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Colour Problem The scanner is giving everthing scanned a pale blue background, even a text document on white paper! I have tried reloading drivers and adjusting the colour settings but no good. Someone told me it might be the bulb wearing out. If so can these be replaced as I dont like to discard equipment if its repairable.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    same problem. And this is on a brand-new Microtek 9800XL scanner. What a piece of ****. My other scanners never did this. I've tried everything from uninstalling drivers and reloading the most recent from their website with no solution to this problem. Tech support sucks too. I scan color text on a white background and I get a light blue or off-white background. Any help would be appreciated.

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Sorry, that won't help. I've tried doing all that you state. And this is on a brand-new Microtek 9800 scanner. Wish I could help

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