[sane-devel] WARNING: Epson 2480/2580 in transparency mode, 2400 DPI

Oliver Schwartz Oliver.Schwartz@gmx.de
Sun, 22 May 2005 14:03:44 +0200

Hi all,

I've received a report from a user who was left with a broken scanner 
after using the Epson 2480 in transparency mode in 2400 DPI with 
xsane. According to the report the scanner power light went red and 
the scanner "smelled hot". After power-cycling the scanner it was not 
possible to scan anymore.

Since I cannot rule out any misbehaviour of the SnapScan driver I urge 
all Epson 2480/2580 users not to try 2400 DPI in transparency mode. 
I've disabled the code in CVS, but of course that doesn't change the 
behaviour of your SANE installation until a new version is installed. 

Having said that, it's the first report of that kind that I have 
received and the code hasn't been touched for a long time. I don't 
own any Epson scanner so I cannot verify the report myself. It's also  
possible that the scanner of that user broke down for other reasons. 
If you have been using the transparency adapter of the 2480/2580 
successfully with 2400 DPI or if you noticed any strange behaviour to 
confirm the report, please let me know.