I have only had mine a week, so I am far from an authority. I have scanned six books, though (5 HC, 1 PB) with no issues. I had a wonderful conversation with Michael Neumann at Plustek before buying this one used, though, and was pleased to hear they have a $100 refurbish/repair for units out of warranty. Between that and SquareTrade (2 years for under $27)), I feel pretty comfortable. I am truly enjoying the speed, accuracy, and book-edge feature. Take care! Valerie Currently scanning Sisters of the Scituate Light The Family of Earth Currently proofing: Angel Pawprints by Laurel e. Hunt Imprisoned In The Golden City (Trailblazer Books #8) by Neta & Dave Jackson Ten Days To Self-Esteem From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise Thompson Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:51 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Plustek OpticBook3600 Thanks for the info everyone. I'm curious though. I've looked it up on the internet and some of the reviews have been quite poor. Several said the lamp died on them after 200 or 300 scans. Others said it works well for hard cover books, but it doesn't work well at all for paper backs. Have any of you experienced these issues? Denise At 02:10 PM 10/20/2009, you wrote: Hi Denise, I have this scanner, and love it! It is both accurate and has a book edge. You can scan one or two pages at a time. I wouldn't buy anything else. But that's just my opinion. They were never widely available, but could always be found on the internet to buy. If I needed to invest in a scanner, this is the one I'd buy. Mayrie _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [ <mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise Thompson Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:31 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Plustek OpticBook3600 I'm not familiar with this scanner. Is it one that's really accurate or does it have a book edge? I'm wondering what it is about it that folks know about it. I found it interesting a few months ago when I went looking for scanners. People don't carry them much any more. Seems folks are gravitating to the all in one printer/scanners. DeniseAt 01:15 PM 10/20/2009, you wrote: I have one but it needs a power cord for it, somehow it got misplaced so you will get that from Plustek otherwise it works, had it for a year. We have three others around here therefore don't need it. ----- Original Message ----- From: Gary Petraccaro <mailto:garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:18 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Plustek OpticBook3600 If someone has one of these they're willing to sell, please contact me if nobody else wants it. Thanks.