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Title: Clean and Calibrate the CardReader 100
Article ID: VIS1029
Updated: 5/27/2005
Operating Systems: Windows XP / 2000 / Me / 98
Scanner Models: CardReader 100
The image quality is maintained and the overall life of the product may be extended with proper cleaning. Your scanner should be cleaned once a week or after every 100 scans to remove dust and paper debris from the rollers and scanning head. If there is any degradation in image quality, you should first try cleaning the scanner followed by re-calibration. This will resolve most image quality issues.
  1. Open the Visioneer BCR software.
  2. Click on the button to open the scanning window.
  3. Click on the "Calibrate" button.
  4. Insert the cleaning sheet and click on "OK".
    1. You may try slightly dampening the cleaning sheet with 95% rubbing alcohol before running it through the scanner. This will help to pick up any dust that is stuck in the scanner.
  5. When this is done you should see "The scanner has been calibrated successfully - Please click on "OK".
  6. Click on the "Calibrate" button.
  7. Insert the calibration page and click on "OK".
  8. Please click "OK" at "The scanner has been calibrated successfully."
  9. Now you should try scanning again to see if image quality has improved.


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