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I have a lot of purple lines running through scans

I can't use certain sections of the scanner because the lines run right through the scan.  It's really bad on the top section of the scanner.  I have these large documents I need to scan and just can't get it done.  The scanner is about 8 years old, is it fixable or correctable, or time for a new one?

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Don't waste your scanner ! ;-)

First question:
Is the glass platen inside clean?

I think you should urgently do a color adjustment.
By 8 years using the lamp become darker and the light spectrum change in some wave lenghts the intensity.
If you are using silverfast you should use a silverfast calibration target.
Good luck !





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