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How to connect Agfa Duoscan T1200 scanner to a PC via USB

What is the cheapest way to connect a T1200 scanner to a modern laptop (running XP) which only has USB ports? Can any old printer adapter cable do the job or does the cable have to support "SCSI" communication?

I was thinking this one would do and then I started reading forums about the SCSI cable (about 10 times the price)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Printer-Converter-Cable-1-8M/dp/B00077DJIG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1235413504&sr=1-1


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Am looking at buying a friends 320 scanner, He cant find the booklet or cd 4 it. also doesn't have the parallel cable eather. Can i get this from the company? Also I havw windows xp. will this work on...


First you would need to make sure you have a parallel port on your computer, because if you don't, you would need to get an adapter of some sort for either a p2p or usb port, whichever you prefer. I'm not sure if you can get a parallel cable from the manufacture, but you could probably find it on eBay. With an older scanner and a newer computer, you can probably just plug it in and it will work, but if you need the software, go here: http://www.nodevice.com/driver/320P/get25293.html

Hope this helps!

Aug 25, 2011 | AcerScan 320P Flatbed Scanner

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12 year old notebook - need to connect a printer


Yes you can use any Printer

use it through Parallel port....
you get the converter cable for USB to Parallel port

printers don't need high config....
regards

Apr 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Usb 1.0 or usb 2,flatbed scanner compatability


Find a USB device, such as a memory-stick, that is "USB 2.0" and connect it to a USB port. If Windows XP pops-up a window ("this device will perform better when connected to a USB 2.0 port"), then you have connected it to a USB 1.1 port.

Yes, you can connect a scanner, if it has a USB connection. Not all laptops have a parallel-port ("old-style" printer) port, but some scanners require a parallel-port.

Jan 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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

Jun 01, 2009 | Acer ScanPrisa 640P Flatbed Scanner

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HELP ME


If you're running XP, you don't need an installation CD. I have that printer/scanner/copier and XP includes the driver. As well you can use XP's All Programs, Accessories, Scanner and Camera Wizard to scan. Unless your laptop has a parallel port or you have a Docking Station or Port Replicator, you'll need a Parallel to USB Adapter (see http://www.usb-ware.com/expresscard-parallel-port-sy-expc34-1p.htm). The cable my printer came with is part number C6680-80003 (see http://www.partshere.com/online/detail.asp?partno=C6680-80003). Hope this helps.

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Canon bjc 50 printer


You are correct on your deduction.
It is the USB to Parrallel adpter. They are not reliable in the XP/Vista enviroment. I have run into this several times.

Oct 07, 2008 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Canon BJC 2000 question-1284 to usb


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THE BEST WAY to add an LPT printer port to your laptop is to use a PCMCIA to Parallel adapter card.
The PC Card slot provides access to the laptop's data bus, and the PC Card adapter easily sets up as a native LPT port within almost any OS.

There is no delay, or connection problems as I've seen in so many complaints about USB to Parallel or Legacy Serial adapters. Printing is Instant.

PCMCIA is a mature standard, and works seamlessly with XP and Vista, and almost any other OS.

PARALLEL is the old standard fast data protocol. IEEE 1284 ECP mode up to 1.5 Mbps.
The BJC-80 and the BJC-85 have the same print speed. The BJC-85 just added USB.

INFRARED is ver 1.0 on the BJC-80, and printing is a bit slower at 115.2 kbps. Even the BJC-85 with its higher IRDA transfer rating and a laptop's built-in IR port, the XP print spooler has problems with it, and can hang if printing more than one page, and especially with more than one document. It will not scan.

I use IR for printing single pages only with either the BJC-80 or BJC-85.
USB to IRDA adapters work fine, and are less expensive $5-6 than
PCMCIA to Parallel adapters, $20-25.

I have tested and used several PCMCIA adapters from different manufacturers, and they all work perfectly as a hot-pluggable, instant LPT and/or Legacy Serial port for my laptops.
TIPS:
After installing the PC Card driver, check Device Manager for the LPT port number.
Install the printer manually from the list of printers, and select the proper LPT port.
Most laptops have two PCMCIA slots. If you change slots, the adapter card driver may reinstall, and assign the next available LPT port, LPT2.

To scan with the BJC-80, you must have an LPT port.
The PC Card adapter also allows the use of the IS-12 scanner cartridge within XP or Vista.
Within Vista, set the Canon ISScan software to run in Windows 98 compatibility mode, to allow use of the TWAIN driver.

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BJC 80 Won't Print


Try disable bidirectional support

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Time consuming


Try installing the latest driver: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=230&modelid=7998

Aug 23, 2007 | Canon BJC 80 InkJet Printer

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