Scanner troubleshooting

Scanner troubleshooting

Scanner troubleshooting

Prevent paper jams

Try these suggestions to prevent a paper jam:

  • Scan fewer pages at one time
  • Scan similar sizes of documents in one batch (receipts, cards, photos, documents)
  • Adjust the width of the paper guide to just a little wider than the width of your documents
  • Ensure the documents are all centered over the paper feeder
 

Resolve a paper jam

Resolve ScanSnap paper jams

If you happen to have a paper jam, simply lift the lever on the right hand side of the ScanSnap to open the scanner and gently remove the paper.

 

Problems with Wi-Fi scanning

If your scanner is not connecting via Wi-Fi, try these steps:

  • Ensure the Wi-Fi antenna on the back of your scanner is switched to the On position.
  • Run the ScanSnap Wireless Setup Tool for Evernote Edition. Find and run the tool from inside your programs or applications menu.
    • Windows: Programs > ScanSnap Evernote Edition > ScanSnap Wireless Setup Tool for Evernote Edition
    • Mac: Applications > ScanSnap Evernote Edition > ScanSnap Wireless Setup Tool for Evernote Edition
  • Check which type of security your wireless network is set up with. Most wireless networks will work just fine. If you run into any issues please visit the Help & Learning site for assistance.
 

Improve business card accuracy

Business card settings in ScanSnap Manager software

You may be able to improve the accuracy of business card scans by adjusting the scan quality. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open the ScanSnap Manager Evernote Edition
  2. Choose the Business Cards tab
  3. Select "Best" from the "Image resolution" dropdown menu
  4. Select "Low" from the "Compression" dropdown menu
 

Prevent problems with regular scanner maintenance

It's a good idea to keep both the scanner contacts and rollers clean. The following videos walk you through how to clean contacts and rollers, and how to order replacement rollers when necessary.

Cleaning the glass video
Cleaning the glass video

Cleaning the glass

If stray marks, dots, lines or residue appear on your scanned documents, you might need to clean your scanner's glass.

Cleaning the rollers video
Cleaning the rollers video

Cleaning the rollers

If pages are consistently slipping or tilting or many pages are going through the scanner at the same time, try cleaning the rollers so they grab the paper better.

Replacing the rollers video
Replacing the rollers video

Replacing the rollers

The rollers should last for one year or 200,000 scans. If you have tried cleaning the rollers and pages still do not feed properly, replace the rollers. Rollers can be purchased online.

 
 

Still can't find what you're looking for?

See the ScanSnap support page or the Evernote Help & Learning site for more detailed troubleshooting tips.

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