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Public Service Announcement: Ways to not fix your scanner.

Last weekend, D went camping so I thought I would start scanning all of our files with my NEW scanner.

Nope. Didn't happen.

The new scanner is broken.

As a public service, I want to share with you things that will not fix your scanner:

1. Yelling and/or cursing out loud will not make the scanner work.

2.? Calling the place you bought it will never work.

3. Nor does expecting a call back from their technical support.

4.? Screaming at the top of your lungs: "WHY CAN'T YOU JUST WORK?!?!?!?" might work in some cases, but did not work in my case.

5.? Turning it on and off does not work.

6.? Re-installing the driver does not work.

7.? Reading the on-line documentation and/or the printed documentation does not work.

8.? Begging the house ghosts, spirit guides, God or other spiritual intervention works for most things, but not when your scanner is broken.

I just thought you needed to know.

Oh, what does work?

Calling the manufacturer and having them send a new one.

Ok, you can return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Thanks for reading.