LazerLord10: Yeah, my canoscan doesn't have any screws sooo.... yeah.
Berners1: Excellent video! Also found the hints in the comments from whiskfern and
Gizmo42Rodeo to be very useful.
Jay Shaw: Fixed it - Thanks!
Rita50: Right, I got it, I will have to take it to repair.
Ron Yi: Thanks for the video. I cleaned my 8600f by following your instruction and
did it well without any problem. Excellent info!
bill ruggirello: What I found - removal of front plastic.... if you push out on the end of
the gray front piece to get just enough room to slide a flat blade screw
driver in about 3/8" in on black/gray seam it will pop right off. That is
where the hooks are. Pushing on the black piece does not do it. Once the
gray piece is loose both pieces just fall off.
Serge Boschloos: Excellent. Thanks for making this video and sharing it with the community!
Jh Harding: Thanks for your advice, I used it on my Canon 9950F scanner, especially
appreciated tips re the two screws. You saved me at least $60 and a lot of
Becky H.: Thanks a million! We are using this to scan over 50 years of my father's
slides and the film that was building up under the glass was becoming a
problem. You have saved us money and time. Many Thanks!
Richard Kraemer: Thank you for posting this very informative video. I've some dust on the
inside of my scanner glass for years and it was driving me crazy. I would
have never been able to remove it without your help.
I also finally got rid the fog inside of the glass .
Rob Gough: Thanks for the very precise instructions. It all went well!
Douglas James: THANK YOU!! You have saved my scanner.Thanks also for the screwdriver tip.
Page: Rockstar...worked like a charm...wish I had a magnet for your trick at the
end. Thanks for the post!
whiskfern: Thanks so much! I'd read on so many forums that the haziness was "supposed
to be there." One suggestion--to easily remove the end plate, turn the
scanner upside down and fit a small flat screwdriver into the slot between
the gray part of the end plate and the black body of the scanner. With very
little effort, the plate comes right off, and with no damage to all the
little plastic hooks that attach it to the scanner.
sticky170: Nice video, this saved me a lot of fuss. Thanks.
bluesillybear: Great job in explaining this procedure.
Gizmo42Rodeo: Awesome! I bought mine used about a year ago and its always had fog and
dust under the glass. Finally decided to fix it but had no idea how to get
it open until I found this video. The front cover comes off easily by
having the back pointing towards you an pressing down/forward with your
thumbs on the top of the silver piece. Then you can pop it off then pop off
the black piece separately A little dab of grease on the tip of the
screwdriver will also hold the screws while you insert them..
Bruce Kerr: Great video. I just kept stopping it and did it step by step along with the
video. Well done!
autoxtl: Thanks for the excellent tutorial. Finally decided to "just do it". I was
super careful not to break anything; aided in that effort by using a
plastic bladed "spudger tool" that I once got for opening old iPods to
replace their batteries. This let me pry the (relatively soft) plastic
seams apart without damage. Just wish I had bothered to clean it sooner,
since the quality of scans likely suffered somewhat from the slightly
fogged glass. Many thanks again for taking time to document this!
steeltuba: Incredible! I went on to youtube a few minutes ago praying against hope
that there would be some info and there you were! I have the canon 8600f
and it too had fogged glass on the under side.
Rogier Willems: Use a screwdriver with a magnetic bit :-)
Julia Olsen: Wonderful directions. Thank you all for the added information as well. My
scanner is like new.
joaofood: I will Give it a go!!!!!
Kim Espen Tepstad: Fantastic video. You just made my scanner a new life. Awesome!!
Norman Field: Excellent! Thank you very much. I've had my 8600F for probably nearly 5
years and it has done thousands of scans - but, you could easily see that a
film of 'dust' was building up inside, and certain scans were definitely
coming out cloudy. But thanks to your great video, it's now working as new!
Ross Bennett: I used this for my 8800f, other not being able to disconnect the cord from
the top (just meant I had to lay it out when I removed it) and 2 instead of
3 screws on the one side it was the same. I did it to try and figure out
why I was getting the purple line across my scans. I assumed it was one of
the lights in the scanning bar and I used a can of compressed air to blow
it out......no more purple line, like getting a new scanner for free. TY!!
whiskfern: At 4:27 where you start to talk about removing the glass panel--there's a
much easier way than trying to get your fingernails into the seam. Along
the very edge of the scanner between your hands, pretty much midway along
the length--see the tiny slot (about 1/4" wide) right on the very edge of
the scanner? Take a very small flat-bladed screwdriver, insert it into this
slot, and pull the screwdriver toward you. This will release the small
plastic tab which is the only thing holding the glass on.
Gerrit Harteveld: Thanks, worked like a charm. Have this thing for 6 years with the fog. I've
searched it before but only found it was some kind of anti glare coating,
yeah right. :D Looked around for another scanner but this technology seems
not to evolve any more.
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