After several years of good service my scanner is now producing images with vertical lines down the image. The objects being scanned are postcards and posted envelopes of various colours. All come out with vertical lines which are visible when the images are inserted in documents. Is the scanner probably knackered or can anyone suggest anything other than scrapping it? Microsoft XP HOME SP3
Thanks, but the unit is sealed and all I can get at is the flat bed glass surface. I can rub that all I like without making any difference. I can see imperfections or stains on the underside of the glass, but I can't get at that side.
be a problem- but now you have got it apart you may repeat may get lucky. The most likely cause of this problem is the failure of one of the elements in the CCD[Charge Coupled Device] that actually 'sees' the image- Remedy- as with all thing electrontrickery - replace the whole unit.
Just on a different tack... how bad are these lines ? If the scan settings are incorrect/altered or too low a DPI setting etc then this can be a symptom... more of a "pattern" than definite stripes or lines though. Hard to say without seeing an image that has the problem.
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