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Dirty platen The glass platen has a film on the underside where I cannot clean unless I disassemble the scanner and that looks problematic.  If there is an easy way to get at the other side I would like to know.  Otherwise a professional clean costing about as much as a new one most likely.

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    dirty glass platen ... need to take apart scanner and clean. HOW?

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I had the same issue. This is my second unit - I returned the first one when I noticed the problem. The new unit had the same issue out of the box. I disassembled it and cleaned the glass. The film reappeared almost immediately. Perhaps these units run hot and produce minute quantities of smoke (?). This problem does not seem to affect the scan quality as I scanned thousands of pics with it, many of which appeared in a book.
I used the scanner for four years and now it died. Was well worth the money.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

I had the same issue. This is my second unit - I returned the first one when I noticed the problem. The new unit had the same issue out of the box. I disassembled it and cleaned the glass. The film reappeared almost immediately. Perhaps these units run hot and produce minute quantities of smoke (?). This problem does not seem to affect the scan quality as I scanned thousands of pics with it, many of which appeared in a book.
I used the scanner for four years and now it died. Was well worth the money.

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