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Re: Looking for an Alps MD5000 driver for Mac OSX
Here's an alternative: Adaptec makes a scsi card that you can put in your mac...If it's a tower. It's got a 50-pin high density exterior connector... you should be able to connect your unit to this... it's the Adaptec 29160N...there are a few different varieties...look for the high density 50-pin...my research is showing you may have to spend a little to get one.
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Sorry, there are no Windows 7 Drivers. There are a couple of work arounds. I use an older laptop with Windows XP.The XP drivers are easy to find on line.There is another way, but I have not tried it.It's using XP compatibility mode in Win 7.
1. delete any MD5000 printer entries. *(I had no other printer entries defined)* 2. Use ADD/REMOVE programs to remove the driver. 3. Disconnect printer USB cable (one you bought on EBAY) My laptop has no Parallel port. 4. Reinstall Driver (I am using 2.2.4) specifying not to make it the default printer. For me the 2.2.4 install worked fine. 5. use the add a printer function to manually add the MD5000P. I pointed the install wizard to the 2.2.4 file created by the installation of the driver when it asked if I had a disk. for my computer that was: C:\Documents and Settings\AMD64\My Documents\My Received Files\MDP224XP 5. after the printer definition was successful , I followed the steps from a previous message in the ALPS group listed below listed below:
RIGHT CLICK MD5000P ICON, and open properties menu for said printer (this is the one you created manually)
click PORT TAB:
pick a USB port ( virtual printer port) from list *(the install set it to a port of MD_LPT1 I selected USB001)*
DISABLE bi-directional support RADIO BUTTON,
click ADVANCED TAB:
click PRINT DIRECTLY TO PRINTER radio button,
OPEN PRINT PROCESSOR BUTTON on bottom of page, from menu select ALMD224S (for print processor) and DATA TYPE select RAW(FF AUTO).
I plugged the printer in a USB slot and printed test page and a color photograph.
After this all worked I reset the USB port definition to reselect the bi-directional function. So I do run with the bi-directional mode
Note that Win XP itself will auto create a printer definition using a Microsoft driver "AlpsMD-5000P (MS)" if you use this printer to print you will not get any of the ALPS functions.
But this seems to have worked for me.
I hope this helps you. I have only worked with an AlpsMD5000 so I have not done this with any other model but the steps I think the steps could still apply because of windows requirements. I have not tried to install the driver on Vista so I do not know if it will work but it might.
Hope this helps.
If any of this is a problem you can contact me and hopefully we can work it out on the phone or chat or whatever
There are WinXP drivers for the MD-4000. You can find them in the files section in the Yahoo ALPS Group. There are some conflicts with the Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and the ALPS printers. It is best to connect to a computer running SP2 and has a parallel port. The ALPS group also has the Twain for the Scanner. The MD-4000 does require a carrier to scan things.
There are two ways of retrieving data from a SCSI hard drive.
1. Connect the SCSI hard drive to a different SCSI connector on the same data cable, make sure this hard drive has a different SCSI ID from the first hard drive or other SCSI devices in your system. When you boot up your MAC you should see the second SCSI hard drive, You can then copy off your data or remove the redundant files and keep the old hard drive in your system as a 2nd hard drive.
2. Connect the old SCSI hard drive to a SCSI USB hard drive adapter. Then connect it to the USB port on the MAC and you should see this as an external hard drive.
You need a Firewire/ SCSI adapter. Mine is a Belkin F5U541. Then simply connect a SCSI cable from the scanner to the adapter & a Firewire cable from the adapter to your Mac. I'm using my old Umax Astra 2400S w/ a G5 iMac running OSX 10.6.7. I had to upgrade my old copy of VueScan, however, to run on Snow Leopard
I just told someone else this solution...KILL the SCSI junk...I had nothing but trouble with it with my Mac....I got a Ratoc Firewire to UltraSCSI Converter...to solve the regular SCSI to ultra SCSI problem...I also bought an adapter....It works great...no need for a SCSI card...or a driver...you just plug directly into your firewire port!
If anyone can help me with my TA adapter startup problem...I'll be thrilled!