Epson V600 glass cleaning. . .

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Bill Bowes, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. I seemed to have fixed the color stripe problem. Not sure what I did or if it will come back. Thanks for the help.
  2. Thanks for the heads up RJ on the "other" parts of the scanner. . . I was asleep-at-the-wheel when I finally got into the V600. So far three rolls have been scanned & I do not see any sharpness problem, but I will think of these ideas next time I pop the baby open!
    Ross, did you take the unit apart again & check those cable headers for the fix?? Aloha, Bill
  3. I have haze in mine too, so this is going to be a huge help. Thanks for the time and effort in posting!
  4. I took it apart again and the stripe problem is still there. At first I thought it was cured but sometimes it's a pink stripe and sometimes a blue stripe. The blue stripe is not easy to see so I think I was just missing it. I also seemed to have broken the ISRD function. It no longer works. Anyway I am not going to mess around with it anymore.
  5. "I took it apart again and the stripe problem is still there."

    - That sounds like a speck of dust sitting on the 3-line sensor and partially blocking one or more of the strips of RGB filtered 'pixels'.

    Often the lens and sensor assembly isn't fully enclosed, so locating the scanner lens and using an air blower behind it might well shift the offending particle from the sensor. The lens and sensor are located behind a delicate 45 degree mirror, so at your own risk obviously.

  6. Thanks for the tip but with the ISRD broken I am not going to work on it again. As it is now I can still use it with fresh developed negatives which is what I do the most. However I am going to purchase a new V600 shortly or possibly the V800. I am just trying to decide if I want to buy a 4x5 or not. E6 photography with a 4x5 would possibly yield some great things in print and some terrible news to the wallet. I did just upload a photo that I took this morning with Ektar at Gibson beach in the classic camera forrum. Scanned with my broken scanner.
  7. That oughtta kill the little b&$+@rds!
  8. I ordered a new one this morning. Plan to keep the old one for possible parts and will just store it away in the box the new one arrives in. . Thank you for all the help but I am just a poor scanner repairman. Glad I am not replacing a V700 or 800.
  9. The new V600 is up and running and I have no issues with it's operation. My already installed software works no problem.
  10. Bill, I have an Epson V600 and I got some adhesive on the plate from some old photos taken out of an album. Lens cleaner does not take care of it. What should I use to remove the bits of scum?
  11. I don't think I've ever seen Newton Rings, has any one got a picture or scan to show me what they look like.

    I'm using an Epson V800 with an Epson V700 4 strip 35mm negative holder, I initially thought having the 4 strip holder would speed up the scanning process, ie fewer changes of strips in the negative holder. This is not so. With the V800's 3 strip holder you have to load it twice for scanning a 36 frame film. Once for the first 18 frames and once again for the second 18. With the 4 strip holder, you still have to load it twice, once for the first 24 and then again for remaining 12 frames. Maybe Epson was on to something by offering two holders of each for format with the V850, load the next holder while the first one is scanning. Maybe I'll switch back to the 3 strip holders for their ability to hold the film flat.

    Isrd doesn't work on B&W, but you already knew that.
  12. Another dead thread.
  13. greg_nixon|2 said
  14. Hi Greg,

    I will look in my sloppy work has generated such things. IIRC they are related to reflections. You will get them when scanning the glossy side of the negative whe nthe image isn't quite flat. I suspect if you google this qou will find answers too. IF you imagine the irridesence you see in a soap bubble that is distorted rings.. something like that but then flat on a scan.
  15. Bill, thank you for the instructions!

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