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AL1644 Sharp Where can I down load free the scanner driver for the sharp Al1644? I have lost the cd that came with the copier/printer/scanner.

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  • purplemoo Nov 05, 2008


    Thank you for the information however the scanner drive doesn't appear to be available on that link for XP only for Vista.

  • purplemoo Nov 05, 2008

    I have tried that it and it appears it is only the printer driver and NOT the scanner driver

  • purplemoo Nov 05, 2008

    I am not sure that it does if i am honest but when I spoke to someone about this they said that it uses Twain? Does that make any sense?

  • purplemoo Nov 06, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestions have downloaded the driver but it doesn't recognise the device when you do a search.

  • purplemoo Nov 10, 2008

    It is connected by a USB lead

  • purplemoo Nov 10, 2008

    Ooooo it downloaded ok but didn't work for installing a scanner.

    Thank you for your assistance


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For a Sharp AL1644, pls start here. Clicking on the Click here under "Drivers and Software Downloads" would open another window, pls enterxx in the box provided for the "Select a Product Code :" and click on "Search" button. Select driver appropriate for your Operating System.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Nov 05, 2008

    Appreciate the quick reply, although I tried downloading for XP and the file exists.

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    Louie Role Nov 05, 2008

    I understand, I have had the same experience with an HP1150C. The idea is that this manufacturers get the engines of one scanner and another printer and joins them up to come up with a multi-function machine.

    If I may ask, when you boot fresh the computer with the printer/scanner on, does the PC detects "New Hardware found"? If yes, does it say what particular model? If we can determine the model of the scanner engine, then we can try it again.


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    Louie Role Nov 05, 2008

    "Twain" might be the magic word. Pls start here.

    • Near bottom right, do again the Click here under Sharp Europe - Manuals and Downloads;

    • click on the "Drivers" button near the top;

    • click on Copier / MFD;

    • to limit the selection, pls select English in Languages and Windows XP in Operation System;

    • leave Emulations "All Emulations";

    • leave the Model - Search blank;

    • click on submit button;

    • the top two (2) files are Twain drivers.
    Unfortunately without a model number, I can not verify which is applicable. You are of course free to try any of the two and see which one will work.

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    Louie Role Nov 06, 2008

    Hi again,

    Is the AL-1644 connected by parallel or USB pls?

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    Louie Role Nov 10, 2008

    I understand, USB connected. Pls try here. You need to enter the shown verification code and thereafter click on the Download button. Although it says AL-1642CS, you will notice that the contents are meant for the 1600 series. What is important is that it contains both printer and scanner. I hope that this one does the trick for you.



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