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Community Level 1spursand45


5300C Scanner

AdvantagesFour button instant use, color scanning, .pdf files, add-on pages for e-mail, slide compatible

Disadvantagestakes up some space, older technology.

"The 5300C scanner from HP has given reliable use for three years. USB connection is a plus for this older scanner. I started with Windows 98 and I am now using with Windows XP home edition. It works well with XP. HP has the drivers on it's web page to direct the user to the proper program. The color (1200 dpi resolution) is compatible with current scanners. The ability to remove the cover and place a slide adaptor is a great addition. The four-button ..." Read review

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Community Level 1TheTechGuy


good things never last

Advantagesgood for win98, scanning isn't too slow, lid is removable

Disadvantagesmade by HP, newer scanners might be faster, bad drivers, bad support, sometimes the programs freeze, adobe photo delux sux, and it hurts ur eyes when u try to scan ur face lol

"...pretty good without installing the hp drivers but we wanted the program that sends the picture to whatever applivation you want. once you install the drivers it detects something plugged in to the usb port then it says scanner not connected in the system tray. i think it's because the scanner is trying to share the same irq as the printer. so my dad has to fix that. we've tried reinstalling the drivers, updating them, going through settings and troubleshooting bottom ..." Read review

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful

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