HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide

How to Install Auto Feeder HP 5590 I Pro 2000 I 4500 I 3000 S3 | Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10 & MAC PC

how to use the scanner

This manual describes how to use the hp scanjet 5590 digital flatbed scanner and its accessories, resolve installation problems, and reach customer support.

For installation and setup procedures, see the setup poster. For scanning-software procedures, see the HP Photo & Imaging software Help.

install the scanning software

Choose from the following three options when installing the scanner software.

See the Readme file on your CD for more information about the TWAIN drivers.

To learn more about TWAIN, you can also visit http://www.twain.org.

front panel and accessories overview

This section presents an overview of the scanner front panel, the transparent materials adapter (TMA), and the automatic document feeder (ADF).

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automatic document feeder (ADF)

The hp scanjet 5590 digital flatbed scanner has an automatic document feeder (ADF) that you can use to scan multiple documents quickly and easily. For more information about the ADF, see how to scan from the automatic document feeder on page 7.

transparent materials adapter (TMA)

You can use the transparent materials adapter (TMA) to scan 35 mm slides or negatives. For more information about the TMA, see how to scan slides and negatives on page 9.

scanning overview

You can start scanning in one of three ways: from the front-panel buttons, from the HP Director, or from other software programs.

scan from the scanner front-panel buttons

The front-panel buttons on the scanner provide shortcuts to frequently used scanning functions, such as scanning documents and pictures. Instructions for using the front-panel buttons are located in this manual.

Note: The HP Photo & Imaging software must be installed to use the front-panel buttons and the TMA.

scan from the HP Director

Scan from the HP Director when you want more control over your scan, such as when you want to preview the image before the final scan.

To start the HP Photo & Imaging software, double-click the HP Director icon on the desktop. The HP Director window appears. From this window you can scan, view, or print images; use online Help; and more.

If the HP Director icon is not on the desktop, on the Start menu, point to Programs or All Programs, point to Hewlett-Packard, point to the name of your scanner or to Scanners, and then click Photo & Imaging Director.

Note: The HP Director is available only when the HP Photo & Imaging software is installed.

scan from other software programs

You can scan an image directly from an open file in one of your software programs if the program is TWAIN-compliant. Generally, the program is compliant if it has an option such as Acquire, Scan, or Import New Object. If you are unsure whether the program is compliant or what the option is, see the documentation for that program.

select original types

You have two choices for original type: Document or Picture. The scanner optimizes settings based on your choice. Use the following guidelines to determine the best original type for your needs.

If your original consists ofSelect this original type
Text, or both text and graphicsDocument
A printed photograph or graphicPicture

scan documents

Use the SCAN DOCUMENT button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 23 ) to scan documents.
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  1. Place the originals face-down on the scanner glass, as indicated by the reference mark, or face-up in the ADF.

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  1. Press the SCAN DOCUMENT button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 23 ). The What are you scanning? dialog box appears.
  1. Choose the appropriate settings, and then click Scan.
  1. When you are finished scanning, click Done. The software sends the scanned file to the specified location.

Note: If you want to preview scans before they are sent to their destination, see preview a scanned image.

Note: To create a searchable PDF from your scan, select the Scan for editable text (OCR)? option in the What are you scanning? dialog box. When you are done scanning your document, save it as a PDF. For more information about OCR scanning, see scan text for editing on page 6.

scan pictures

Use the SCAN PICTURE button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 31HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 33HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 35 ) to scan printed photos, graphics, slides, or negatives.

  1. Place the original face-down on the scanner glass, as indicated by the reference marks, and close the lid.
  1. Press the SCAN PICTURE button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 37).
  1. When you are finished scanning, click Done. The image is scanned into the HP Photo & Imaging Gallery.

Note: If you want to preview scans before they are sent to their destination, see preview a scanned image.

Tip: The HP Scanning software can automatically correct your pictures or restore faded colors in old pictures. To turn picture correction on or off, select Auto Correct Photos from the Basic menu of the HP Director, and then choose the options you want.

preview a scanned image

By default, the software does not prompt you to preview the scan when you use any of the front-panel buttons on the scanner.

