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Clean Sensor on 120tf

Hi I would like to try clean the scanner glass and get some dust off the sensor in the 120tf with the proper brush. Has anyone ever attempted this before? Do you know how to do it?

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SOURCE: Glass Dirty on the Inside

its easy. the top is held on by double sided sticky tape and two plastic tabs only.

use a small screw driver to break the tabs (located near the hinged end of scanner).

prise the edges of the plastic at the sides with a small screwdriver and slide a thin knife slowly along until they release.

remove glass and clean.!!!

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: I need to clean the underside of the glass on my Canonscan Lide20

How on earth did the underside of the glass get dirty?

Ok, never mind that... in the end, it's NOT worth it. In the old days, you could have since scanners were as big as printers are today... but now they are definitely NOT designed for the consumer to service. The scanner is designed for accuracy, even if you were to get it all apart, the odds that you maintain the precision and integrity of the bulb, the track on which the bulb moves, etc, are very slim.

Suggestion... How is the printer you have holding up? If it's getting on in age, it may be a wise investment to purchase a dual scanner/printer (as long as you are spending the money).

Hope that helps :)

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Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I clean the inside of the glass on the Epson 3490 Scanner?

Disconnect and remove the lid. Remove the two screws on the back of the base. Then use a screwdriver or flat blade to slightly open the back seam. Beginning at the back, run a blade up inside the upper part of the side seam. You will need to release three catches on each side. Once the sides are loose, raise the back of the top, while pushing forward, and the two snap catches at the front will release. The top then lifts off and you can clean the glass. Reassemble in reverse order.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: need to remove top of scanner microtek scan wizard

Follow these steps to clean the scanner :
1

Open up your scanner's lid. It does not matter if the scanner is on or off for this basic, regular cleaning.

2

Wipe down the glass surface with a dry, lint-free microfiber cloth. This will remove any dust or other fine particles that have accumulated on the scanner. You should remove excess dust every day or two.

3

Scan a blank sheet of white paper into your computer and look for visible discoloration. A white sheet will provide a clean, blank slate to view the scanner's overall quality. If you notice any irregularities on the white sheet, you need to do more thorough, semi-regular cleaning.

Semi-Regular Cleaning

1

Turn off the scanner and open up the lid.

2

Spray a small amount of "mild glass cleaner" on a soft, clean cloth as recommended by Scanner-Magic.com.

3

Wipe the scanner's glass to thoroughly clean the area. You should perform this semi-regular cleaning at least every two weeks or sooner if a white sheet of paper indicates discoloration.

4

Keep the scanner's lid open for a few minutes until all excess glass cleaner has dried.

Posted on Nov 26, 2010

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Cleaning the glass is rather simple. Take the 2 screws under the cover out. Now gently lift the top part of the scanner (some force may be needed). Then the scanner is in 2 parts and the glass can be cleaned inside and outside with a wet wipe glass cleaning pad. Dry the glass with a towel and inspect the glass with a lamp, that no cleanser remains are left. Now install the scanner in reverse order.

Posted on Feb 14, 2011

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