View Full Version : death of 2nd scanner

03-13-2006, 11:00 PM
less memorable, it just stopped scanning... well it scanns black, total black, but i dont call that "working"

anyway, here are some of its last immages... Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dog_4521.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dog_4521.jpg)

03-13-2006, 11:02 PM
the famous cake topper...and a cityscape

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/topper_3567.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/topper_3567.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/house_2126.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/house_2126.jpg)

03-13-2006, 11:03 PM
and more...

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/1_58.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/1_58.jpg)

03-13-2006, 11:10 PM
any idea what went wrong? this one was working so well...

03-13-2006, 11:29 PM
no idea, it was working fine, then randomly every once in a while it would scan all black. then more frequently until i got nothing but black. i opened it up, everything was connected fine, no bent leads or anything.
i think that it just did not want to be a camera.

03-14-2006, 01:58 AM
Too bad...
I like "house"-- dark and brooding!
RIP, scanner

03-14-2006, 12:20 PM
I had a scanner that occasionally pops a black plastic cover near the center of the moving scan arm & gives light leaks. Same scanner lost the adhesion of it's glass (self-stick foam tape) and the glass drooped low enough to stall the scan...short pages resulted.

Look for mechanical stuff too


03-14-2006, 01:15 PM
the mechinism was moving fine, no stalling at all... i even held a light directly to the scan head to see if i would even get a white blur but still black.
time to hit ebay again i guess

03-14-2006, 08:50 PM
Sounds to me like something's gotten disconnected. Have you checked the cable ends and such to be sure something didn't just unplug itself from the scan motion after the initial handling of conversion?

03-15-2006, 10:07 AM
everything i could see was connected... i think one of the TINY hair thin copper leads coming from the sensor to the cir board snapped or pulled off its connector.

03-15-2006, 08:48 PM
Yep, that would do it -- pretty permanently.

03-15-2006, 09:27 PM
Never say permanently. It may not be worth the effort, but...depending how big one's fingers and skills are...

03-16-2006, 11:59 AM
So, Murray, you're saying I'd need my skills to be bigger than my fingers to fix something like that? ;)

03-16-2006, 12:57 PM
with fingers like mine (little jimmy dean sausages!) that would be some huge ammount of skill!

05-20-2006, 08:25 AM
Did you ever return to this project?

05-22-2006, 12:43 AM
not yet, i have lost interest and have been seriously lacking the motivation to buy a new scanner, for now i am sticking to good old analogue sources for immaging