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Title: Calibrate a Strobe Pro Sheetfed Scanner
Article ID: VIS1026
Updated: 8/6/2006
Operating Systems: Windows XP / 2000 / Me / 98
Scanner Models: StrobePro, StrobePro NT, StrobePro Mac
After scanning an item with sheetfed scanner, the image that is displayed on the PaperPort Desktop is completely black, completely white, is too dim to be recognized, or has streaks.
The Strobe, Strobe Pro or Strobe Pro NT needs to be calibrated.
  1. Launch PaperPort and click on the "Settings" button.
  2. Click on the "Scan Settings" tab.
  3. Move the brightness bar all the way to the left (darker).
  4. Click on the Scanner Setup tab, then click the "Calibration" button.
  5. Calibrate the scanner as per the prompts that should be displayed.
  6. Click on the Scan Settings tab again, moving the brightness bar all the way to the right (lighter).
  7. Click on the "Scanner Setup" tab again, and calibrate as before.
  8. Click on the "Scan Settings" tab a final time, setting the brightness bar to the center.
  9. Click on the "Scanner Setup" tab and calibrate again.
  10. Return to the PaperPort Desktop and try scanning again.
Note: The instructions below are applicable to the Visioneer XP100, XP200, XP300 and RoadWarrior Scanners.
Please click VIS1027 - Clean and Calibrate a Strobe Sheetfed Scanner for instructions on cleaning and calibrating these products.


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