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Scanner driver or USB/Parallel

I installed already the scanner driver but it is not found/unavailable when i tried scanning for many times. I checked its properties from control panel (XP) but it is also unavailable. why is that? and how can i use this MFP scanner? i am tired of finding answer, your reply with we my last hope. i badly needed this scanner.

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Re: scanner driver or USB/Parallel

from add remove programs
then download and install printer driver you have or do web search for new printer driver via the web" type in printer driver for
AL 1642CS. you must include operating system version windows xp 98 2000 etc...

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I have an old serial printer that works fine, I can not connect it to my new computer via a parallel to usb cable convertor on windows 7!

Hi craig931, First try downloading the latest driver of your printer and your usb converter compatible for windows 7. Second Checked your device manager if your printer and usb to parallel driver properly installed, it should be there. If not yet installed try using different usb port one at a time until the cable have been detected. Third if you see already the printer port force to change it to USB001 or Com1, then try to print. regards,

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My SCX-4521F Scanner is not working. "System Cannot Found" - Message pop-up on my PC whenever I tried to do scanning. An unknown characters appeared on my Samsung All-in-One Laser Printer every time I do...

1. Reconnect the PC and printer, replace any faulty

cables. If using a parallel cable, check that the parallel
port is properly configured in the BIOS.

2. If printing is OK check that the Scan driver is also

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I tried to scan a picture and I get a message that says the scanner can not be found or the scanner cannot be initialized.

check is your scanner already active, if it's active try to uninstall the driver first then restart the pc, than install the driver again

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I want driver for windows 7

It seems that Toshiba's latest driver for this device supports only Windows XP and Vista 32-bit.

Here are the links:
1. Scan/Print Driver, Win 2000/XP v2.30
2. Scan/Print Driver for Vista 32 bit
3. Button Manager for Vista 32 bit

Manufacturers usually drop support for older devices after some time. Specially for printers and scanners the support is even more limited; most of them (if not all of them) offer warranty of one year.

Your best shot is to try the Vista drivers. For printing you shouldn't have problems. When you install the printer Windows have generic drivers for supported (current/older) devices. This driver should work for printing.

For scanning you can try something like VueScan which is compatible with Windows 7. Toshiba devices are not in their list of compatible scanners, but you can never know...
Note that VueScan only works with SCSI, USB and Firewire connections, most wireless Canon and HP scanners (on Windows and Mac OS X only) and doesn't work with parallel-port connections.

This can be solved with a parallel to USB cable converter (be sure to check whether you need male or female parallel to male or female USB converter).

I hope this answers your request.


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I try to scan a document and it says that I am not set up on pc. I use just the scan button and it still won't scan. Help please!!!

Verify cables connected properly to the back of the scanner
If the scanner is a parallel port scanner it is likely it has two available connections on the back of the scanner. Verify that the cable coming from the computer is connecting to the IN, Computer IN, computer, or similar connection.
Ensure that the scanner is getting power
If your scanner is not getting power it is recommended that you check the connections ensuring that they are connected properly to the back of the computer and from the scanner to the wall. If you have the scanner connected to a power strip and or surge protector it is temporarily recommended that you connect the scanner directly to the wall.
If the computer scanner is getting power, you should notice the inside light come on when the power is first received by the scanner.
After checking the connections you still get no power to the scanner, it is recommended you contact the manufacturer of the scanner.
Additional parallel port scanner troubleshooting
If you have another device connected in between the scanner and the computer, turn off the computer and temporally disconnect the devices connected to or from the scanner. If, after disconnecting these devices, the scanner works, it is likely that another device may have issues or may be unable to work with other parallel devices.
PC Windows users verify no TSRs are running in the background
Press CTRL + ALT + DEL and end task all currently running software except explorer and systray and attempt to scan again. If this resolves your issue it's a possibility that an application in the background such as a virus utility is preventing your scanner from scanning.
Verify the LPT port mode
PC users ensure that the LPT port mode within the computer BIOS is set to either EPP or bi-directional mode and/or try alternating between these two modes.
Update the drivers
Verify that the latest drivers are installed for the operating system being used on your computer. A listing of computer scanner manufacturers and links to the drivers pages can be found on our scanner drivers page.

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This is happening because the system doesn't have Network Twain Port drivers installed.

Try installing the twain port drivers and assign the IP address of the printer to scan

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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 The cable my printer came with is part number C6680-80003 (see Hope this helps.

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Problem scanning with samsung scx 4521f


Sorry to have missed your initial posting...

In any case, to my understanding, this particular printer is likewise capable of USB connection. Perhaps you can try connecting it pure USB and go through the installation again. this might simplify interface and communications between notebook and scanner/printer.

If for some reason you would want to retain Printer/Parallel to Notebook/USB, you need to check your Imaging Devices in the notebook's Device Manager and verify that all drivers are installed for the Samsung SCX-4521F. There should be no yellow or red marks. If there are or if the Samsung SCX-4521F instance is not present, you may need to reinstall using the Add Hardware Option in the Control Panel. You may need to manually select the imaging device/scanner. This holds true if you are using Windows XP.

If you are using Vista, you may need to download all the Vista drivers from the Samsung website. Further, pls be informed that to my knowledge, Vista has certain issues with USB ports. Microsoft has issued a patch/update specifically for this concern. It may be downloaded from here or here.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Scanner not working

Samsung can be cheeky with support i have found and not as helpful with tech help. Instead of going off in tiny circles with unlocking etc, i would go for the quick fix and suggest your scanner may not have installed properly when you installed it. As you have installed the drivers again with no luck i would even suggest goint to samsung web site and downloading new updated drivers for your printer to eliminate corrupt drivers. Does you pc register the scanner being there? Go to control panel, hardware/ printers, find your printer and check all the drivers and whether scanner is actually present on the pc here.

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