Reviews and Problems with Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL
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Great High Performance Scanner
Bill M., Newegg
16 February 2014
Summary: I've had great results and I'd buy another one if needed.
Pros: I have two of these scanners, one plain flatbed and one with the optional TMA unit for scanning transparent media. If you are really into scanning it does a beautiful job. I have had no trouble with either of the units in the maybe seven or eight years I have owned them. I do as a matter of habit...
Cons: The software that is shipped with the 9800xl is feature packed but could be a bit more polished, however, this is not a kiddie scanner.
Summary: Pictures that I have scanned with 1800f Microtek is nothing but astonishing. It closed my dark room all together. However software kills the machine. Its like a Roll-Royce being run by a Toyota Tercel 1983 engine! You have to turn on and off to get recognized then..
Summary: I bought this scanner about 7 years ago. I was running it on a Mac Mini on Tiger and just today bought a new computer running on MAC OS X Lion. the drivers on Microtek do not support Lion and so I thought I would have to get a new large format scanner, when this one was working just fine on my old...
Summary: I have owned this item for several years and have had good results from its use. They have always developed drivers for the upgraded Mac operating systems to include 10.6 Snow Leopard. That is why I had a $350.00 refurbish overhaul (new lights ,maintenance, etc.) done to it several months ago.
Summary: I used a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL from 2003 until this weekend, when a near miss lightning strike put it down. It grew with me over three generations of PC Computers and three generations of Windows operating systems. Always it was a loyal servant, making very high quality scanned images.
Summary: What a boondogle. Read about this scanner anywhere and you will see the scan light goes out pretty quickly and is not replaceable. What a rip-off. I didn't throw my 1-and-1/2-year-old one away. I keep it in sight to remind me to never again to buy anything from Microtek.
Summary: I won't get into too much detail, but my experience with this unit is the same as reported by many others here. It worked like a champ for about a year. The color scans were faithful and vivid and the black and white were great. Then, I guess it's the lamp, the color scans began looking horrible.
Summary: I've had this scanner at work for at least 6 years. I haven't had any problems except a few driver issues early on. All those issues were fixed with reloading drivers. It's currently attached to an XP machine and works well.