04 – Cleaning the scan equipment

How to clean the platen (Instructions from Epson manual)

  • Press the power to turn┬áthe scanner off, and unplug the power cord.
    • Caution: Always unplug the scanner before cleaning.
  • Use a soft, damp cloth and mild detergent to clean the outer case.
    • Caution: Be careful not to spill liquid or let water get into the scanner mechanism
      or electronic components. This could permanently damage them.
    • Never use alcohol, thinner, or corrosive solvent to clean the scanner. These
      chemicals can damage the scanner components as well as the case.
  • Clean dust and smudges from the document cable glass with a soft, dry cloth (a
    microfiber glass cleaning cloth is recommended). You can also use compressed air
    spray cleaner.

    • To remove grease, use pretreated lens or scanner wipes, or a small amount of glass
      cleaner on a soft cloth. Dry the document table glass afterwards.
    • Caution: Never spray glass cleaner directly on the document table. Always spray
      it on a cloth first and then wipe the glass .
    • Never use a harsh or abrasive brush or cleaning product to clean the document
      table. A damaged glass surface can decrease the scanning quality.
    • Avoid leaving photos on the scanner glass for extended periods of time, or
      residue from the photos may adhere to the glass.