Communication error ocurs only when the scanner receives signal from PC to move but some where it gets stuck and application receves faulty signal from the scanner , i would suggest to clean the Roller Rod with OIL.

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