HP ScanJet 3970 Flatbed Scanner Reviews
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HP ScanJet 3970 Flatbed Scanner

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  • Slim and cheap!

    Mar 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install and setup
    Cons: can't do legal size, no power switch

    Summary: I used to have an old parallel flatbed scanner from visioneer. It was huge and heavy. That one was bought years back. The USB Technology is making everything easier even to a flatbed scanner. Especially this scanner, it provides easy of use, easy to ... read more

  • Hardware Good For Price Point, but Bad Software

    Mar 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Acceptable hardware scanning performance.
    Cons: Poor software. Hardware reliability less than average.

    Summary: I purchased the HP 3970 as a refurbished unit, although it appeared be new since it came in the original packaging (maybe overstock/clearance from HP?), a couple of years ago for an extremely low price. It replaced an ancient Plustek 9600 scanner. ... read more

  • Effective scanner.

    Feb 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Generally easy to use and reliable, good photo scans.
    Cons: Slow operation invoking various software options.

    Summary: I received this scanner as a gift from my wife. We needed something to copy papers, scan pictures, etc. Installation of the scanner was easy. A quick install sheet is included to walk you through. It basically involves inserting the CD, and letting ... read more

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  • Survived a Dog Attack

    Sep 6, 2009 by
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    Pros: DURABLE, cheap, compact, light-weight, works well.
    Cons: Not satisfied with slide & negative scanner, but that could be software

    Summary: Everyone is correct. It is cheap, compact, light-weight, & it does the job. The other night I came home & found my scanner on the floor amidst a mess that looked like the place had been ransacked. My dog, a puppy brain with the jaws of a small ... read more

  • NEEDED ALL...It DOES IT!

    Nov 6, 2005 by
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    Pros: Had 2 yrs; it beats all friends. Scans slides/pics for view or print! *****
    Cons: Only con, takes time to learn image scanning to perfection.

    Summary: I needed a scanner to scan and print all image types...it does it all! I have had it for 2-yrs...still completely ... read more

  • Died before warranty up - Tech support sucks

    Oct 11, 2005 by
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    Pros: Scans Good
    Cons: Died 2 months before warranty up - just try to get help from HP!

    Summary: Scans Good For Photos - software easy to use - sometimes stalls - negative features not so good. Due to my hours of time trying to get some help when it died, I won't buy HP again. ... read more

  • don't buy hp 3970 scanner, won't work

    Jul 5, 2005 by
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    Pros: looked good, but looks are not everything, nothing good to say.
    Cons: there tech support is the pits, 4 hours, 3 techs,same issue still didn't work

    Summary: hp 3970, won't work and no support called hp talked to someone in India, after an hour and a half, the scanner still froze up my computer, she stated "leave it alone for an hour and it will resolve the problem" sure it did, also told me not to hook to ... read more

  • Great Scanner, if you can get the light bar to turn on

    May 31, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great scans low price
    Cons: Light bar stays on most of the time, except when you need it to.

    Summary: Bought this scanner at walmart because I had great luck with hp scanners in the past. This scanner works great, except you have to click the preview button several times to get the light bar to come on. I will be selling it on ebay. I plan on buying ... read more

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