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    opening a file

    I'm trying to get a SCSI scanner I bought to work with my computer. So far so good but when I go to download a trial version of Vuescan Mozilla tells me it doesn't know what to do with this. I have a box where I can click "open it" and then a blank fill in box. HELP PLEASE!!!
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    It's probably because Moz does not know what to do with .EXE files. Do a right-click (I'm assuming a Windows box here) and select "Save Link As... "

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    DUH?

    OK I got the program to load but it's telling me that I have no scanner attached
    The scanner is an older Agfa Acrus and the guy said it would run on windows-but now I'm thinking if the program says no scanner attached -well it might only run on a mac (?)Sorry for ignorance but this scanner will do up to 8x10 negatives. Any ideas?
    Thanks, Peter

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    on one hand you have the PC/Mac-desaster ... on the other:
    Have you properly installed the SCSI-Interface-card? Means installed in the right order ... the connection between scanner and SCSI-out? Don't laugh but ... power supply of the scanner?

    can you see the SCSI-controller in "Settings" - "Control panel" - "Hardware manager"?!

    If yes, what about the properties? Does it tell you something like "no driver installed" or sthg else like this?

    Win98 or 2K or XP?

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    Are the SCSI card drivers loaded? Are the scanner drivers loaded? Use Device Manager to make sure the SCSI card is detected. Ditto that the scanner has been detected plugged in to the SCSI card. Have you fitted (and does either end require) terminators?

    Good luck - you will need it... SCSI can be a real pain... Long live USB and Firewire plug&play!

    Cheers, Bob.

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    OK

    Horst the Vuescan is supposed to act as the driver I thought. OK so where does the interface card go? I need to get one I suppose. Missed that part of the hookup. Otherwise all the other questions are a big NO so far. I do have the disk that came with the scanner Maybe I should just try to run that-but I'll still need the interface card first right?
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    Follow Horst's instructions--SCSI card attached? Present in Hardware Manager with a working driver?

    And then, be sure the SCSI chain is terminated. If the only device attached is the scanner, you may need to set a dip switch to terminate the scanner or attach a SCSI terminator to the open SCSI connector on the back of the scanner.
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    Well, if you don't have a SCSI card, what are you plugging the scanner into?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Well, if you don't have a SCSI card, what are you plugging the scanner into?
    Let me guess : the printer port?

    Cheers Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob F.
    Are the SCSI card drivers loaded? Are the scanner drivers loaded? Use Device Manager to make sure the SCSI card is detected. Ditto that the scanner has been detected plugged in to the SCSI card. Have you fitted (and does either end require) terminators?

    Good luck - you will need it... SCSI can be a real pain... Long live USB and Firewire plug&play!

    Cheers, Bob.
    SCSI can be very confusing on the Windows machines, as most windows machines did not have a card install as a factory option, Mac's came from the factory with a SCSI interface, and now a days, the SCSI is not a common interface card at most stores, I have picked up several on ebay, due to the scarcity in the stores, normally about $12.00 each, make sure and go to the website of the scanner company and find out which cards are compatible with the scanner before making a purchase, because some cards will not work with some scanners. Also make sure and get a card with the correct connection, there are a few different connections for SCSI, most likely you will need a DB50 Centronics connection, or a DB25 Connection, which is the same as the printer port on PC based machines. The card will have to be plugged into one of the expansion slots inside of the computer, also make sure that you get a PCI card, there are still some of the older ISA cards floating around, most of the newer computers only have PCI slots, then turn the computer on, and Windows should detect the card and either install the software for windows, or it may ask you for the windows disc, depending on the version you are running, once windows does its thing, you will need to install the vuescan software, also, you have to make sure the scanner is turned on BEFORE you turn the computer on, so it can detect the SCSI chain, another thing to be aware of, is you will need to make sure the SCSI ID is set correctly on the scanner and the card, they need to have different ID's, in addition, make sure you have the SCSI terminator in place on the scanner so the SCSI chain is terminated correctly.

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