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Intel QX3 Microscope cannot focus at other than 10X!!!!

Bought used so maybe is broken, using on XP. Installed fine.

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SOURCE: vista driver for Intel QX3 Microscope

Instruction for installing the QX3 or QX3+ Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3PLUS.EXE software downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.
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Posted on May 24, 2009

SOURCE: need drivers for intel qx3 microscope i have vista os

There are no Drivers and no support for this device according to intel and digital blue. F'ers.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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SOURCE: QX3 micrscope dont work with Vista

Uninstall the existing Intel microscope software and then follow the steps below.

Instruction for installing the QX3 or QX3+ Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3PLUS.EXE software downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.
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Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I HAVE A 1501 INSPIRON DELL LAPTOP WINDOWS 98 IS

I have used the QX3 microscope without issue on a windows xp machine

here is a link with more info

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/CS-016015.htm

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

Joshi_Z
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SOURCE: I have a Intel Play

Hi
I looked up for the drivers for your Intel Play QX3 Microscope on Intel's website.You can check this link
For the time being the driver has not been released for this device.Last driver update was on 8/28/2006 which was before the launch of windows 7.We need to wait for the compatible drivers or use this device on windows XP platform
Thank you

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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Qx3 microscope driver for Windows 8


Here are the instruction for installing the QX3 (or QX3+) Microscope with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION of Windows 8 or 8.1.
Note: The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions of XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and run the QX3plus.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
After the program installs, uncheck "I would like to view the README file." Click "Finish".

Step 2. Download and run the qcodinstl.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
If asked about NTVDM, click "Install this feature" then click "Close"

Step 3. Download IntelQX3driverXP.zip and save (do not open) the file from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope. The driver should load silently.
If the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears and you get a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Right-click START - Select "Device Manager"
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select "Update Driver Software", select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the Download folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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Comments and suggestions to mmehall [at] yahoo.com

Apr 05, 2014 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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I bought this microscope at a yard sale and need the software or disc to make it operational


Intel keeps the drivers available here. I installed a few years ago on 64 bit Windows 7 and it works fine. I cannot remember for sure but think you may need to run in compatibility mode - cross that bridge when (if) you get to it.

http://download.cnet.com/Intel-Play-QX3-Microscope/3000-2110_4-104288.html

Oct 06, 2013 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Digital blue qx3 drivers


Here are the instruction for installing the Intel QX3 (or Digital Blue QX3+) Microscope with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION of Windows 7 or 8.1.
Note: The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions of XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and run the QX3plus.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
After the program installs, uncheck "I would like to view the README file." Click "Finish".

Step 2. Download and run the qcodinstl.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
If asked about NTVDM, click "Install this feature" then click "Close"

Step 3. Download IntelQX3driverXP.zip and save (do not open) the file from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope. The driver should load silently.
If the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears and you get a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Right-click START - Select "Device Manager"
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select "Update Driver Software", select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the Download folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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Comments and suggestions to mmehall [at] yahoo.com

Aug 20, 2013 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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I want to use intel play QX3 with window XP 2007


The QX3 works fine with Windows XP. Just download the latest software from Intel:
http://tinyurl.com/qx3plus

-Mark

Feb 07, 2011 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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I have a Intel Play QX3 Microscope and a I can't find the driver for Windows 7. What can I do?


Hi
I looked up for the drivers for your Intel Play QX3 Microscope on Intel's website.You can check this link
For the time being the driver has not been released for this device.Last driver update was on 8/28/2006 which was before the launch of windows 7.We need to wait for the compatible drivers or use this device on windows XP platform
Thank you

Oct 01, 2010 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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My QX3 worked wonderfully on my XP system, but I can't load the drivers/installation files on a Vista system.


Sorry, Intel stopped making these years ago. They DID post updated drivers, but long before Vista arrived. Go to the Intel web site, your only other hope is to find a blog of Intel QX3 users, maybe some gearhead updated the driver pro bono.

May 14, 2010 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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I HAVE A 1501 INSPIRON DELL LAPTOP WINDOWS 98 IS


I have used the QX3 microscope without issue on a windows xp machine

here is a link with more info

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/CS-016015.htm

Feb 08, 2010 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Qx3 as a barcode reader


I believe that the QX3 has too much magnification to be used as a barcode reader. It wouldn't be able to image the whole barcode, even at the lowest 10X setting. Try finding an old CueCat instead.

Oct 14, 2009 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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QX3 micrscope dont work with Vista


Uninstall the existing Intel microscope software and then follow the steps below.

Instruction for installing the QX3 or QX3+ Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3PLUS.EXE software downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.
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Dec 16, 2008 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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Intel Play QX3+ Microscope


Try a different computer and install the QX3Plus application (for Win 2K-XP). If it works okay, then completely remove (uninstall) it from your Dell 4600 and clean up the registry of unusable strings (try Advanced Registry Optimizer, its a free download). Then do a clean QX3Plus install BEFORE you plug in the USB cable. If the QX3 did not work on a different computer, the QX3 is faulty and maybe you should look at the QX5 as a replacement. The QX3 was discontinued at around the turn of the Century. However, if you are only missing the SPLAT; try locating the green button at the lower left corner of the image screen, it produces drop-down dialog boxes to splat screens. Good Luck!

Dec 17, 2007 | Intel Play QX3 Monocular Microscope

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