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scanner fails after 500 scans
on December 10, 2011
I have now bought three of these scanners. I bought them for a specific purpose; to scan newspaper cuttings. I have collected newspaper cuttings for years which require, cutting them out and then scanning them. This two stage process is not ideal. Firstly it leaves the newspaper full of holes and no-one else can read the paper. Secondly the separate scanning process is time consuming and more often than not is not done. This hand scanner was a wonderful solution to newspaper cuttings. Scan while you read and process at the same time! The problem is that all three scanners stopped working. The first after 1000 pages, the second after 300 pages and the last after 444 scans. In all three cases the failure start the same way. Firstly when you push the button after making a scan the green light does not go off. If you keep your finger on the button then the scanner is switched off - at this stage the scanner can still be used. The next phase the scanner 'freezes' with the screen showiing "8888" and that is the end of the scanner! I have reformatted the SD disc but it makes a no difference. The scanner is a great idea - all that is now needed it to get it to work.