[sane-devel] Re: HP Scanjet 4 - Fails to scan with HP-SCL error '10'

Peter Kirchgessner peter@kirchgessner.net
Sun, 25 Aug 2002 21:50:35 +0200

Hi Simon,

error number 10 is called "Gross calibration error". Reason: The scanner 
could not calibrate a substantial number of pixels.
You may be right if you believe in a broken lamp. Maybe the calibration 
area (an area inside the scanner above the scan area) is dirty ?



Simon Wood wrote:

> Hi Peter and the Sane-Devel team,
> As the subject suggest I'm having difficulty getting my Scanjet 4 to scan (it's always been a bit flakey since I got it second hand and has been idle for a few months). I am using a Seagate TMC-850 scsi card, which is also quite crappy.
> I've picked up the latest sane back and front ends, and the hptools but to no avail.
> The failed scanning sequence is:
> Light On, Move to start of Scan, wait a long time (this was causing a SCSI_TIMEOUT till I lengthened it...),
> Light off, wiggle sensor, light on, wait again,
> Light off, 'scan', return to 'base'.
> This results in a long wait for a blank image. I've looked at the SANE_DEBUG_HP stuff but didn't see anything that stood out as an obvious error.
> Using 'hpscan /dev/sg0 -qerror' reports an error code of '10', but this is not listed in the HP-SCL documentation that I found on the web (http://www.nondot.org/sabre/os/incoming/HP-ScanJet-SCL.TXT).
> I suspsect that this means that the lamp has died, can someone please confirm (if you know that this is what the error means) so that I don't waste money on a new lamp if this is not the case.
> Yours,
> Simon Wood.

Peter Kirchgessner