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Guide CCFL from old scanner

Discussion in 'Modding' started by mattthegamer463, 17 Aug 2005.

  1. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    Well, with my scanner there were screws on the bottom side of it, so I had to take it out to get at them. Also, even if there was no real reason to take it out, it makes it easier to handle and less of a chance of breaking the CCFL tube.
     
  2. sk8ter646

    sk8ter646 Minimodder

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    wow i now have a use for the pile of old scanners i have including an A3 one cheers
     
  3. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    hehe got one from a old sandberg scanner that didn't have a win me\xp driver. now i just need some blue and red film to make it glow pink\purple XD
     
  4. cogitoergosum

    cogitoergosum What's a Dremel?

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    I got a good CCFL from an old parallel A3 page scanner. Its now part of my CD lamp.

    After pulling apart several current generation scanners, its getting harder and harder to find usable CCFLs in them. Your best bet is an old scanner if you truly want to salvage a CCFL from a scanner.

    That being said, there are plenty of fun parts to salvage from a scanner. Stepper motors, capacitors, and even a decent wall wart power supple and the jack for it. The platen glass is also usually pretty sturdy and great to etch on.
     
  5. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    the main reason i raid old scanners is primary for the stepper motor (mini cnc project out of scrap), but the ccfl's and sometimes inverters is just a little bonus :)
     
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