If you want to preview the scanned file, either begin the scan from the

HP Director instead of using the buttons on the front of the scanner, or change the button settings in the HP Director to allow previews.
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For more information about changing button settings to preview scans, see preview a scanned image in the online Help.

Note: There is no preview image for the copy function.

save a document to a disk or CD

Use the FILE DOCUMENTS button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 41HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 43 ) to save scanned documents to a disk, such as a hard disk or a CD.

  1. Place the original face-down on the scanner glass, as indicated by the reference marks, or face-up in the ADF.
  1. Press the FILE DOCUMENTS button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 41HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 43 ). The What are you scanning? dialog box appears.
  1. Choose the appropriate settings, and then click Scan.
  1. When you are finished scanning, click Done. The Save As dialog box appears.
  1. Select a folder in the Save As dialog box, type a file name, and then select a file type. Click OK. The software saves the document to the specified folder.

Note: If you want to preview scans before they are sent to their destination, see preview a scanned image on page 4.

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e-mail a scanned document or picture

Use the E-MAIL button (HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 49HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 51HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 53 ) to scan documents or pictures and insert them in an e-mail message as an attachment. You must have an Internet connection and a supported e-mail software program.
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  1. Place the original face-down on the scanner glass, as indicated by the reference marks, or face-up in the ADF.
  1. Press the E-MAIL button (HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 49HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 51HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 53 ). The What are you scanning? dialog box appears.
  1. Choose the appropriate settings, and then click Scan.
  1. When you are finished scanning, click Done. Your e-mail program opens and the scanned file is attached to an e-mail message.
  1. The E-mail attachment dialog box appears. Type a file name, and then select a file type. Click Continue. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  1. Use your e-mail program to complete and send the e-mail.

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Note: To view the scanned image before you e-mail it, double-click the attachment in your e-mail software.

To change the e-mail program, open the HP Director, and then select E-mail

Settings in the Settings drop-down list. The Email Settings dialog box appears.

Select the e-mail program that you want to use, and then click OK.

print copies

Use the COPY button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 65 ) to scan an original and send it to a printer.
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  1. Place the original face-down on the scanner glass, as indicated by the reference marks, or face-up in the ADF.
  1. Select the copy options:

– Select the number of copies by pressing the NUMBER OF COPIES button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 69 ). The number of copies appears in the front-panel display.

– Select how the original is scanned by pressing the COLOR button (HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 71) or BLACK & WHITE button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 73HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 75 ).

  1. Press the COPY button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 77 ). The copies are printed on the default printer.

Note: To change any copy settings, such as size, darkness, or the printer, click Cancel during processing. The hp copying dialog box appears and allows you to change settings.

Note: There is no preview image for the copy function.

cancel a scan

Press the CANCEL button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 79 ) to cancel a scan in progress, or to cancel a series of scans when you are scanning from the ADF.

use the Power Save button

Use the POWER SAVE button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 81 ) to turn off the lamp when you are not using the scanner. When you press the POWER SAVE button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 83 ), the scanner lamp, the small indicator lights, and the front-panel display turn off.

To use the scanner again, press any button on the front panel or start a scan from the HP Director. After a short warm-up cycle, the scan begins.

Your scanner automatically goes into Power Save mode after 15 minutes of non-use. To change this to one hour, open the HP Director, and click Settings. Click Scan Preferences, and then click the Quality vs. Speed tab. Select the Extend lamp timeout check box. The scanner stays on for one hour before going into Power Save mode.

change settings

You can change many scan settings from the HP Photo & Imaging software. These include button settings, preferences for automatic exposure, and file destination. Open the HP Director, make sure that the hp scanjet 5590 digital flatbed scanner is selected, and then click Settings.

scan text for editing

The scanner uses optical character recognition (OCR) to convert text on a page to text that you can edit on your computer. The OCR software is installed automatically when you install the HP Photo & Imaging software.

For information about using the OCR software, see scan text for editing in the online Help.
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document feeder

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This section explains how to use the automatic document feeder (ADF) for the HP Scanjet 5590 scanner.

choose acceptable media for the ADF

The ADF works best when the originals meet the following specifications. If the originals do not meet these criteria, scan from the scanner glass.

