F9: Scanning with canon lide-30 (USB) produces awful noises

joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Fri Jul 4 08:48:29 UTC 2008

Tim wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 09:48 +0200, joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de wrote:
>> my scanner is an USB scanner, Canon Lide-30. Since some weeks,
>> sometimes when scanning, the scanner produces awful noises during scan
>> (like a saw), and the scanner input is unusable.
> I've had something similar, but my scanner is old, and the toothed belt
> that drives the sled up and down isn't as flexible as it used to be.  If
> I pull the belt out of the mechanism, it doesn't spring back into a
> circular shape, it stays in a long thin loop, as if it were still
> wrapped around the cogs.  Sometimes it does skip some teeth the first
> time I use it after it's sat untouched for weeks, or months.


thanks for your answer, but, again, I think it's a software problem 
because I have no problems under WinXP.

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>

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