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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LONGHAIR, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR Thread Starter

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    This involves a computer at work,not my system. It runs on Win2000 Pro.

    Monday morning I have to move a SCSI scanner from one station to another. The new place already has a SCSI card. I also have the disc that came with the scanner(but no printed directions) Is this a simple PNP situation? I'm assuming that Win2000 will see it as "new hardware" and ask me what to do with it? Is it this easy?
     
  2. Rockn

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    You had better make sure that the interfaces are compatible prior to plugging it in to the other PC. If they are compatible interfaces the only problem might be the SCSI ID on the scanner conflicting with one already used in the other PC.
     
  3. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The scanner will know where it came from? Would moving the card with it "fix" that?
     
  4. Rockn

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    NO...the scanner has an ID switch on the back if it is truly SCSI. It probably has a proprietary interface card and you would be better off to move the card with the scanner. I have seen prople mistakenly plug them into the worng type of card or SCSI adapter and blow up their entire PC.
     
  5. LONGHAIR

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    Thanks a TON Rockn,moving the card is no biggie. I sure don't need to blow up a PC though. I really am glad I asked.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    If they're both truly SCSI devices, the principal consideration will be making sure the ID's don't conflict. Of course, then there's the issue of drivers for the scanner...
     
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