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leave printer & scanner on?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jtn3833, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. jtn3833

    jtn3833 Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2000
    Easy question for you. Are there any drawbacks to just leaving my Acer scanner and my HP deskjet 842C on all of the time? They don't seem to be getting unusually hot.

  2. Yankee Rose

    Yankee Rose

    Jul 14, 1999
    That's probably highly debatable. :)

    I personally keep my printers and scanners on the majority of the time. Haven't had any problems. The only drawback I would forsee might be just normal "wear and tear" on the power to these peripherals. JMO. :)
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    ..but why? if you're not using them why should they be using power. If they have a power button on them, turn them off and save yourself a few bucks. Most printers and scanners turn themselves off by themselves as a power saving function.
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