Does your scanner have the virtual rescan software? If so, there is a skew
setting option in the virtual rescan software. If you have gone down that road,
then it could be the feeder rollers not turning uniformly and/or the assembly
bar (rollers attached to it) not turning uniformly.
If the authorized service technician cannot fix the problem, then I would
check with your vendor about swapping your defective scanner for a new scanner
to resolve your problem.
"Schuffman, Jan (DCSO)" wrote:
> We're using a Fujitsu Imaging Scanner, model M4097D, and have been having a
> particular problem with it since we began using it at the end of 2001. We'd
> appreciate hearing from others who use this (or another) Fujitsu scanner as
> to whether you've experienced a similar problem, OR from others who use
> different scanners that have had a similar problem, as to how it was
> Problem: It skews the output 75% of the time or more when using the
> automatic document feeder. The pages appear to be going in straight but,
> with no predictability or pattern at all, the output will be skewed. It's
> not so bad that it renders the document functionally useless, but it's
> immediately visible to the casual observer and looks very unprofessional and
> sloppy, and is not acceptable particularly from an expensive new machine.
> When an image comes out skewed, we have to just feed it through again and
> again till it comes out straight, since we can't figure out what's causing
> it, so we are also losing a lot of productivity - our imaging tech tells me
> that the last few days, the problem has occurred on as many as 90% of the
> We've had the local Fujitsu authorized service guy out here twice over this,
> for a total of three days. He's essentially dissected and rebuilt the thing,
> including some new components. The last time he was here (last week) we saw
> for ourselves that it was working fine before he left, but the problem began
> again the next day. As a government entity, we can't just call and demand a
> new machine - we have hoops to jump through, and we'll be jumping through
> them again soon.
> We can't discern any pattern or cause-and-effect relationship at all. For
> instance, in a stack of 10 sheets, on the first pass pages 1, 2, and 3 might
> be skewed and the rest fine. Feed those same papers through again, and pages
> 6, 9, and 10 might be skewed. Next time, all of them. Next time, only pages
> 2 and 4. The same randomness also affects single-sheet feeds - feed it once
> and it's skewed, feed the same sheet through again and it's fine. Next
> single sheet might be fine first time. Next one might have to be fed through
> five or more times till we get lucky and get a straight image. This also
> means that we can't recreate the problem on demand.
> FWIW, we're using Adobe 5.0. Our drivers are current. The problem happens
> with all different sizes of paper, with images in portrait and landscape
> orientation. There are no strange sounds or smells emanating from the
> scanner. All the external guides on the automatic feeder are lined up right.
> Using the flatbed, everything comes out straight.
> Anybody else using a Fujitsu scanner that is having/has had a similar
> problem using the automatic document feeder, or producing skewed output for
> other reasons? We're wondering whether this is a problem with this line of
> Thanks for your time, and any comments or suggestions you may have.
> Jan Schuffman, Assistant Records Manager
> Davidson County Sheriff's Office - Nashville, TN
> www.nashville-sheriff.net <http://www.nashville-sheriff.net>
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