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Offline ed1380Topic starter

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scanner salvage?
« on: February 05, 2008, 06:40:48 PM »
i got a scanner/ printer for free. it dont work. but I'll try to fix it. if i cant what can i do with the scanner bar? I'm guessing it has a bunch of little led's and detectors

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Re: scanner salvage?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 06:49:10 PM »
You guessed wrong. A (normal) scanner has one chip with a sensor of about one inch, and a CCFL light. :)
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Re: scanner salvage?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 08:26:16 PM »
so how does that one inch sensor scan a whole page wide? some special lens?

and a CCFL light would be cool too
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Re: scanner salvage?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 02:45:33 PM »
wow awesome links. thanks.

but what's the led scematic for? isnt that your project for the night light?
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Re: scanner salvage?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 04:26:00 PM »
woops ;D
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Re: scanner salvage?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 02:52:53 PM »
well sadly this scanner has no ccfl.

actually it's a flat plastic piece lighted up by a 3 pack of led's all in one SMD package. (red, blue, green)
i took 2 AA's to it and holy shiat is it bright. the red especially
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Re: scanner salvage?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 09:06:01 AM »
so how does that one inch sensor scan a whole page wide? some special lens?

Yes a lens.

And a LED bar is cool too :p
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Re: scanner salvage?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008, 02:42:49 PM »
well mine is diferent.
there is this ceramic pcb with the sensor all in one long line.

might get a pic later
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