Question about HP ScanJet 5100C Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

Need a parallel port to usb port for a scanjet 5100c

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 741 Answers

Radio shack, Circuit City,, on and on...its available...FixYa does not sell any hardware or software just provide answers. Good Luck..

Posted on Mar 12, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is there a cable available to connect my HP 5470c scanner to my Toshiba laptop. What and where can it be purchased? My computer will take USB cables but the cable with the scanner is obviously not the...

This model HP5470C was supplied with a parallel and USB cables to connect to computers.
For PCs the manual recommends using the parallel cable and for Apple computers to use the USB cable.
If the Toshiba does not have a parallel printer port then try using the USB cable.
For a manual for your scanner go to this WEB site.

Mar 30, 2011 | HP Scanjet 5470c Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

I need HP Scanner 5100C driver, pls help me !

You can download the scanner driver from HP Support and drivers WEB site, please click on this link and select your model scanner to download :-

Dec 03, 2010 | HP ScanJet 5100C Flatbed Scanner

3 Answers

Is there a way to run this thing through a usb port if it was set up for parrerl link

Yes, but you have to buy an adaptor for it. What you need to buy is called a bidirectional USB to Parallel adaptor. The "bidirectional" part is important, since you're using a scanner, not a printer.

Google for "bidirectional usb parallel adaptor" shows that they cost between $20 and $30

Feb 13, 2010 | HP ScanJet 5300C Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

Do you have an electonic copy of the HP Scanjet 5100c user manual?

why not download from internet its free.
goto "google" serach engine
write your printer name i.e HP Scanjet 5100c
and press enter.
it will gives you a list. Press enter on your specific printer name & free download from internet

Sep 02, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

HP Scanjet 5100c and USB

Hi Richard,

Download the top listed driver from this HP support page:

I think the next one down, for parallel only, is the one you are probably trying to install. You have to uninstall that one first, before installing the new one.
Do it from the Control Panel, System, Device Manager. Uninstall the Driver, then 'Install Driver' and choose the 'Browse my computer for driver' type option, navigate to the folder you unzipped the new one to and select and install it. Then reboot.
It should work now.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Jan 08, 2009 | HP ScanJet 5100C Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

I did not find to drivers and controllers by my hp scanjet 5100c

Sorry to say, but the ScanJet 5100c is not a Vista compatible unit.
The same thing happened with some of the earlier HP units when XP came out.
This is not the only piece of equipment out there that is not supported in Vista, it is too old for them to write drivers for.

HP does offer a trade ups option for older equipment. You can read about it here

Aug 24, 2008 | HP ScanJet 5100C Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer


Yes, if the USB is giving you consistent issues then parallel is a more straight forward method of access as it does not create a virtual port. Might slow your scans down though.

Aug 01, 2008 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP ScanJet 5100C Flatbed Scanner Logo

Related Topics:

175 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Ben Johnson

Level 3 Expert

685 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides