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Solved: Can my SCSI scanner run as a USB scanner?

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  1. aroominyork

    aroominyork Thread Starter

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    I have bought an Epson Perfection 1200S scanner, second hand. I hoped to plug it into the USB of my PC but only after buying it did I see that the 1200U model is for USB and the handbook for this 1200S model says that unless my PC has an SCSI board, I need to install one. The scanner came with an interface board but I am not confident about opening my PC to install it.

    The scanner also came with a Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B, which is not part of the Epson package but I guess is an extra that the seller threw in. It has a USB prong on one end that could go into my PC, and the other end would fit the cable that attaches to the scanner.

    Can I install the scanner without using the SCSI board?
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    From the looks of it the Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B is a usb to scsi converter so you should be able to plug it into the USB port and have it work. Seems like it should be Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B to SCSI cable to scanner.

    While Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B did not give me too many things to look up... maybe you can provide a picture of this unit to verify....

    either that or verify its something like this -

    http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/usbxchange.htm
     
  3. DCM1519

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    I have an old HP 6100 SCSI scanner and tried one of those Belkin SCSI to USB converters a few years ago. It did not work. That card you have might do the job though.

    Installation of a SCSI card is not difficult if you have a slot available for it.
     
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