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Coolscan III not dectected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by User1212, Jan 22, 2006.

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  1. User1212

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    Not sure if this might be better placed in the digi forum.

    I connected my Coolscan III to my printer port, alone. I am able to install the nikonscan 2.2 program. However, the program nor the computer can detect the scanner. When I started my computer up it didn't even detect it to register it.

    I have a pentium 4 with 224 mg of ram running with windows xp home edition Version 5.1 build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301.1519 : Service Pack 2.

    I don't know how to get information about my scsi card.

    I have a program called "WINASPI v4.71 Alpha 2" that states "ASPI manager is operating system- and hardware-dependent, written to control a particular host adapter or host adapter family." When this scanner was hooked up to an older computer, that program had to be used to set things up, but it wasn't done by me. Don't know if that is something that should be mucked around with. They also had some thing hooked up to the port on the back of the scanner that looks like the regular printer cable, except that its just the head with a green led on the back and no cable. That and then a regular cable to connect it to the computer.

    I've tried it with their setup and with the set up from the user manual and still, no results. Its current in the user manual setup.

    So, uhm, help, please?
     
  2. KingCody

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    hook up the scanner via USB cable, if you don't have a driver CD, get the drivers for it from the scanner manufacturer's website

    -by the way, you have 256MB of RAM, not 224 (32MB is being used by your on-board graphics controller)
     
  3. User1212

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    hmm, Don't have a converter to connect to a usb port. I don't understand, why do that?
     
  4. User1212

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    Is bumping permitted here?

    How can I find out if I have the proper scsi card?
     
  5. Old Rich

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    You want to first load the drivers for the SCSI card . . reboot . . then load the drivers for the Nikon scanner . . reboot . . then attach the scanner to the drive.

    That should allow the operating system to recognize the scanner.

    If you do not know what drivers the scanner needs . . take the card out and look for a manufacturer . . go to their website to download
     
  6. User1212

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    You mean.....OPEN the puterbox :eek:

    But magneto-demons will storm into it once its naked!!

    I have a disk that came with the scanner called "Adaptec EZ-Scsi Lite V 4.01a", you are saying to load that? I don't have anything here that says 'Scanner Driver', it says I only have to 'register' the scanner with the computer, that the computer will 'recognize' it when its plugged in and a screen will pop-up. But that doesn't happen.
     
  7. Old Rich

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    Once you install the SCSI card, you can download the scanner drivers from Nikon . .
     
  8. User1212

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    I don't have any scsi card to install. Isn't there normally one in there, for the port??
     
  9. Old Rich

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    If the coolscan came with a scsi card, you can take it out of the old pc . . a scsi card is not standard in pc's . . it has to be added
     
  10. User1212

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    Well, now I'm confused.

    So I probably have a PCI card behind that port for the printer, which is what I have the scanner (alone) connecting to?

    But I need a SCSI card? Now I have to figure out what SCSI card to get?

    Now the "Try a usb" connection is seeming more attractive. Do you think that will work?
     
  11. User1212

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    Ok, i received a response from the people at nikon. They don't support scsi cards on xp. However, their page here says, of scsi cards:
    So that sounds good. Here they are saying that a person with XP needs something callled "windows xp compatible aspi". They are recommending 4.70, however here it looks like the most up to date version is 4.71.2, so I suppose I will download and install that one, after I get that AVA-2906 card and install that.

    So, and someone please let me know if this makes sense, I've got to

    1. Get the AVA-2906 Card and install it and verify that there are no conflicts and its functioning properly
    2. Install/Setup the ASPI 4.71.2
    3. Download and Install the drivers for the AVA-2906 card
    4. Connect the scanner

    Then the computer, upon startup, should recognize the scanner and permit me to register it.

    Right? *anxiously looks around with a crow-bar in hand to pry off computer cover*
     
  12. Old Rich

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    Sounds right . . have fun . .
     
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