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Parallel port Have a Dell Inspiron 640m Laptop and has no Parallel port, could I still use the Artiscan 2400fs? if so, what could I do? If not I'll just return it to my Dad. Thank you, Mimi

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Re: Parallel port

I found a couple of adapters that might work.

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Tamarack 2400FS and Windows 7

Although I have never done it, I believe that you can run some older hardware as though it was a Windows XP machine. something like Compatibility Mode or Virtual machine.

Feb 18, 2015 | Tamarack ArtiScan 2400FS Film Scanner

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How to connect to the computer?

Devices: Canon CanoScan FB330P/FB630P Color Flatbed Scanners

Check pages 22-23 of this copy of your Canon Canoscan 630P Product Guide.

You'll need an "IBM-type" parallel printer cable - with a DB25 on each end, and your computer will also need to have an "IBM-type" DB-25 parallel printer port.

What the Canon Product Guide fails to mention is that this "IBM-type" printer cable is a kluged Centronics parallel printer cable, but became so popular (on older computers - your laptop may not have this port), that it got an IEEE standard: IEEE 1284 (with DB25 connectors on both ends).

You'll need a DB25-to-DB25 M/F cable, meaning DB25 connectors on both ends, with a Male on one end, and a Female on the other end.
The Male DB25 will plug into the Female DB25 connector on your computer/laptop, with the Female DB25 going to the FB630P Color scanner..
Here are some pictures/pricing:

The nice thing about the design of the Canon FB630P Color Scanner is that the scanner also has a Female DB25 Printer port for an existing parallel printer, so when you connect an FB330P/FB630P to your system, your existing parallel printer is daisy-chained through this port - so you needn't give up you printer (to scan), nor must you install another parallel printer port onto your PCI-bus tower PC to keep your printer.

Canon Canoscan FB330P/FB630P Color Scanner Product Guide (82 pages):

Most modern printers are USB-attached to laptop systems, so you may need an adapter, an example of which is seen here:

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Need a driver for vista (64)

Drivers all provided for free from the manufacturers website. Do not trust any software wanting money for such unless otherwised advised by a professional tech.

You may want to first Google the manufactures website first once there visit there support section.

The Live-Tech Staff is here to help you.

Jan 01, 2010 | Tamarack ArtiScan 2400FS Film Scanner

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I need to download the driver for the scanner. I only have the floppy. Is there a site that I can go to to do it? Thanks

you can try searching driver websites like, but if time is a factor for you, you might want to buy an external usb floppy drive.

thanks adi

Dec 11, 2009 | Tamarack ArtiScan 2400FS Film Scanner

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Teflon as gear material...?

Basically teflon is what is known as an ultra high wear molecular material, meaning it absorbs impact and is slightly spongy so when there is pressure it reverts back to it's normal shape and does not wear rapidly. Using teflon with steel, basically the steel absorbs into the metal teflon molecules over time that create a slippery surface for both preventing wear, slick50 oil additive is a good example.
Using a soft material with a hard material such as chain will result in the chain eventually wearing out. A good example is a rubber hose rubbing on a piece of steel, the hose is unaffected and the steel turns shiny and wears into a groove first.

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Cable connectivity with my laptop through a "parallel to usb cable". My laptop has no parallel port but only usb ports.

make sure you follow this step :
1. install driver USB to Paralel port (LPT1) before the cable connected to PC
2. After the driver installed, install the cable - and it supposed to be detected
3. the last think u have to do is install the scanner/printer driver

if it is not work, i guess the problem is on the USB to paralel adapter, or the driver not installed correctly

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Quality degradation

the manfacture is not longer in business. but the porduct still here.
here is a web site may help with some prblem, you may even able to e-mail the owner of the website for questions.

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The 1220P (P = Parallel) does not have a USB port and Windows XP does not support it.

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