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Colorful lines down the scanned pages...

When scanning a lot of documents through out the day for no reason all of a sudden some documents will start to have colorful lines runnign down the page. What causes this and how can I fix it???

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  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    I get this without continuous scanning. I have no problems when scanning with Word, but using any other software including the Scan Wizard. I get the lines.

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This could be due to excessive usage which the scanner can not tolerate and as a result the movement of the scanning mechanism losses precision. So avoid continous scanning.

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Try scanning a bigger document. Use a blank page big as the scan capacity and scan the blank page.

If for example you are using an a3 scanner, scan a blank A3 page.

When scanning blank page set resolution to an high value, so that you does not lose pixels.

Check scan result, and explore the whole document using zoom to see if the line is still present on the test scan of the blank page.

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There is a small strip of glass under the feeder.Not the main glass, but look where the lamp is sittting in the start position.
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