Question about HP ScanJet 3200C Flatbed Scanner
How to attach outdated scanner hardware cable to computer w/usb ports (i.e., remove old unit from compaq and use w/dell desktop usb ports)?
I'm not really sure what you're asking. If your problem is that your scanner has an "outdated" connector and you want to try to connect it to your PC via USB ports, the only sensible answer, given the prices of scanners, is to buy a new scanner. Your old scanner, if it is not USB, is probably a SCSI connector device. Do a Google search exactly like this "USB to SCSI adapter cable" and you'll see a lot of results. Cables generally seem to range from $20 to $100. Even if you get the scanner connected, there is a very high probability that there will not be any drivers available that will work with the new computer and cable. All-in-all, a new scanner, even a cheap one, is the way to go IMO, and will give you better scans to boot.
Good luck and please let me know if this helps!
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
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Turn off your computer.
Unplug the power supply, remove your laptop batter, and wait at least 30 minutes before returning the battery and power chord to the laptop. As explained by Trouble Fixers, a cache of data from your USB device is stored on the motherboard. This cache is not completely erased until the motherboard fully discharges following power-down. Once the cache is cleared, most USB errors will be fixed.
Turn on your laptop computer.
Try to use the malfunctioning USB port. In most cases, simply turning off and unplugging the laptop will help remedy the problem. If a problem persists, continue with Step 5.
Click on the "Start Menu."
Click to open the "Control Panel."
Click on "System and Maintenance."
Click on the "Device Manager." A new window will open that lists all hardware and external devices currently installed on your laptop computer.
Scroll the list until you notice the heading "USB Root Hub." Click on this option.
Select the USB port that reads "Unknown Device." All other, functioning USB ports should say "unused port" or list a specific external USB device.
Right-click on the Unknown Device port and then select "Update Driver." According to the tech-help website, Amit Bhawani, this will trigger an automatic update of the USB drivers. If no new drivers are found, the old driver will also refresh and repair. In many cases, a malfunctioning port is simply caused by outdated driver software. With the latest drivers, your port can be used with current USB devices without any problems. If problems do reoccur, then the port may be physically damaged and you'll need to take the laptop computer to a computer repair technician to get a new USB port installed
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