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Windows 7: Scanner Repair/Maintenance


23 Feb 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Scanner Repair/Maintenance

I have rarely used the scanner portion of my HP 5510v, until ~ the last week, and I have been giving it a continous workout. Considering the age of this unit (~6 yrs), I'm not too surprised that it has begun to moan and groan. It even froze in the middle of one scan for a minute, so I'm thinking that if I don't do something for it, that it going to croak before I finish the project that I'm working on.

Is there anything user serviceable about this, or should I start shopping for another printer?

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23 Feb 2011   #2

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If it's designed anything like mine is. and from the look of the model it is.
There isn't a whole lot you can do for the scanner. The paper feed and stuff you can do something for, but the scanner doesn't really have much you can do in the way of maintenance
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23 Feb 2011   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I was hoping that there was a belt that could be replaced. With the rub/bump/squeak sounds that it makes, it reminded me of a loose/worn fanbelt. Oh well, now I have to start thinking about a new AIO printer. This HP hasn't been too bad, but the ink is not cheap. Is there a brand/model that is inexpensive on both the intial cost, and the ink also?
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24 Feb 2011   #4

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Not that I am aware of, I'm still using my old hp even though the paper feed is half dead on it and needs to be constantly cleaned and maintained.
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24 Feb 2011   #5

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I would probably be the same way about it, except that I have a real need for a good scanner. I would get just a scanner alone, except that I'm out of desk space for another box to sit in.
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24 Feb 2011   #6

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I don't know have you seen stand alone scanners lately?
They're not much thicker than the paper you put in them.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=Q3112A-N
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24 Feb 2011   #7

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No, I hadn't looked at any of them lately. That scanner is very thin, but even so, I don't know where I would put it. Desktop real estate is scarce around here. It looks as though it interfaces the PC via USB, which is the way that my AIO interfaces also. I wonder if it matters if it uses USB 2 or USB 3? This does create a new sphere of thought for me, because now I remember seeing portable scanners, which are meant for laptops, but I would imagine that they would work on a PC also.

EDIT: Strike what I said about portable scanners, I don't think that they would work well for scanning thick objects (with precision).
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24 Feb 2011   #8

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yeah I don't know how much punishment they can take int he way of constant use though.
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100

...that's an extreme example obviously
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24 Feb 2011   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I really hadn't paid much attention before, but if all of those portables are like that fujitsu, requiring the object to be scanned to pass through that little slot, then they definitely are not for me. I will either go for a thin scanner, like in your first link, or go the whole way with another AIO. I do have another table across from the desk, where I could park that scanner, but that is supposed to be reserved as my work table. Besides, it would not be convenient to use while sitting at the PC.
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24 Feb 2011   #10

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Just google portable scanner, there's a variety.
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