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Epson scanner question

by TONI H / November 16, 2004 12:48 AM PST

Using the downloaded drivers from Epson for an older scanner of theirs on a W98SE system the results are puzzling to me.

Installed the drivers and all software (didn't have the original software install disk so used different scanner programs instead). Using a parallel attachment gives a light bar that moves back and forth like it should and TWAIN seems to be OK.

However, every time you try to scan something (flat bed), the message comes up that the scanner isn't ready. Have tried everything I can think of to try, including removing the scanner drivers and starting over again, but the results are always the same.

I have considered the possibility that the parallel connector is bad (haven't tried another yet), but if it was bad, how can any of the software or TWAIN drivers even detect it properly, which it is?

Could it be something in the bios setting that isn't set properly for the parallel port? I'm troubleshooting long distance as the scanner is no longer here and was shipped to the new owner with a computer I built new for a customer. I have to admit that even though it was hooked up prior to shipment, I didn't actually test run the scanner once the drivers and software were in place because when the lightbar moved back and forth, I assumed it was set up correctly, and went on to setting up other hardware.

Any clues on what could be wrong? Programs see the correct scanner as I mentioned, but error immediately have trying to scan that the device isn't working.


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Not using the Epson software??
by Ray Harinec / November 16, 2004 8:16 AM PST
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Is it possible [working on only very long ago experience] that the Epson software provided a link, to whatever Twain software one associated it with, that always brought the Warming Up Scanner into play.

This may be a totally ignorable WAG. Maybe it'll inspire someone else to tell me how wrong I am. LOL

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Re: Epson scanner question
by Steven Haninger / November 16, 2004 9:47 AM PST
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I haven't put scanners on a parallel port in a while. I remember some printers needing the port settings in the BIOS...something about bi-directional or handshaking. Here's a site I found specific to Epson scanners that might offer a clue.


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