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Sleepy Scanner? The scanner only scans 3 or 4 pictures before deciding to have a nap. First it will preview a scan but not send the picture to the computer. Then it wont even preview the picture. An error message appears saying there was a problem with aquireing this image. How do I fix it???

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Try using windows driver first, so that we will knowif there is a problem with your scanners driver.

Open paint and click on file and click on from scanners and camera and let me know if it will give you an option to scan from that app or if you will get an error message.

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