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Scanner Help?
What does it mean when your scanner scans blue and pink lines all over the image you're scanning? It's never done this before and didn't do it before I left for Northern California, I don't know why it would do this now. How can this be fixed?
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From: birdrock Date: April 17th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Based on my VERY limited knowledge of your situation, I'd be willing to bet it's because you did not 'lock' your scanner before you moved it. On the underside of most (probably all) scanners there is a mechanism to lock the lamp in place to prevent it from being damaged or put out of place by jostling. You have to 'lock' the lamp anytime you move the scanner or else the lamp could be put out of alignment by any movement.

I learned about this firsthand when my dad forgot to lock my first scanner and just driving across town killed it, even though I though he packed it safely.

Anytime you move your scanner...across the room or across the state, lock it. They are pretty fragile, sensitive things! Bumping that lamp will cause the same type of symptoms (lines through the image or broken image) that you describe.

Unfortunately you may need to replace it. :/
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 17th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't move the scanner at all though. I didn't take it with me, I used Wes's scanner.

So I need to replace the lamp or replace the whole scanner? =/
From: birdrock Date: April 17th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea. Mine was only worth about $50 on eBay when it finally got broken so I opted to just replace the whole thing instead of dick around with repairs.
aurorawolf From: aurorawolf Date: April 17th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mine does that now and then. Always has. Sometimes it will scan black too. However, usually just scanning the image again, or unplugging it and plugging it back in/restarting the comp will fix it. Good luck!
spotweld From: spotweld Date: April 18th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Is it an HP scanjet?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 18th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
HP Precisionscan
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