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Clicking Sound when scanning

My scanner scans from the start position to the end, by the hinge, but when it gets there the scanning bar stops and a rapid clicking sound comes from it; the scanning bar does not move and the scan is not transmitted to the PC. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like the drive belt is missing a cog. With the curent price of scanners it most likely would be cheaper to replace it

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When I plug in the scanner it starts to scan straight away before I've pressed any buttons on put anything on the bed to scan! The laser then gets stuck at the end and just keeps clicking away

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Scanner stops partway along path, motor whines

There is an obstacle in the scanner path, or the scanning head guides got bent (unlikely). There could also be something in the rubber drive belt driving the scanning head gears. Try looking inside with a light and check for scratches on the guide. Unfortunately, to fix the problem you'll have to either send the scanner to maintenance, or to open it yourself (voiding the warranty).

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Light bar stops too soon

I assume you are using this with a computer. One thing comes to mind that relates to software. You should be able to do a preview scan of the whole scanner bed, then move the frame to the area you want to scan only, sort of like cropping the picture. If those crop borders are set to less than the whole document, you will get this kind of scan.

Now if that isn't the problem, the scanner likely has a electronic issue unless the scanner has had a nasty fall. If you want to really explore deep and don't mind if it doesn't work afterwards, turn the scanner off and unplug the power. Open it up just enough to access the optical unit and see if it will move the entire length of the scanner without binding where you experience the end of the scan. Go rather slowly and gently so you don't strip the toothed belt if it has one. You will feel a wierd sensation and some resistance as you move it along which has to do with the stepper motor and that's normal. If that works, it's likely it failed on it's own. If it binds where the scan ends, you'll have to investigate whether it's due to a rusty rail (hope not!) or some other obstruction.

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Make sure the lock switch is in the unlocked position. The lock switch is on the bottom of the scanner. It sounds like something is preventing the scanning bar from getting to the home position. If the scanner was somehow locked with the scanning head being out of the home position, then the result would be what you describe.

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please check all sensor arms in the document feeder. The sensor arm in the middle just below the separation pad is called 'paper end sensor'. If this sensor arm is blocked or broken the scanner don't stop the feeder.
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Please try the following to resolve your issue:
1. Unplug the USB cable and the AC adapter from the back of the scanner.
2. Toggle the Transportation lock (the plastic switch at the back of the scanner) back and forth 5 times, ensuring that the lock is all the way in the unlock position.
3. Reconnect the USB cable and the AC adapter cable, and then try to scan.

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