A device producing a digital image of a printed document

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Why shouldn't I attach laser printers or scanners to a UPS?

I have an FSP EP1000 UPS. The User's Manual says: CAUTION: NEVER connect a laser printer or scanner to the UPS unit. This may cause the damage of the unit. Why is this restriction?
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Can I use a scanner connected to another computer on my computer?

I have a home server running Windows Server 2008 R2, wich has one multi-functional printer. I can already use the printer from my laptop (Windows 7 Professional RTM), but can I use the scanner tool ...
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MsMpEng.exe (Windows Defender?) uses a lot of CPU at startup and runs two instances on a single core machine

I'm using Windows XP Professional SP2 on a single core AMD64 processor, and I've got two instances of MsMpEng.exe starting up when I start up and log in. They use 64MB and 32MB of ram and 140MB and ...
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Is there a way to share a scanner with an Airport Extreme?

I've got an Airport Extreme as my home network's router. (Sidebar: I love it.) The printer sharing is pretty phenomenal - I've got my printer hooked up to the base station and all the machines in ...
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Weird noise while scanning, using scanimage and a Canon Lide 35

I'm trying to scan a bunch of images, using xsane's scanimage : scanimage --format=tiff --batch --batch-prompt This command scans the first picture perfectly, but as soon as I press enter, the ...
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What features are important in a scanner + sheet feeder for old personal documents [closed]

I would like to scan some old text documents. My purpose is twofold: disaster recovery (e.g. fire), and to save space on bulky documents I rarely refer to (e.g. old phone bills). After scanning I ...
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HP PSC 1410 all scanner's images are black

I have a HP PSC 1410 printer with scanner inside. I've been scanning documents and images with it for the last couple of years. Recently my scanner has stopped performing as excepted and i can't ...