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Scanning slides with anoscan 4200F

When scanning slides, the scanner scans 2 or 4  slides OK and  then starts scanning part of the slide mount on the left, and cutting off the corresponding amount on the right. If I leave it for a day or two it will scan 2 or 4 slides OK but then starts scanning the mounts again.  The local agents attitude is "buy a new scanner"!!!   The scanning on the platen gives no problems.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    I'm having the same problem, only the scanner won't scan the slides properly at all. I'll try updating the firmware.

  • brucelyn Jul 23, 2008

    I also am only able to scan a few slides, and then the scanner seems to scan part of the boarder of the slide and not the entire picture. It seems to work when there is a break between tasks, but is very erratic...Help! The first few scans work o.k...

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    probleme de scan des diapo




  • mauojedar Feb 09, 2009

    the scanner scans 2 or 4 slides OK and then starts scanning part of the slides

  • whildebrandt Mar 16, 2009

    When scanning slides, the scanner scans 2 or 4 slides OK and then
    starts scanning part of the slide mount on the left, and cutting off
    the corresponding amount on the right. If I leave it for a day or two
    it will scan 2 or 4 slides OK but then starts scanning the mounts
    again. The
    scanning on the platen gives no problems.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    All connentions are ok. Scanner will work sometimes and sometimes will not respond. After not working for days or weeks, don't know what makes it start to work again. Right now it won't respond.?????

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Scanner is scanning very light on the back page. The front page is good however. Is there anything I can look at as far as settings or even the camera in the scanner?

    Scanning very light on the back page. The front page is good however. Is there anything I can look at as far as settings or even the camera in the scanner?

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Have you tried checking for a firmware update from the manufacturer?

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