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Blue Background on Scanned Image: USB Twain Scan Driver Anomaly Not Observable with Network Scan

Document ID:SO4670

Usergroup :External


Blue haze; Blue hue; Background noise; Twain driver quality; Scan issue; Scan quality issue


X340 MFP


What you will see

A blue hue or blue background appears behind an image acquired from an X340 or X342 MFP. This does not occur with a network scan-to-PC.  

Problem environment

ConnectionTWAIN image acquisitionOperating system
USBYesMicrosoft Windows

Suggested fix

You can alleviate this problem as follows: 
  1. Download the X34x_ICC_Update File.
  2. Using WinZip, expand the self-extracting executable file to an easy-to-find destination.
  3. Double-click on the icc.exe file to automatically update the file located in Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color.icc 
  4. You must select Lexmark X342n Twain when using Twain in order for the fix to work. 
  5. You will also need to make sure that color adjustment is selected.  Click here for an illustration.  

Contacting Lexmark

If you require additional assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical SupportNOTE: When calling for support, you will need the machine/model type and serial number (SN) of your printer.
Please call from near the computer and printer in case the technician asks you to perform a task on one or both of these devices.

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