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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   7/6/2012 1:24:31 PM
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You are right -- I couldn't pass it up -- I went back and bought three for a friend and could not resist buying one for me ... I mean, $5 ... what can you say ... I just haven;t had the time to plug it in yet...

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elektryk321   7/6/2012 11:43:40 AM
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I fell same pain. I have USB scanner from HP, still more then 5 years! It has some problems under Windows XP but with some tricks it was working. After upgrading to Windows 7, I cannot use it anymore. Now I plugged it to Linux Server and use phpSANE, works perfectly.

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ReneCardenas   7/5/2012 10:36:45 PM
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Something told me in the back of my mind, this is not possible that the magnificent Max will pass an opportunity like that and explore this item. Please let us know if the stepper is worth bragging about. For $5 you can go wrong, even as parts for other cool projects.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   7/5/2012 5:46:42 PM
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Keep your fingers crossed -- I bought 4 of them -- just haven't had the time to plug one in yet...

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Battar   7/4/2012 8:39:14 AM
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Many years ago I bought a MUSTEK scanner for about 100$. Worked fine until I upgraded to WIN-7, as the operating system decided that this scanner doesn't exist. Good luck finding a driver for that scanner that works on your computer.

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rkiessling   7/3/2012 2:32:10 PM
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Just buy 10 of them, and rip off the steppers!

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Max The Magnificent   7/3/2012 1:09:43 PM
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I must admit that I had thought about this myself -- but they I thought about all of the "stuff" I already have and I thought "Let's not get any more" :-)

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dneves   7/3/2012 7:04:56 AM
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I would buy a bunch of them just for parts, and try to build a simple cnc machine or a plotter out of them...

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seaEE   7/3/2012 5:59:17 AM
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About 10 years ago or so, I bought a scanner for $29. $29, that is, after the mail-in rebates. It actually worked pretty well, and there is a piece of software that came with it that I still use at times. However, as for the scanner itself, one day I dropped it slightly on its end, just enough evidently to jar it beyond its shock and vibration spec. After that I don't think it ever scanned in full color again. Alas poor scanner, I knew you well.

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Paul A. Clayton   7/3/2012 4:29:27 AM
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This brief review (http://reviews.cnet.com/scanners/artec-ultima-2000/1707-3136_7-2064516.html [hurray for Google]) from 2000 indicates that the original price was $99 and said "its scan quality and speed are disappointing compared to that of similarly priced scanners such as the Umax Astra 3400." My guess would be that selling such for $5 is less expensive than disposal and could bring in additional business.

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