If we can buy bikes, cars, refrigerators, TVs etc. that last 30 years or more, then why on earth can't a printer or scanner last more than a handful of years before it needs replacing?!
My dad gave us a nice scanner about 5 or 6 years ago. It was a surprise gift for Christmas after I expressed an interest in one. A few years later, we replaced our computer and kept the scanner and the printer.
This past year or so the scanner not performed well. Sometimes it scanned, but would take FOREVER to respond. Then it reported that a plug-in or somethng related to the Adobe PhotoDeluxe software was missing. Now, it makes the noise as if it is getting a signal from the computer, but no scan whatsoever.
Hubby has uninstalled and reinstalled the scanner s/w twice, turned off/re-booted/unplugged the computer and scanner at least twice, verified that we have the latest driver, and has spent several hours doing everything he can think of to get it to work. He's good at stuff like this and almost always gets things working.
Since it was a Christmas gift, and especially because it was gift from my precious father whom I lost barely 2 months ago, this scanner is very sentimental to me. It makes me sick to think it's time to trade it in for something newer when it may be just a compatibility issue with the computer.
Why, WHY WHY?!!???!!