Hi Denise, I've heard of folks having problems with their lamps. But I have had no problems at all with anything. It's been my experience that hard cover books scan better than paperbacks, no matter the scanner being used. And if you get a scanner with a crummy lamp, and it indeed goes bad after less than 500 scans, it would certainly be under warranty, and you could just return it and get one without the problem. 500 scans is probably two books. So wouldn't max out your time on a warranty. Just some thoughts. Mayrie _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise Thompson Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:51 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.