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Question: image capture is saving blank images from scanner

Hi, Ive been using image capture to scan some old printed photos from an Epson WF-7520 and after scanning quite few I noticed the last one was blank white. I checked back through the last 60 or so, and realized that quite a few were blank. It seems to be random, sometimes 2 or 3 in a row are blank, sometimes just 1. I tried to re-scan the last one, but it keeps coming out blank, despite looking OK in image capture. I have since tried re-scanning an earlier one and it won't scan either. mostly there are 2 or 3 photos on each page, and I scanned them all together ( image capture mostly detected, and selected & rotated them correctly). The image I've tried to re-scan several times i'm only selecting it to scan.

Some background:

I'm using a MacBookPro 9,1 running OS X.12.6 connected via Ethernet to my home network, The scanner is connected via wifi to the same network. I'm scanning to an external HD on a Mac mini running OSX 8.5 & Apple server.

A few months ago, I did a clean install of my Macbook pro to get rid of years of cruft ( I had been transferring from previous Macs for about 15 years). When I did that I only installed what I needed, ( and still worked) and didn't install the Epson software. I didn't seem necessary, everything work fine.

Things I've tried

I have restarted everything.

I installed the epson software that came on CD ( wouldn't actually install fully - too old?)

I downloaded latest software from epson and installed that. here http://tech.epson.com.au/downloads/product.asp

They included a file which was labelled EPSON Scan Common Updater, which sounded likely, but its a "DMS" file with no file suffix and I couldn't open it. Looked that up and it appears to be an Amiga disc image?

I ran the epson software updater from that site, the epson software still won't run, and image capture still produces blanks.

Any ideas?

How can I use a "DMS" file ( I tried adding .dmg to it to see if that worked - no luck)

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance

Graeme

MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra (10.12.6), 1Tb SSD, 16GbRAM, 2.7GHz i7 mid2012

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Here is a link to an Epson WF 7520 page with drivers and software for your printer/ scanner.

Make sure the correct Operating System is selected in the drop down, and click all the + buttons to reveal the drivers etc available to you.

https://epson.com/Support/Printers/All-In-Ones/WorkForce-Series/Epson-WorkForce- WF-7520/s/SPT_C11CB58201?review-filter=m…

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Mar 15, 2018 8:55 AM in response to Graeme Edwards In response to Graeme Edwards

Here is a link to an Epson WF 7520 page with drivers and software for your printer/ scanner.

Make sure the correct Operating System is selected in the drop down, and click all the + buttons to reveal the drivers etc available to you.

https://epson.com/Support/Printers/All-In-Ones/WorkForce-Series/Epson-WorkForce- WF-7520/s/SPT_C11CB58201?review-filter=m…

Mar 15, 2018 8:55 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 9:33 AM in response to Graeme Edwards In response to Graeme Edwards

If you get the same results after installing the driver again, try setting up another admin user account to see if the same problem continues. Also try the Safe Mode.


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Mar 15, 2018 9:33 AM

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Mar 16, 2018 2:13 AM in response to dialabrain In response to dialabrain

Well I said where i got the DMS file, one step back from the same place your link goes to.

I have already installed the drivers from that link you include, as I mentioned, but perhaps wasn't clear enough about.

Mar 16, 2018 2:13 AM

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Mar 16, 2018 2:25 AM in response to Graeme Edwards In response to Graeme Edwards

Graeme Edwards wrote:


Well I said where i got the DMS file, one step back from the same place your link goes to.

I have already installed the drivers from that link you include, as I mentioned, but perhaps wasn't clear enough about.

I went to the link you posted and it didn't link to any dms download. But hopefully E.R.'s links will help.

Mar 16, 2018 2:25 AM

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Mar 18, 2018 6:31 AM in response to Graeme Edwards In response to Graeme Edwards

FWIW, I found out what a DMS file was/is…

What is a DMS file?

Compressed Amiga disk image created using The Disk Masher (DMS); originally used by actual Amiga computers to archive floppy disks; now often used to create disk images that can be opened by Amiga emulators, such as Amiga Forever.

No idea where you found it. 😎

Mar 18, 2018 6:31 AM

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Mar 19, 2018 2:49 AM in response to Graeme Edwards In response to Graeme Edwards

So I am on Safari and when I click on the HTTP button it starts to download a zip file.

User uploaded file

From your screenshot you have selected to open the file as a text file, why, select save file, see what happens.

also if it scanned once then its not the Mac or software but might be your connection, can you connect the scanner using USB cable and see if it scans that way.

Mar 19, 2018 2:49 AM

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Mar 19, 2018 2:50 AM in response to dialabrain In response to dialabrain

Right.

So apparently its context sensitive.

so if you go here

http://tech.epson.com.au/

click Downloads, User Guides and Support Videos

then select multifunction printers in the left column and WF 7520 in the right column,

then click on Max OSX 10.12.x ( yeh I know misspelt)

it takes you here. (screenshot)

User uploaded file

The highlighted

EPSON Scan Common Updater

Mac OS X 10.11.x, Max OSX 10.12.x

looks like it might be it.

Now just looking at that I realise, it says its a zip file in the description, so I've added .zip to the downloaded file name, and it works. I've installed the patch, and will try again.

Mar 19, 2018 2:50 AM

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