  • For one-sided scanning, you can use legal-size paper: 210 mm by 355.6 mm (8.5 by 14 inches).
  • For two-sided scanning, use A4-size or letter-size media. The ADF cannot scan both sides of a document smaller than 127 mm by 127 mm (5 by 5 inches) or larger than 210 mm by 304.8 mm (8.5 by 12 inches).
  • Custom-size media ranging from 88.9 mm by 127 mm (3.5 by 5 inches) to 216 mm by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 inches) can be scanned with the one-sided option.

Tip:  To scan both sides of a legal-size document, 216 mm by

356 mm (8.5 by 14 inches), scan one side in the ADF, turn the document over, and then scan the other side in the ADF.

  • Media weights from 60 to 90 grams per square meter (g/m2) (16 to 24 lbs).
  • Media that does not contain perforations or punch holes.
  • Media that does not contain wet glue, correction fluid, or ink.

Note: Avoid putting multipart forms, transparencies, magazine pages, gum-backed pages, and lightweight paper in the ADF.

Before placing an original in the ADF, check for and remove curls, wrinkles, staples, paperclips, and any other attached material.

load originals in the ADF

  1. Place a stack of similarly sized documents face-up in the document input tray, with the first page on top.

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Load a document and center it in the ADF tray

  1. Adjust the paper guides to center the stack.
  1. Press a scanner button or use the HP Director to begin scanning. Follow the instructions on the computer screen to finish scanning.

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scan two-sided documents from the ADF

When you scan documents from the ADF, the What are you scanning? dialog box appears. Select Yes, scan both sides for two-sided scanning.

The ADF is unable to scan both sides of documents longer than 12 inches. To scan longer two-sided documents, you must set the ADF to scan only one side at a time. To change this setting, clear the Yes, scan both sides option in the What are you scanning? dialog box.

One-sided scanning is the default method for the ADF. To change this default to two-sided scanning, open the HP Director, click Settings and then click Scan Preferences. Click the Automatic tab, and then select the setting that you want to assign as the default.

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Note: Use A4- or letter-size media for two-sided scanning. The ADF cannot scan both sides of a document smaller than 127 mm by 127 mm (5 by 5 inches) or larger than 210 mm by 304.8 mm (8.5 by 12 inches).

If you are acquiring your scan from an imaging software program using TWAIN, the Commercial Scanjet 5590 TWAIN software offers additional capabilities for brightness and contrast, and improved performance and control for two-sided scanning. For more information about installing the Commercial Scanjet 5590 TWAIN software, see install the scanning software on page 1.

make copies from the ADF

You can use the Copy button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 65 ) to scan multiple originals from the ADF and send them to a printer. The copy function defaults to the setting used the last time you made copies. For two-sided copies, open the HP Director, and then click Make Copies. Select the Duplex option in the hp copying dialog box. For more information, see print copies on page 5.
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how to scan slides and negatives

This section contains information about setting up and using the transparent materials adapter (TMA) to scan slides and negatives. You can use the TMA to scan 35 mm slides or negatives.

tips for scanning transparent items

  • To scan items larger than those that the TMA accepts, place the transparency on the scanner glass, place a white sheet of paper on top of the transparency, and then scan as usual.
  • When scanning a 35 mm slide or negative, the scanner software automatically enlarges the image to approximately 11 cm by 15 cm (4 by 6 inches). If you want the final image to be larger or smaller, use the Resize tool in the scanner software to set the scaling to the final size that you want. The scanner will scan the item at the proper resolution and enlargement for the size that you select.
  • To scan 35 mm slides or negatives by using the TMA, press the SCAN PICTURE button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 37) on the front of the scanner, or click Scan Picture in the HP Director.

set up the TMA

The TMA includes a light source, a positioning plate, and media holders that are placed directly on the top of the scanner glass. Make sure you have all the components of the TMA.
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TMA components

1- Negative light shield

2- Negative holder

3- Positioning plate

4- Slide light shield

5- Light source and slide holder

to connect the TMA cable to its port on the scanner

  1. Disconnect the power cable from the scanner.
  1. On the back of the scanner, find the round TMA port.
  1. Holding the TMA cable by its free end, align the connector so that the arrow is on the top side.

