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I have used my scanner for years on my PC. I have tried to download drivers to use it on my Mac os x. the drivers download but I can't get it to work. I tried the software that came with the scanner originally and it says it is not supported. Any ideas?

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  • needle3000 Feb 14, 2009

    This solution worked perfectly. Thanks for your help


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Needle3000:  The Epson "Perfection" 1240U Scanner won't work with Mac OS X 10.4.11 possibly due to the program it is being run from. Like you, I had the same problem: it wasn't being recognized. Epson's drivers installed and ran correctly. Scanner even appeared under Bus in USB Device Tree in System Profile. Finally, I discovered that the Scanner runs if opened directly from EPSON under Applications. The problem, in my case, was my ancient version of Photoshop (5.5.) from which I was running it.
 Hope that helps!

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