I noticed that you recommended oil for the scanning lamp track, but didn't say what kind. I rarely use my scanner, so it has had a hard time starting up lately. I cleaned the track by hand and there was a little black residue. I find that the more I use it, the better it works. Would you recommend WD-40 or sewing machine oil or silicone lubricant or graphite lubricant or what?
I had the same problem with my Epson v200 scanner. I took it apart and rubbed - sparingly! - a little white grease in its track. It works fine now, but I have not used it much since I greased it. A tube of white grease should be about $3 in an auto parts store.
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No 90% of scanners have a usb connector. it would be rare if the connectors fit but data wasn't transferred. Scanner and printer cords these days are fairly universal. The older ones took a book as thick as a oil filter reference book. Part A of the Question asked if pwr supply changes ability to scan.Normally I'd say no but if they've linked in to save room its possible. Still most manufactures separate power distribution with the different boards controlling different functions.Not scanning usually is serious of trouble that it throws a code. almost all digital equipt. throw a code It was one of the benefits aquired by digital.Having I/O input output boards, system boards and control boards are all to isolate jobs the scanner does. There is an image and scan boards also. My point being is that its rare to have the scanner power up but not scan AND it being the same cause; lack of pwer somewhere. My experience has shown it to be a programming issue or a sensor or a "ribbon cable" (very flat and follows the scanner bar)
hope this helps a smidge ~~~SC
Then, I have changed the setting into ScanGear CS/Settings/Preferences/Scanner/Shut off lamp time:
I have increase the value to 28 min.
Since my scanner is up on a cold shelf, I have put a newspaper right under as a cozy blanket, and I have noticed a great difference on the next scans
There is no lock on the Visioneer 5800 USB scanner. I had the same problem with my 5800 and finally noticed that the scanner lamp was going bad. I replaced it with a good lamp out of an old Acer parallel port scanner that even had the same plug, noticed that an older HP that I have sitting around would have interchanged as well. My 5800 now works great and has been tried on both 98SE and XP with SP2.
Is the line in the same location everytime? Then the there is dust on the glass. If it keeps shifting, wipe the photographs before scanning. If the line appears same thickness at the same location, may be the scan module is damaged, but this is generally rare.
S. Mohan. Chennai, India