I have my Arcus II on a Mac Pro via a FireSCSI adapter and i am utilizing the most recent VueScan software. When I try to preview or scan, the scanning head no longer moves nor lights up. Is this simply because the bulb is gone? It is still the original. or is this a different issue? It has run fine in this setup before.
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Agfa discontinued its consumer scanner product line (SnapScan, DuoScan,
Arcus), as well as its digital camera product line (ePhoto, StudioCam)
in September 2001. Therefore, we are no longer able to provide any
support. Agfa does not keep digital cameras or scanners, nor spare parts
for these products, in its stock. A number of companies (such as
VueScan) offer drivers that should allow older scanners to work with
recent operating systems.
My Arcus II is 20 years old. I don't know when Agfa stopped servicing their scanners. Mine uses scsi connections and it's connected to Mac G5 OS 9. My driver is Fotosnap. I have the original book and loose leaf.
I had the same problem. Upgraded from G5 PowerPC Tiger OS to iMac Snow Leopard. Have a Snapscan 1236U (ScanWise) and got the same error message ("cannot find the current ColorSync System Profile"). Downloaded trial version of VueScan (www.hamrick.com) , scanner worked, so purchased the VueScan Professional Edition ($79.99) (Standard Version is $39.99). My scanner is now working GREAT!
The VueScan program will work, but you have to go into device manager (Right-click "My computer" choose "Manage" select "Device Manager")
In device manager, you will probably see the scanner detected with a yellow triangle. Right-click the scanner and choose "Upgrade Driver" then choose "browse my computer for updated driver" and browse the the "VueScan" folder on your C drive.
Once you do that Vista will update to the VueScan Driver and you'll be ready to go (once you pay the nice folks at VueScan so that your scans don't have watermarks on them)