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  1. Gently insert the connector into the TMA port.

Caution! Do not force the cable into the TMA port. Forcing the cable can bend or break internal pins.

  1. Reconnect the power cable.

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TMA cable and port

scan slides or negatives

To scan standard 35 mm slides or negatives, use the TMA light source and the positioning plate. For negatives, you need the negative holder. When scanning fewer than three slides, you will need the slide light shield; when scanning fewer than four negative frames, you will need the negative light shield.

to start the scanning process

  1. Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass, and match the reference mark on the plate to the reference mark on the scanner.

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Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass

  1. Insert slides or negatives into the TMA light source.

to load slides into the TMA light source

  1. Insert up to three slides into the slide holder on the bottom side of the TMA light source.

Note: Make sure that the shiny side faces the scanner glass when the TMA light source is in the position on the scanner glass. (The emulsion side is dull.)

  1. If you are scanning fewer than three slides, insert the slide light shield after you load the last slide.

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Insert a slide into the slide holder with a slide light shield
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to load negatives into the TMA light source

  1. Load a negative strip into the negative holder.

Note: Make sure that the shiny side faces the scanner glass when the TMA light source is in position on the scanner glass. (The emulsion side is dull.)

Caution! Negatives are easily damaged. Touch them only on their edges.

  1. If you are scanning a negative strip with fewer than four frames, insert the negative light shield after you load the negative strip. Use the arrow icons on the negative light shield to position it correctly.
  1. Slide the negative holder into the slide holder on the bottom side of the TMA light source.

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1 – Load the negative strip into the negative holder with a negative light shield

2 – Slide the negative holder into the slide holder of the TMA light source

Note: The negative holder is stored in the TMA light source, within the slide holder.
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to complete the scanning process

  1. Place the TMA light source into the positioning plate with the slides or negatives facing down. The TMA cable should fit in the groove that is on the same end of the positioning plate as the reference marks.

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Place the TMA light source on the positioning plate

2 Press the SCAN PICTURE button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 23 ) on the front of the scanner.
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how to scan slides and negatives

  1. In the scan preview, select the area of the slide or negative that you want to scan. Click and hold the selection handle that you want to move and adjust the area to frame the final scan area of the image.

Final scan area

Note: For information about rotating the image, adjusting color or size, or making other changes to the image, see adjust an image during the preview in the HP Photo & Imaging software Help.

  1. Click Accept when the image adjustments are complete.

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To keep the TMA light source on beyond the default period, select the Extend lamp timeout setting in the software. Open the HP Director, click the Settings menu, click Scan Preferences, and then click the Quality vs. Speed tab.
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care and maintenance

This section presents information about how to care for and maintain the scanner.

Occasional cleaning of your scanner helps ensure optimal performance. The amount of care necessary depends upon several factors, including the amount of use, the type of media that is fed through the ADF, and the environment. You should perform routine cleaning as necessary.

Routine cleaning and maintenance should include cleaning the scanner glass, the TMA, and the ADF.

Caution! Avoid placing items that have sharp edges in the scanner. Doing so can damage the scanner. Before placing an item on the scanner glass, make sure that the item does not contain wet glue, correction fluid, or other substances that can be transferred to the glass.

clean the scanner glass

  1. Disconnect the universal serial bus (USB) cable and power cable from the scanner.
  1. Clean the glass by using a soft, lint-free cloth that has been sprayed with a mild glass cleaner, and dry the glass with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.

Caution! Use only glass cleaner. Avoid abrasives, acetone, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride, all of which can damage the scanner glass. Avoid isopropyl alcohol because it can leave streaks on the glass.

Do not spray the glass cleaner directly on the glass. If too much glass cleaner is applied, the cleaner could run to the edges and damage the scanner.

