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Yellow streak through color image scan

When I scan color, it doesn't matter where I position the item to scan, I get a yellow streak through the scan. The streak is so bad that I can even adjust or tone it out of my photo. The scanner is an Epson Perfection 3490 Photo scanner, only 2 years old. It used to work great. Can you tell me what is wrong and how to approach fixing it? Thanks so much.

Crysti Esper

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  • CrystiE Jun 11, 2008

    Thanks, but no thanks. Why bother posting a response?

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    Hi there, I also have a colour scanner that is suddenly doing the same, but the yellow colour is getting darker and darker. Before I could crop it out but the area is also increasing.

  • tweetywilde Aug 21, 2008

    Hi there
    When I scan a Image/photo/picture or document with my HP scanjet 3670 the scanned picture or document has thick yellow lines across the image.
    any help would be appreciated.


  • metrostar33 Nov 22, 2008

    i have canon canoscan 8400f and i'm having the same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    I would like to know how to solve this too. I can't scan anything with colored images without having yellow through it and i have a canon canoscan 8400f.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    We are having the same probem, with our canon canoscan 8400f.

    When we scan any coloured images they come out all yellow. Black and white is fine but colour is useless!

    Any ideas how to fix this problem?

  • bjornsyse Dec 17, 2008

    I have an Epson perfection 3590 photo which also gives me large yellow streaks along the edges..

  • scottpricepx Jan 23, 2009

    I have an HP All-in-one sheet-feeder scanner that leaves dark yellow streaks through every color scan. B&W scans are fine.



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I think your flatbed lamp is damage

if u replace or color it pure white ink

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