Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not stated
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/NT/ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.0.2071.1 / 01 Jun 1999
Microtek ScanMaker V310 is a flatbed scanner produced by Microtek. A flatbed scanner is some kind of optical scanner with a flat surface where one can place the documents which he or she intends to scan. It is especially useful when scanning documents which are bound. Flatbed scanners usually have a glass plane which is also referred to as a platen. Beneath this glass pane is a bright light which is used to shed light on the pane. The images which are supposed to be scanned are then put on the glass plane facing downwards and the opaque cover placed lowered to keep out any other light from outside. The sensor array as well as the light source then move up and down, reading the material that is to be scanned. Thus images will only be visible as per the light that they reflect.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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Images which are transparent cannot be scanned in this manner and will have to use some special accessories which will shed light on them from the top. There are many scanners which provide this option. For this Microtek scanner to function properly, users are advised to always ensure that the driver version they are using is the latest and the correct one. Using a wrong or outdated version of the driver is likely to generate conflict within the device and produce errors within the work of the scanner. To avoid such errors from occurring, it is advisable for the user to always update the driver, at least every month or even more often if it is possible to do so. This will ensure that the driver version is always the latest. As a precaution, Microtek ScanMaker v310 users should create windows backup when updating the driver. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Microtek ScanMaker V310 errors before installing any driver updates.