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Connecting a scanner

The label just says X6, not EL, if that makes a difference. I am trying to set this scanner up with my Dell and Windows XP. I connected it to the printer parallel port as the instructions say, but the computer won't recognize that is it there. After installing the software, the "test connection" says there is no connection. I know it's an old scanner, but I don't want to buy a new one right now. Any suggestions?

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Re: Connecting a scanner

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 2. you followed the instruction in your manual or at 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.

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