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Initialization failed - Unable to acquire TWAIN-compliant device

This message "Initialization failed - Unable to acquire TWAIN-compliant device" display when i'm trying to scan using a BAFO-1284 USB-PARALELL cable connected to a Panasonic UF-4100 3-IN-ONE fax/scanner/printer with my laptop. Please note that printing is working perfectly.


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Re: Initialization failed - Unable to acquire...

I deleted some of my programs, then when tried to scan i got the message that i need the TWAIN-Comliant Device, What kind of device is this?. y the way i have Window XP and i installed HP 3015 scaner.

I need your help

Thanks Rajaa

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Re: Initialization failed - Unable to acquire...



I have seen your message stating that "Initialization failed - Unable to acquire TWAIN-compliant device" error is received when trying to connect USB-Parallel type to your Laptop.


Well,  Printer  Panasonic UF4100, recommends to use only " Printer/Scanner Interface as Bi-directional Parallel (IEEE1284) " means you need to use Parallel cable to connect Printer to the Computer/Notebook.  You may receive some communication error messages if you are using a  "PORT REPLICATOR CABLE"( USB TO PARALLEL connector).  The error message that you have received is related to the communication error. Futher, if you use same USB- Parallel cable for long time the Printer Hardware functionality might go bad, since Printer memory gets confused and will not read or detect the Cable , since it is not a cable to use  mentioned by Panasonic Manufacturer.


Let me tell you, general functionality of Printer like Printing would work even if you use USB-Parallel cable. But it is not a case with Scanner and Fax functionality.


Hence, I recommend you to use only Parallel cable to connect your Printer to the Laptops.


I hope that this will resolve the issue for you.


You can email me at if you need further assistance.



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