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Note: Many Epson drivers are supplied via Apple's Software Update and may already be installed on your system. However, on each of the 4 rolls of film I subsequently scanned, at least once in the process the scanner stopped and I got a pop up message telling me to close the lid or remove the document mat. I'm not convinced the problem is related to my download, but I wonder if anyone else has experienced a similar issue? In my case happens only scanning films, though.
So you think its a bug in the driver, then? I think I have some kind of resolution, albeit not perfect.
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Neverthless, perhaps it will help others. That didn't help at all since they had not understood my problem or perhaps just sent me their canned response. I contacted Epson again and they told me to call them for help. I did that. They answered promptly after a few keypad selections on the phone. This was a good surprise. The Epson lady asked me to fire up the scanner, go to Configuration, and reset all values to the default.
Then, while she was on the phone I scanned some negs. Of course, Eight negs scanned without incident. With the problem I had been having I would only get maybe 5 or less before the scanner would stop.
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So, I surmised that restoring the scanner to default settings may have solved the problem. I hang up.
I start scanning again. I get to 3 and the scanner stops. Same problem as before! But it got me thinking. When I was on the phone to Epson Lady and simultaneously doing the test scans, I wasn't doing my usual routine, which is to start the scans and then do a little web surfing until the scans are done. I didn't surf while scanning with Epson Lady. So I tried scanning with no web surfing. Scanner works great. Then, scan with surfing.
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Problem again. Scan again with no surfing: no problem. Scan again with surfing: problem. And so on. Quite satisfied now that the Mac Mavericks OS doesn't like to let you operate your scanner in the background while you're web surfing. I suspect it has something to do with the amount of memory required by the PC to perform its various functions.
Do you scan with a high resolution?