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.
Julia Olsen: Wonderful directions. Thank you all for the added information as well. My scanner is like new.
Paul Garmon: 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!
lotsoflavender31: MAGIC! Worked like a charm, many thx.
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!!
jwvdkiv: Rockstar...worked like a charm...wish I had a magnet for your trick at the end. Thanks for the post!
Kim Espen Tepstad: Fantastic video. You just made my scanner a new life. Awesome!!
sticky170: Nice video, this saved me a lot of fuss. Thanks.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Douglas James: THANK YOU!!
You have saved my scanner.Thanks also for the screwdriver tip.
bluesillybear: Great job in explaining this procedure.
joaofood: I will Give it a go!!!!!
Rogier Willems: Use a screwdriver with a magnetic bit :-)
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.
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