  1. When you have finished, reconnect the USB cable and power cable to the scanner.

Note: For instructions about how to clean the underside of the scanner glass, visit www.hp.com/support.

clean the TMA

Clean the TMA with a dry, soft cloth. If necessary, lightly spray the cloth with glass cleaner and wipe the TMA.

clean and maintain the ADF

The ADF requires periodic cleaning depending on the amount of use and the type of media that is fed through it. Use an HP ADF cleaning cloth to clean the ADF when vertical streaks appear in images scanned by using the ADF, when
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media running through the ADF is dusty or dirty, or when the environment is dusty. If you use the ADF several times per week, monthly cleaning is recommended. Set up a cleaning routine that is appropriate for your scanner.

Use the following methods to clean the ADF:

  • run the cleaning cloth through the ADF
  • clean the ADF window
  • clean the feed-roller assembly manually

run the cleaning cloth through the ADF

  1. Open the sealed container, starting at the notch. Take care not to tear the cleaning cloth that is inside.
  1. Remove the cleaning cloth and unfold it.
  1. Place the unfolded cloth into the paper input tray.
  1. Press the SCAN DOCUMENT button ( HP Scanjet 5590 User Manual Guide User Manual 23 ). The cleaning cloth runs through the ADF.

Caution! Wait two minutes to allow the components to dry before proceeding to the next step.

  1. Place up to five pages of printed paper in the paper input tray. Scan and view the results.
  1. If streaks still appear, repeat steps 3 through 5.

The cleaning cloth can be cycled through the ADF up to five times.

Note: If you still have streaks in your scanned image after running the cleaning cloth through the ADF, you might need to clean the ADF window.

clean the ADF window

If streaks exist on your scanned images, cleaning the ADF window might solve the problem. Use the following steps to remove the clear ADF window, clean it, and replace it in the ADF.

  1. Unplug the power cord and the connector from the scanner to the ADF.

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  1. Remove the ADF from the scanner by opening the ADF and lifting it straight up.
  1. Unlock the ADF window.
  1. Locate the clear ADF window containing the blue-green rectangles on the underside of the ADF.
  1. Press down one of the tabs next to the blue-green rectangle.
  1. Pull the blue-green rectangle toward the closest end of the scanner.

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d.  Repeat these steps for the other tab and blue-green rectangle.
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  1. Remove the ADF window from the ADF.

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  1. Wipe the clear plastic area with an HP ADF cleaning cloth or a clean, dry lint-free cloth. Clean both sides before replacing. Make sure that each side is dry and free of spots.

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  1. Replace the ADF window.
  1. Gently lift the edge of the large gray plastic film attached to the bottom of the ADF.
  1. Slide the clear side of the edge of the clear ADF window under the gray plastic film.
  2. Slide the clear ADF window forward until it clicks into place.
  1. Make sure that the small blue-green rectangle at the center of the optic latches underneath the gray tab and not above the tab.

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  1. Place the ADF on the scanner.

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  1. Connect the ADF connector to the scanner, and then connect the power cord to the scanner.
  1. Use the ADF to scan up to five documents. View the results. If streaks still exist on the scanned images, call HP Customer Support. It may be necessary to order a new clear ADF window/optic assembly (C9915-60011).

clean the feed-roller assembly manually

  1. Open the hatch, and then lift the green tab to the fully open position. The feed-roller assembly should be in a nearly vertical position.

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Lift the green tab to expose the feed rollers

  1. Use an HP ADF cleaning cloth (C9915-60056) to clean each of the feed rollers and the small rubber pad that is located below the rollers.

Note: If you do not have the HP ADF cleaning cloth, use a lint-free cloth that has been dampened with isopropyl alcohol.

  1. Wipe the area around the small rubber pad to remove any paper dust.
  1. Lower the green tab and feed-roller assembly.
  1. Close the hatch

maintain the ADF

If misfeeds are occurring frequently follow these steps:

  1. Clean the feed-roller assembly manually. See clean and maintain the ADF.
  1. See the online Help for information about resolving ADF problems.
  1. If the misfeeds continue, order and install the ADF Roller Replacement kit (C9937-68001). The ADF Roller Replacement kit contains a roller mechanism, a separation pad, new screws for the separation pad and replacement instructions (see order maintenance supplies for more information).

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