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    SG Enthusiast Jstyr's Avatar
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    can someone recommend a good scanner?

    After this huge hassle with the Lexmark "all-in-one" I decided it's never going to work. I'm looking for a good/decent scanner so I can convert my old photos to JPG's, nothing more. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I know next to nothing about these things.
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    Junior Member zooner's Avatar
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    this is my opinion, which is limited on scanners.

    just watch for the best deal. When you find this best deal, look up some reviews. I was patient and was able to pick up a memorex ultra thin scanner for FREE after rebates and coupon from staples. It performs like a champ too.

    staples has this scanner on sale all the time.

    officemax also has some great deals on scanners too, just be patient. I check www.techbargains.com EVERY day and I also keep a close eye on the forums over there.

    for what you're doing, I wouldnt even bother looking at usb2 scanners. not worth the money for what you're doing.
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    Thanks Zooner, will do.
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    Rig #2- P4 2.4c, Abit IC7 800 FSB /w onboard sound, Radeon 9700 Pro 128, 1 Gig Corsair 3200 XMS, Dual (SATA) 36GB WD Raptor's in RAID 0, XP Pro, Antec Truepower 400
    Rig #3-AMD Barton 2500+, Albatron KX600 (via), 1 gig Corsair 3200, Radeon 9600 Pro 128, Seagate 80 gig HD, Antec Truepower 400

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    Originally posted by Jstyr
    Thanks Zooner, will do.
    also, head over to download.com

    they have a copying program that's freeware. It works fantastic! You just open it up and in one click it'll scan and then print.
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    I've have experience with HP scanners (here I go with HP again). They're really easy to use.

    Here's a link for ya:

    Choosing a good scanner

    HTH.

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