document scanner project

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Joined Oct 12, 2021
hey all ,
i'm asking you about making a project :
is it possible to make a document scanner from an old print that contains a scanner ?
i mean that we take out the document scanner part from the print and we make an "adapter" for it ( usb or other )

hope you will understand my opinion
thx for reading


Joined Jan 23, 2018
If the "old printer" that contains a scanner works, then there is no reason to change it. If it does not work then probably the cost of parts and software services will far exceed the cost of a new scanner.


Joined Jan 23, 2014
Around here, used flatbed scanners can be bought for under $10 at thrift stores, yard sales, and computer recyclers. But, one advantage of the scanners on printers is they usually have automatic document feeders.