Problem with scanning hardware introduces artifacts when scanning and copying
Posted on 2009-07-07
Artifacts, in the form of specs, have begun showing up when using the scanning capability ofmy old HP OfficeJet G85. They are always present and always in the same place.It manifests the same way particulate residue on the glass would; e.g., if you used "white out" to correct an original.then scanned it before the white out dried, It would leave some of the "white out" liquid on the glass.Until you cleaned the glass, the smudge of "white out" would appear as artifacts on any subsequent scans or copies.
Aways showing up scanning and copying, but never printing suggests to me that it's either particulate matter on the scanning head or the inside of the glass, or some other defect in the scanning head.
Any body have any ideas about what's going on and whether there's anything I can do to try to fix it myself?