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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bad News...Well, not for you...Just for Me

When I took my sabbatical from blogging, I didn't have much use for my scanner.  It was basically a large paperweight, although I did set my Playstation on top of it for a while.  Anyway, the point is I hadn't used it since around August.  Well, I was going to scan a very generous package from everyone's favorite Baseball Dad, Jack from All Tribe Baseball, which included an AWESOME pack of 2003 Donruss Estrellas along with the 2011 Rockies team set from the Topps Limited Edition set.  Unfortunately, I got a nice l'il error message which after a bit of Internet tracking told me NOTHING.  Actually, it did tell me one thing...I need a new scanner.

Now with my current financial situation, this ain't happening for a little bit.  So I will continue blogging, but I will only be able to use pictures that I have used on the blog before or scans that I hadn't used yet but are on my hard drive.  This sucks, because that means no scanning cool new (for me) cards that I get from the generous community, but eventually I will either my scanner fixed by a magical elf or I will break down and buy a new one.  Until then, I will be working on posting want lists and hot stove news and the occasional brilliant commentary (ED NOTE: Your definition of brilliant may be different than the author's).

5 comments:

Dennis said...

Let me know if you want some help trying to get your current scanner working, I'm willing to give it a shot.

night owl said...

Being the technological idiot that I am, I cannot help. I'm just fortunate that during the times I've gotten those scanner/printer all-in-one things, it's always the printer that goes down, not the scanner.

Colbey said...

If your scanner is completely dead keep a lookout for some of the Christmas or post Christmas sales. My mom just snagged a nice HP printer/scanner from Walmart for $39.

Hackenbush said...

I had to buy a new scanner when my computer died in May because there were no drivers to run it under Windows 7. I got a Canon LiDE 110. It's not as good as my old one but it was only about 50 bucks on Amazon. All of my blog's scans from the last six months were done on it. Good luck. PS I don't think your elf is going to be much help but if you're nice you may get a treat.

Play at the Plate said...

I've been without a scanner for a while now. I should take advantage and get a new one this Christmas. I had that Lide 110 and it was great while it lasted. I've been using my phone and it's not great, but it gets me by in a pinch.