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I have a Umax Mirage 11 that has worked perfectly up until now. Just recently though the LED lights that signal that the scanner is ready to scan have stayed blinking continually instead of becoming steady after around 30 seconds.This means that the scanner is not recognized by the computer as a scanner ready to scan. Please advise, I can't afford a new scanner that scans with this kind of quality and I'd love to be able to get this up and running again... Thanks Peter

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  • Peter Stallard Nov 14, 2010

    I have tried the advice offered but unfortunately this does not work....Unless the scanner actually starts properly I cannot see how drivers come into the equation as the computer is just waiting for this startup process to finish.I should have mentioned that I have a Mac and I usually go back to an OS 9 or Tiger on my old computer to use the scanner.In the past it has always worked just fine in either.
    For your information I have the original software and Silverfast reinstalled for drivers.

    Please advise...if I really need to pay more I'll do whatever it takes to sort this problem out.


  • Peter Stallard Nov 14, 2010

    I should have mentioned that normally use my old Mac G4 for scanning.I have already reinstalled the original Umax software as well as reinstalling Silverfast.I had a choice of using either Mac OS 9 or Tiger for scanning purposes.I have not had any problems before now.

    I have tried disconnecting the scanner from the computer but obviously when I power up the device I still have the startup problem with the blinking lights so the scanner will not proceed with it's own problem detection until it is properly powered.

    Thanks again for the advice.

  • Peter Stallard Nov 16, 2010

    My Umax Mirage 11 scanner will not complete startup so my computer will not recognize it.The three amber lights just continue to blink past the usual 30 seconds.
    I have the correct drivers installed and I am also using Silverfast. Normally this arrangement works perfectly.I tried disconnecting everything and rebooting the scanner while it is not connected to the monitor but it still fails to start properly.
    I am using my second computer with Mac OS 9 and also Tiger which was compatible with my scanner setup.
    Please advise....If I need to pay more for this service I will be happy to do so. I am desperate to solve this problem as this is a great scanner and purchasing another one as good as this is just not an option right now.

  • Peter Stallard Dec 09, 2010

    I have a Umax Mirage 11 scanner.It will not complete startup, it has three continually blinking lights that should remain steady after around 30 seconds.The power cable is OK as far as I can tell.If it was not I feel sure that there would not even be sufficient power to move the light tray normally as it does now.
    It is not attached to the computer because I know the driver is definitely not the problem.If the scanner does not complete startup even if the computer were connected it would not recognize that the scanner was there.
    Please advise.The previous comments did not help although I appreciated the input.

  • Peter Stallard Dec 15, 2010

    The power adapter is exactly the one intended for the scanner and has never been changed.The scanner has been tried on two computers one with the old OS version and the other with the new latest OS version.


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It sounds to me that you have a power problem!

Make sure your scanners power adaptor is working properly!

And that the one you are using really is meant for your scanner!

Check Volts and Amps on it! It´s not normal that the lights on it´s flickers!

If all these are in place then the Umax is not compatible with THAT OS version.

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It sounds to me that you have a power problem! Make sure your scanners power adaptor is working properly! And that the one you are using really is meant for your scan er! Check Volts and Amps on it! It´s not normal that the lights on it´s flickers!I hope it helps

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Do not worry. We will make this scanner work again like new.
Follow the link below to uninstall, reboot and reinstall after disconnecting the scanner from the pc/laptop.

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