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LiDE 300 - Lines on my scan

LT29
New Contributor

Hello everyone - 

Vertical lines are appearing down the middle of my scans. I have cleaned the glass thoroughly, as suggested, but these lines keep popping up. I can't afford to replace my scanner and am really hoping to find a DIY fix for the problem. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Liz

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shadowsports
Esteemed Contributor

Greetings,

Lines in images from a scanner are most often related to a mechanical issue.

You can test your unit with another system. If the behavior continues, you'll have your answer.  Canon scanners come with a 1 yr warranty. 

As of this posting, both are available directly from Canon.  

Lide300 $69

Lide 400 $89

 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2(v1.1.0) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra ~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6

LT29
New Contributor

Thank you for responding to me. 

As noted in my post, I can't afford to replace my scanner and am looking for ways that I may be able to fix it on my own. Ideally, I would like to know WHY it is making these awful lines. 

LT29
New Contributor

PS: I am particularly irked by this scenario because I bought the scanner in June of 2020. It is not that old nor has it seen much action.