Friday, September 4, 2015

Fighting with my scanner


Oh well, as they would say, that's life! If I am not fighting with my printer then it is my scanner but I'll hasten to tell you that these fights do not occur as often as you may think. However, whenever they do occur, it is almost always I who ends up losing the battle.

Fighting with my scanner usually happens whenever I place either unopened mail or a sheet on the surface of the scanner. I stand patiently and wait for it to tell me what the text is and then guess what?

Sometimes it may choose to read the text accurately but at other times it would either tell me that there is no text or it would simply have a mind of its own and read the text in an incomplete manner.

So, what do I do? There are a few courses of action that I can take. First, I can repeat the process hoping for my beloved scanner to get things right. Next, I could seek sighted assistance, and finally I could simply walk away from the insufferable scanner and return later to try once more.

In defense of my scanner, however, it may be I who is simply not placing my mail or documents on the surface of the scanner in the right way. For example, placing the wrong side of the text on the surface so that the scanner's camera is being presented with a blank page or envelope.

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