I have not felt any undue vibration, but then I have not been trained
in the reconnaissance skills necessary to detect this enemy ;-) I am
not at all sure what Sorbothane is, but I reckon some of the cardboard
lurking in my cellar might start the remedy.
On 29 May 2004, at 18:31, Walt Wayman wrote:
> I promised a few days ago to explain what I did to my Minolta 5400
> that I felt improved its performance somewhat, so here goes. This
> scanner vibrates. Mine sits on an old, very heavy, solid oak desk,
> and I could feel vibration in the desktop itself when the scanner was
> in use. Being a veteran of years in the hi-fi wars and many a
> vibration search and destroy mission, I decided that the feedback from
> the vibrating desktop, while maybe not particularly detrimental, sure
> as hell wasn't likely to be beneficial either.
> A bit of digging in a box of hi-fi odds and ends turned up just what I
> was looking for: a sheet of 1/4 in. thick Sorbothane. The feet on the
> scanner, fore and aft, have thin little rubber pads on them, but that
> solid, hard plastic stand that sits amidscanner provides a direct
> mechanical connection between the scanner case and the desktop,
> providing an ideal path for vibration and vibration feedback. So, I
> cut a couple of 3/4 in. x 2 in. strips to span the front and rear feet
> and a 4 in. circle to stick on the bottom of the stand. Voila! No
> more desktop vibration!
C M I Barker
Cambridgeshire, Great Britain.
+44 (0)7092 251126
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