Question about Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Scanner won't work do to needing twain - Printers & Copiers

Posted by on

  • Billwfreeman Apr 19, 2008

    My C4180 with Vista wont scan to the compouter- it works OK scanning to print or to a memory card. It prints from the computer. When I try to scan it stops and the H Scanner logo stays on the screen but it doesn't do anything.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    scanner wont work

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Problem in scaning the document

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't acquire image from scanner says: The


Sounds like the TWAIN software is not being seen by the scanner. There are some generic free TWAINs available on line. If that does not work, I would look to get the latest driver for the scanner and uninstall it completely then, reinstall the driver before reattaching the scanner to the PC.

Oct 22, 2013 | Canon D420 AllInOne Laser Printer

2 Answers

Keeps saying "scanner failure" What do I do?


Scanners are a real legacy issue within windows - they have been there forever and yet the software controlling them hasn't been improved on - TWAIN it is the name of the Toolkit which communicates with your scanner and the proprietary software sits on top of that. TWAIN stands for "Toolkit Without An Interesting Name" - I think says it all. It hasn't been improved on much through the various releases of Windows. But to help you more we would need a lot more information.

- Platform Windows 7 .... Mac ...
- Scanner name and manufacturer
- Type of connection to the scanner ( USB ¦ WIRELESS )
- Whether you have had the scanner working in the past on this machine.
- Does the scanner work on another machine - Do you have another machine on which to try the scanner.
- Do you have the original disks for the scanner. And the original Windows Disk - so that you can load up the TWAIN software.
- How did you install the software for the scanner
- Have you come across this TWAIN driver ( perhaps you haven't installed that - because the Manufacturer's software doesn't include the TWAIN driver ( you have to load that from your Windows disk )

If you haven't loaded the TWAIN software - then perhaps - you should de-install the Manufacturers software and then install the TWAIN driver from the disk ( although - it may already be resident in the bowls of the Windows environment on the machine ) and then finally re-install the Manufacturer's software ...

So more questions than answers - but I hope that helps ....

Greg McC

Jul 02, 2010 | HP PSC 750 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I do not know how to use the scanner on my printer SCX-4200


Twain
Hi, normally, if you have installed the complete driver set, the easiest way is to run a program with scanning capability i.e. photoshop, or word. the software normally given with a scanner is a 'twain' which becomes linked to the picture receiving program. If you have MS word (I'll use this as an example ), ensure the scanner software is installed, the scanner switched on and connected to the computer correctly click Insert select picture then scanner - (or it may say twain). At this point the scanner mini program - the 'twain' should start and then follow the scanner instructions and a scan of whatever you have selected should be inserted into the word document. Bit of trivia - TWAIN stands for Tool With An Interesting Name - yup it really is!.

Mar 05, 2010 | Samsung SCX 4200 All-In-One Laser Printer

1 Answer

When I open HP Scan Pro and attempt to scan a document it tells me the scanner is not found. It is plugged in by USB correctly.


The computer is looking for a "Twain" device. Although the printer is correctly installed, to scan a document or picture, you need a program to associate with the scanner and identify the "Twain" device. To do this, open up any photo software or even MS Paint. Under the File tab there should be an option to Import or Import from a device i.e. camera, scanner. This is the option you want. Select your HP Scan Pro as the Twain device and you can scan from your computer. The other way would be to open HP Imaging software package that came with the machine and configure your scanner from within the program. Either way works its just a matter of preference. Best of luck and reply back with any questions.

Nov 05, 2009 | HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

My Brother MFC-240C's scanner won't work.


Sir,
check this site for all troubleshooting tips for scanner. http://welcome.solutions.brother.com
Thanks Good Luck

Sep 12, 2009 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

My computer is unable to open twain driver


you may need to reinstall the twain driver at this time, or use a different application program inorder to scan
appreciate your kind comment

Apr 12, 2009 | Canon BJC S600 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Cannot communicate with twain devise


I suggest using ISIS drivers instead of TWAIN. I have always had trouble with the twain drivers failing especially in paperport ive found the ISIS drivers to be much more stable.
If you do require TWAIN though best way to fix is un-install the software that the TWAIN driver came with and re-install it. Unfortunately thats the easiest solution.
If you want to try the isis drivers they should be on the cd that you used for the twain drivers just select isis instead.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

Mar 22, 2009 | Brother MFC620CN Home/Office Color Inkjet...

2 Answers

I have an officejet 4315v all-in-one i would like to scanner


Twain
Hi, normally, if you have installed the complete driver set, the easiest way is to run a program with scanning capability i.e. photoshop, or word. the software normally given with a scanner is a 'twain' which becomes linked to the photoshop program. If you have MS word (I'll use this as an exAmple ), ensure the scanner software is installed, the brother switched on and connected to the computer correctly click Insert select picture then scanner - (or it may say twain). At this point the Brother mini program - the 'twain' should start and then follow the scanner instructions and a scan of whAtever you have selected should be inserted into the word document. Bit of trivia - TWAIN stands for Tool With An Interesting Name - yup it really is!.

Feb 17, 2009 | HP Officejet 4315v All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

EPSON STYLUS CX4800


You need to download a "Twain Driver and Epson Scan Utility" from
the Epson Website.

But before you start downloading the Twain Driver we need to delete
the previously installed driver in your computer.

1.) Click and open the MAC or Apple Hard drive / Application and trash Epson Scan and Epson Scanner Monitor ( drag it to your trash )
2.) MAC hard drive / Library / Image Capture / Twain Data Source., we need to trash ( *.ds file )
3.) MAC hard drive / Library / Application Support., trash the Epson Scanner Module
4.) Disconnect the connection ( USB ) between the printer and your MAC.
5. ) Empty your Trash bin and restart your MAC

After the restart we can now download and install the Twain driver to your MAC.

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=58606&prodoid=56291067&infoType=Downloads&platform=Macintosh

After the installation try to launch Epson Scan under Application

Feb 10, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX4800 All-In-One InkJet...

3 Answers

I have a Canon scanner 5000f. All of a sudden the computer won't recognize it and says it is "unable to select Twain Source." What do I do?


First you need to follow the instructions for installing the scanner. It is important whether you connect the scanner before the software is installed and whether you work from the new hardware found box or just install the driver as software. It sometimes varies between operating systems as well.

Sometimes the twain files can become corrupted. Since other devices like digital cameras use the twain files they aren’t erased with a driver uninstall or overwritten with an install. If the twain files are gone the driver install will also install them.

Uninstall ScanGear (I think that is the Canon driver software) and remove the scanner if it is still showing in device manager and control panel under scanners. Unplug the USB.
Do a search for twain and delete all you find in the Windows folder. There is probably a folder and several files – delete them all. Do not remove any twain files not in the Windows folder.
Dig out the instructions and reinstall the scanner exactly according to them.

Jan 14, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Printers & Copiers Logo

Related Topics:

1,222 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96576 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1472 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...