Bug 100659 - sane destroys the Epson 1260 scanner
Summary: sane destroys the Epson 1260 scanner
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sane-backends   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://www.gjaeger.de/scanner/plustek...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-24 03:17 UTC by Marco De la Cruz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-14 16:02:28 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2003:247 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated SANE packages prevent hardware damage 2003-10-14 04:00:00 UTC

Description Marco De la Cruz 2003-07-24 03:17:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
It's simple, really: at certain resolutions the sane-backend
which ships with Red Hat 9 (1.0.9-5) blows a fuse in the Epson
1260. The above URL shows the problem, and the one below gives
a solution if you're good with a soldering kit:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start xsane
2. Scan something at 2400dpi
3. Kaboom

Actual Results:  Scanner dies horribly.

Expected Results:  Scanner does not die horribly/a picture

Additional info:

Although 2400dpi is out of spec, I think mine blew at 1200dpi
(can't check it now, can I? :) In any case there are problems
even at 800dpi (motor makes strange noises, I did notice that
but it didn't fry my scanner).

This problem has been solved in sane 1.0.10 or higher, so
really the only thing that has to be done is to package the
rpms and put them on updates.redhat.com.

Although there are workarounds I've chosen "High" severity
since this bug actually cost me money!

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-07-24 09:34:07 UTC
Since 1.0.8 was the first version to support the scanner at all, these versions
are affected and will need updates:

Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-10-14 16:02:28 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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