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Posted on 2011-02-15
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I just installed an old Dell MFP I had to use on my home computer, mostly to scan and print docs. I had used it lots before as a networked device at my office but I recently replaced it. It prints just fine but when I try to scan an image I get triple inmages (see attached). I tried updating the drivers and reinstalling the software but no luck. When I use the Windows XP scan utility it works just fine, but I find that app a be tedious. Any suggestions? Example of attempted scan
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by:Pandemonium1x
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It seems to me the scanner software either has a setting designed to do that or it does not recognize a break in the paper which causes it to do that. Check the options or try to put a dark background paper at the end of the sanned area to see if it causes it to only scan once.
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this is a scanner driver issue, most likely it's incompatable with 32 bit scanning, set it to 24 bit color and it should resolve itself.
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It's got the wrong number of bits in the driver, you can download and reinstall the scanner software from dell, your best bet.
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