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Anyway to make the epp version work without a printer port?

I have the Microted X6 scanner with the epp port. I now have a computer that does not have a printer/parallel port. Is there any convenient way to get this scanner to work at a reasonable cost?
I have thought about getting PCI IEEE 1284 card an puting in my computer. I have tried the usb to IEEE 1284 cable, doesn't work.
Any suggestions or should I just through my hands up and get a new scanner? I also have the medium sized light box that goes with it. That is why I hate to give it up.
Thanks for any help you may offer...

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Hi, Based on your post/description, I will assume that your scanner then is X6 EPP and that: 1. you have the original CD installer or downloaded the 3 .exe files from http://support.microtek.com/downloads/drv_specific.phtml?cnntn=a&x=21&y=20&slct_os=8&step=2&prod=87&bymdlnme=1&drvgrp=87 2. you followed the instruction in your manual or at http://support.microtek.com/tech_faqs_stp.phtml?request=FAQ-PCDI&point=KB-00003#stepbystep and still "...the "test connection" says there is no connection..." A possible workaround: Power off and reboot, on restart hit del, F2 or whatever it is that will allow you to go to BIOS. In the BIOS setup, look for the "Parallel Port Mode", you might have several choices are ECP, SPP, EPP, ECP + EPP; select EPP, save, exit, reboot. Try your scanner. If this doesn't work, try the ECP + EPP or the others (might as well). If still a no go, double check that you have the right drivers for the right Windows. Hope this be of help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Microtek Scanmaker X6EL

Yes you can still use the scanner. The beauty of todays technology is that there are adapters for everything. You can get a SCSI to USB adapter for just a few dollars at most best buy stores.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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Since you didn't tell us which country you're located in, or which OS you're using, I can't provide any more specific information for you...

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