The scanner periodically makes a REALLY LOUD obnoxious noise
Winston Willis, Amazon
9 February 2012
Summary: I was just browsing through the reviews and I am rather shocked to see that no one else has complained about the incredibly loud and annoying grinding noise this scanner periodically makes while grappling for the next sheet of paper. My scanner has been making the noise since it was purchased, so it has nothing to do with wear-and-tear.
Summary: I purchased this scanner a little over a year ago, and it performed beautifully....until a week ago when I got a standard paper-feed jam on a single sheet I was trying to scan. As I have done many times before, I opened the front, removed the sheet and reset the scanner. It fed the sheet in a couple inches and then gave me an error message stating "Failed to calibrate the scanner.
Summary: The feeder jams at anything over two sheets of paper. If a piece of paper has a staple hole, the feeder jams. If a piece of paper was ever folded, the feeder jams. The manufacturer will not take the product back, so if you get one with a bad feeder you are stuck. I see all the great reviews, but my experience with the product has been very bad.
Summary: If you have Snow Leopard, or planning to upgrade don't buy this scanner. It was great until I upgraded to Snow Leopard now its just a paper weight. I cant use it until they come out with an update to fix it. Fujitsu says it could be until the end of December before I could use it again. Hopefully its fix before tax time because that was the reason I bought this thing.
WATCH OUT if you have Vista 64 bit operating system
Found the Truth, Amazon
17 May 2009
Summary: I purchased this over a year ago, when i had windows XP pro running. I loved it for taking my office paperless, however due to a complete hard drive failure on my computer, I needed to replace my computer. i purchased the most powerful replacement i could find and it has VISTA 64 Bit. The driver supplied by fujitsu will not install on VISTA 64 and there seems to be no where to get a driver that will run 64 bit. Now I have a $500 paperweight.
Summary: Comments about Fujitsu S510M: Received the product promptly. Did not come with a power cord. Two of the three software DVDs were missing. Not worth the hassle to buy a refurbished product. Obviously zero quality control when it comes to packaging.
Summary: Well, Adobe Acrobat Professional on its own, runs about 384, and this scanner, with a free copy of Acrobat Professional, runs about 500. But outside of that, the scanner is an unreliable sheet feeder. It has a great cold-cathode imaging light, meaning it gets solid color, great images, but it's sensitive to being banged around. When it scans, it does so effortlessly--recognizing double sided pages, and scanning both sides in an instant.