Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Cleaning the LS-2000
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 08:53:03 -0500
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At 03:25 PM 11/6/01 +0200, you wrote:

>Please tell me you haven't moved yours recently. Because then it must be
>dust on the lens, which means it's not my fault! And probably easier to fix.
>Anyone know how to clean a scanner's lens?

Here are directions from somebody on another list to someone who had 
recently dismantled their LS-2000 to clean it:

You may not be happy to hear this, but if you remove the slide adaptor or 
film adaptor so that the front of the scanner is open, then turn the 
scanner on
and wait until the scan head is very nearly at the end of its travel at the
front of the scanner, then turn it back off, the scan head and leans are 
positioned for careful cleaning with Q-tips and lens fluid. You don't have to
undo any screws or take anything apart at all.
See, the head of the scanner always returns to that position when you have no
adapter installed, so that you can install the set screw for transport, if
necessary. So by turning it on and waiting until it moves to the most 
accessible position, you can clean it without disassembling anything.

Tina Manley, ASMP
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