Question about Canon CanoScan LIDE50 Flatbed Scanner
How do I open up a CanoScan LIDE 50? I received a lide 50 as a gift, it was broken, and I see that a cable clip at the end of the scanner has been either been broken or disconnected, and I wish to open the unit and reconnect it. And then I will worry about the driver, can you help with some directions to open the plastic case or remove the gass from the top. Thanks Rich
Most (but not all) desktop scanners' casing are locked in place by bottom screws. Often these screws (2~4) would be underneath the rubber feet/pad of the scanner or a sticker. In some models, there are narrow slots underneath. These slots are the locking points of the top cover and would require the use of a flat screwdriver to pry open. Still others are simple snap locks at the front/rear portion of the junctions of the top and bottom cover/panel. Other than the screw type, most opening would require a bit of force to un-snap the locks. It helps to slightly pry the joints open with a flat tool such as a metal ruler and force only on the areas determined to have the snaps.
Should you be successful in prying the halves apart, the glass is held in place sometimes by an angular plastic strip locked in place by 2 small screws.
The driver is available here. Pls be reminded that drivers are OS specific.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up of should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
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Guide to installing Canon CanoScan LiDE 35, 50 and 60 on Mac OS X 10.8. Mountain Lion:
FIRST PART: DELETING OLD LiDE DRIVERS AND SOFTWARE
HD:/Library/Image Capture/Twain Data Sources
delete the CanoScan CanoScan XXXX.ds file
(Make note of any other files that may be in this folder. If other files are present, move them to the desktop for now. Then place them back after successfully using the scanner.)
delete the 'CanoScan XXXX' folder
delete the folders containing the name CanoScan, or starting with CNQL.
delete the CanoScan Toolbox Application
delete any items named "CanoScan Toolbox"
SECOND PART: MAKING YOUR SCANNER WORK
CanoScan LiDE 50 and LiDE 35 work both with the 35 driver:
CanoScan LiDE 60 driver:
VueScan 9.2 (or later) x32 for Mac OS X
Alternative to VueScan: CanoScan Toolbox. I prefer VueScan.
Try your luck with Version 4 or Version 5.
CanoScan Toolbox 4: cstbosx4934ej4.dmg
CanoScan Toolbox 5: cstbosx5014ej4.dmg
(Alternatively try and install CanoScan Toolbox 4 or 5)
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