My snaner (CanoScaner LIDE25)is almost brand new.when i try to scan to PDF it just keeps working till the stylus comes to the end of the pannel and then starts making noise (Click Click.......)and does not do my job.Would you please guide me to solve the problem?
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Re: problem with new set
Sounds like the lock-switch is in the locked position. This is on the bottom of the scanner. Move the lock-switch back and forth a few times and then leave it in the unlock posotion. Try scanning again.
If you are scanning a book, it may be too heavy and putting enough pressure on the scanner that it is preventing the scan head from moving fully. Try scanning with nothing on the glass to see if it does the same thing.
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Generally it is caused by the cartridge and stylus pressure not being right. At the end of the tone arm (not the cartridge end) you should find a weight. This needs to be adjusted. If there are numbers on it, start by moving it to a lesser number than the current setting. Move this only slightly. Then try a record. The stylus should stay in the groove, not rumble and not drag. It's best done via headphones. If it comes out of the groove too easily move the weight in the other direction and then test. You have to keep doing this till the sound is good. Too much rumble - reduce the weight, jumping out of the groove increase the weight.
There might also be another control called an anti-skate control. This might be be helpful in your case as it will reduce the effect of the arm being pushed into the center of the record. Once again the settings of this control are based on trial and test like before.
If you have had the stylus for some time also you might want to replace it, as stylus that are worn could cause it.
First feel with your finger at the tip of the stylus. It should be sharp. If it's not report it back to the place where you bought it.
If it's sharp, then the weight on the end of the arm might have moved, meaning there is no pressure to the stylus. You can look up what it says in the manual about stylus pressure.
The other way is to test and adjust. If the weight has numbers on it set it about the middle of the numbers. Then try a record, if it skates, stop and increase the weight by moving to a higher number, not much, then test the record again. You keep doing this till the stylus stays in the groove. However don't increase it that much so it rumbles when in the groove. If that happens reduce the weight slightly and test. I find it best to test with headphones on.
The weight at the end of the arm should be adjusted so that it applies pressure to the stylus. However sometimes the cueing leaver can get stuck or break, not allowing the stylus to come down on to the record. If the weight has numbers trying setting it to around 2 or 3. If it does come down, adjust it till that it neither rumbles or slips across the record. It's a question of trial and error doing this.
The 4 zeroes at the end are added on purpose. If you are scanning a set of documents, say 11 pages, to maintain the sequence the scanner scans them as abcd0001, abcd0002 till abcd 0011. Without 4 zeroes, the first file will be abcd1, abcd2....abcd10, abcd11. Now in the Computer the sequence will be abcd1, abcd10, abcd11, abcd2 till abcd9, altering the sequence. If you are scanning into PDF, the scanned images will be added automatically maintaining sequence.
Two causes the stylus is worn, or there is not enough pressure being applied to the stylus. Most cartridges track at 2-3 grams. The weight at the end of the arm should be set around this figure and slowly moved higher till it tracks without sliding and without creating too much rumble in the sound. If you have to take the weight up high, then that's a good sign the stylus has gone. Or that the arm itself has a fault on it somewhere (when tried with a new stylus installed).
Generally the cause is one of 3 things. 1 Damage to the stylus or dirt. 2 Lack of pressure to the stylus. 3 Anti-skate control set to low.
First check the stylus you should feel it sticking in you finger a bit. 2 Has the weight on the end of the arm become lose? Adjust for the correct tracking weight of the cartridge. 3 Check the manual for what the anti-skate control should be set to.