Can I bring my scanner back to life?
February 22, 2008 3:55 PM Subscribe
My trusty UMAX Astra 3400 started scanning solid gray tonight. Any thoughts on what could be wrong, and how to resuscitate it? (if even possible)
posted by potch to technology (4 answers total)
My old scanner was my dependable steed. Automatically recognized by XP, good scan quality, no cruft or feature bloat- just functionality. Tonight, when scanning a document, the result came up solid gray- just one shade. No image. I tried a number of documents, softwares, and more than one computer. Same result. It would be a sad day to have to pitch this thing, and I'm not above surgery to bring it back. Has anyone seen this before, and if they have, is it fixable?