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#1 davrad


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Posted 07 January 2007 - 06:35 PM

Hey all,
Just have a question on scanners, I have purchased 2 different HP scanners and with little use they have both gone TU in a couple of years. Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on scanners.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:13 AM

Personally I tend to stick to companies that are senominous with various products e.g TV & DVD goods I buy Panasonic, cameras, Canon, Fuji, or Nikon, with scanners its a little harder. I have a Canon scanner tha i've had for more than 5years now, altough not used oftern it has been a good piece of kit. I've probably shot myself in my foot by saing that!!

If possible avoid "all in one soloutions" as if one feature breaks then its harder to replace and can make the hardware unuseable.

Hope that helps!
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:39 AM

I was tired of the same thing. After a couple of years the light or motor burns out. I got on eBay and picked up a used HP ScanJet commerical scanner. It is great much faster and the one I havenow is almost 10 years old. A HP ScanJet 4p, and I only paid $20. BTW this one is a SCSI. I built a W2k computer and use it as a NAS\print server\network scanner\CDrom array (2-6 bay towers). That is all it does. I mapped the drives of the computers on the LAN and when we scan we just scan to the computer on the LAN.
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