Question about Epson Perfection 1670 Flatbed Scanner
I had the same problem and I figured out how to fix it. First I unplugged the scanner. Then I bit the cables in half. Next I hit the scanner as hard as possible with a hammer. Then I put it on the floor and jumped on it a few times. After that I covered it with gas and set it on fire. Finally I peed on it as it burned. Then I got a new scanner- an HP.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Same problem. I was about to buy a new scanner, I tried
Best Solution posted on Apr 22, 2008 (above) and it worked.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
This is a standard procedure that can be varied to fix many problems. It fixed my Epson Perfection 1670 no preview image problem.
1. Disconnect USB scanner cable. 2. Download latest Epson scanner driver. 3. Run scanner driver, choosing Uninstall instead of Install. 4. Run a Spotlight search for 'Epson'. 5. Delete all files and folders related to the Epson scanner (more difficult if you have multiple Epson peripherals). 6. Restart computer. 7. Re-install Epson driver. 8. Re-connect USB scanner cable.
If there is an error saying that certain files are in use, you can use the Activity Monitor utility to shut them down.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
Here's how I fixed it. Remove Epson Scan and "Scanner Software". Disconnect scanner. Unplug scanner from power. Reinstall latest driver from Epson for 1670. Reboot. XP finds hardware and runs installation, click continue anyway. Reboot again. Plug power to scanner, hook up USB...ouila!
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
Hi, i had the same problem with the blank image, i did what adrian said and i change the usb port but the problem still exist.I'll shut it down and i'll wait a wile and then i'll decide if i have to buy a new one. also thank you all for the help.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
I had same problem. Neither the recommendations on EPSON's web page nor reinstalling EPSON's latest driver for Windows Vista helped. Then I tried Adrian's 2-step fix (above). Worked like a champ!!! thanks!
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
I had this problem also. The solution given above by Adrian worked for me. No need to wait two days. Thanks for all of your help!
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
I also had the same problem after a sudden power failure. I followed the advice to switch it off (and then to leave it off for a few days). I did not need the scanner over the weekend and fotgot about it. When I switched it back on this morning, it works fine.
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
I have exactly the same problem .
The solution found after many trials that seems to work is:
Connect the scanner ( first the power plug ,secondly the USB ) - alowing the required delay between each operation ,BUT DO THIS only after you have turned on the PC !
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
I had the same bug these days , also tried everything with no avail . Suddenly the scanner started working .
I have 2 suggestions to give : First try the scanner on another PC . Secondly seems to me ( as a hardware engineer ) that the problem is related somehow to the USB ports , try to remove other USB devices at the same time . Good Luck to all of us
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
As per the Solution posted by "Guest" on Nov 20th, this does appear to work. My scanner has been turned off for over a week now and I just plugged it back in and it does work. This has worked for me in the past as well, but sometimes 2 days isn't enough. As a graphic artist, waiting for my scanner to work when it "feels like it" is sort of a hassle!
Thanks for the tip Guest : )
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
I had the same problem. I found the fix for mine on another sight. I simply UNPLUGGED the scanner for 2 days, plugged it back in and now it works!!! So much for the high tech fixes !!!
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
OK ensure you have the Latest drivers for your scanner, also check the Colour Depth that it is to be used with. Also ensure you have the latest Video Card Drivers installed and that OVERLAY is enabled. Of course check all ports and cables too.
Posted on Aug 03, 2007
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