Comic Talk, Tips and Tricks

HELP!! my scanner! pls!
Ateljux at 5:59PM, Sept. 13, 2009
posts: 51
joined: 7-11-2009
I am stuck i decided to start uploading comics because i got a scanner but its stopped working! it was, but suddenly it keeps saying the usb device has malfunctioned or isnt recognised? i need help fast.
Click the link,get taken to my webcomic: Abram goes to HELL.

and now Just wing it, a post apocalyptic comic, dark humour:
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:03AM
Hyena H_ll at 6:06PM, Sept. 13, 2009
posts: 1,568
joined: 11-13-2008
Call the support line for whoever made the scanner, or search the net for troubleshooting tips. Worst case scenario, send it back. Might still be under warranty. But the collective DD community certainly can't magic your scanner back into working. ;)
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:53PM
Aurora Borealis at 7:29PM, Sept. 13, 2009
posts: 1,289
joined: 3-2-2008
1. Check if it's connected, unplug and plug it again.
2. If it has an ON switch, turn it on.
3. Restart whichever software you use for scanning.
4. Reboot your pc.
5. Reinstall drivers.
6. If all fails, follow Hyena's advice. but also: take the scanner's name/symbol/company/whatever and paste it into google together with the error message text = this usually results in finding forum posts from people who had the same problem (it's what I use 90% of time when finding solutions).
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:08AM
ozoneocean at 1:20AM, Sept. 14, 2009
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joined: 1-2-2006
Scanners, printers, CD and DVD players have lots of cheap, crappy, plastic moving parts. All it takes is the cheap little overworked motor to fail or a cog to slip and the computer won't know wtf happened to it. Happens with Windows PCs and Mac Pcs equally.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:35PM

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