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X41 fingerprint scanner. Help needed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bjorno, Jun 15, 2007.

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  1. bjorno

    bjorno Thread Starter

    Jun 15, 2007
    Ok guys

    Here is the story.

    I just bought a used IBM/Lenovo X41.

    The previous owner did a format c: (took me 6 hours to correct:( )

    But now my XP PRO runs fine, and I have installed all the needed drivers.

    Except for the fingerprint scanner.

    I’ve installed the latest Thinkvantage Fingerprint software (ver. 5.6), but it did not help. It just kept telling me, that it was unable to find the scanner. I then checked the bios and the scanner was missing there too.

    I now took out my trusty screwdriver and disassembled the machine. As I assumed the scanner was physically disconnected!

    Now connected, I can find the scanner in the bios and it is activated. But XP PRO still refuses to find it.

    I have tried to reinstall the drivers (2 different ver.). No luck

    I have tried the find/add hardware function in XP. No luck

    I have tried to force the TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor on to the machine. No luck

    The scanner could be defective, but then it should not find it in the bios – should it?

    I’m all out of ideas now, so could you please help me find a solution for this problem?

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