Scanners can be taken apart to be cleaned:
'You want to clean the inside?'
'Well, its dirty ikayak, thats why.'
Ok take it apart, remember the screw sequences; that aint hard normally for scanners.
Put it this way there aint any little brushes or nanobots to clean it for you in there... you gotta do it manually. Use something alcohol based to lose smears and actual residue. It its dust then use a hairdryer and a soft SOFT brush that doesn't have any dust on it itself... you'll just make it worse.
I hope your scans are clearer now!
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It's possible that the black lines you're experiencing are an internal
image adjustment issue with the scanner itself. If the scanner glass is
otherwise clean, try going to the Canon DR2050/2080 utilities installed
as part of the set up of your scanner and running the Adjustment Tool -
it asks you to place the "adjustment paper" in the scanner. The term,
"adjustment paper," appears to mean anything which has an image or text
on it. Be sure you clean the scanner first before running this utility.
It will have you put the "adjustment paper" through twice, and that in
turn should remove the black lines in your scans, as long as there is
no dust on the scanner glass. Office Depot sells cleaner sheets for
laser and inkjet printers which also work on faxes and scanners and which will clean the glass for you.
What you will need
A - magnetic screw driver
B - glass cleaner
C - Flat blade dinner knife the sort that where around 30 to 40 years ago with the plastic ivory looking handles they have a round edge at the end that type
C - Patience
To clean the platen on the Canon 8000f
1. Take the lid off
2. At the bottom of the post holes remove the 2 small screws
3. Turn scanner over and remove the 2 screws underneath
4 this is were patience comes in and the flat bladed knife insert the blade at the corner and twist gently you will notice at the back centre 3 clips holding the black section of plastic in place the black plastic cover shoud pop off with gentle twisting of the knife blade
5. Whe the black plastic cover pops it's then a matter of sliding the platen backwards.
6. Clean glass with Amway Cryastal Clear or Windowlene
7. Then work backwards to replace the parts magnet screw driver is a help here.
9. I figured that if you break the tabs being a bit to heavy handed don't worry because its held in place with 4 screws and the way the plastic is designed
10. Patience is the key as well as those plastic clips at the back.
11. Oh and don't forget to unplug it first
12. A nice clean Scanner
13. Had a problem with loading the latest software from Canon (Win7)drivers it would load and then run but would then disappear, Toolbox 4.1 won't load when you use your disc, I'm not sure what I did but I eventualy got the Toolbox 4.1 to load from the disc by finding the application on the disc and running that, it seemed to be hit and miss because I tried several times.
Clean the scanner glass with a lint-free cloth and some vinegar or ammonia-free window cleaner. Hope this helps you. Please If this solutions solves you problem, please do not forget to rate my solution. If not, then please comment back so I can help some more
I have the same issue with mine and there are 2 image sensors on this scanner. 1 in the back that you will see when you open the front that has a meteal shield covering the top half, and one in the fold out front that faces the inside. These are the "glass" sections everyone is refering to. Problem is, they are plexiglass, not glass and mine has a tiny scratch in the lens that is causing the line. This could be your problem. find the lens and use a LED flashlight to inspect your lens for scratches. If its scratched like mine, the entire module has to be replaced to fix it. The canon part number is MH7-7038 and they range from $125-$160 if you replace it yourself. The one in the front is easy to do, but the back one is a little tricky. Hope this helps. E. Alexander, Field Tech, Cummins-Allison
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