Online Reference Guide


Maintenance and Troubleshooting


Cleaning the scanner
Replacing the fluorescent lamp

Cleaning the scanner

To keep your scanner operating at its best, you should clean it periodically, as described below.

Unplug the power cord.

Clean the outer case with a cloth dampened with mild detergent and water.

If the glass of the document table gets dirty, clean it with a soft dry cloth. If the glass is stained with grease or some other hard-to-remove material, use a small amount of glass cleaner and a soft cloth to remove it. Wipe off all remaining liquid.

Be sure that there is no dust on the glass of the document table. Dust can cause white spots in your scanned image.

  • Be careful not to scratch or damage the glass of the document table, and do not use a hard or abrasive brush to clean it. A damaged glass surface can decrease the scanning quality.
  • Never use alcohol, thinner, or corrosive solvent to clean the scanner. These chemicals can damage the scanner components as well as the case.
  • Be careful not to spill liquid into the scanner mechanism or electronic components. This could permanently damage the mechanism and circuitry.
  • Do not spray lubricants inside the scanner.
  • Never open the scanner case.


Replacing the fluorescent lamp

The luminosity of the fluorescent lamp declines over time. If the lamp breaks or becomes too dim to operate normally, the scanner stops working and the indicator light rapidly flashes red. When this happens, the lamp assembly must be replaced. For details, contact your dealer.

Never open the case of the scanner. If you think repairs or adjustments are necessary, consult your dealer.


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