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I have a problem saying "Unable to open TWAIN server". How
can I get this resolved? Im' on XP system. I was given an old scanner (Canoscan N670U) by someone who upgraded and loaded the software on my computer but the scanner won't work.
I get the message "Unable to open TWAIN Server". I am a complete computer illiterate. What in heck is a TWAIN Server and what do I have to do to get it to work ?
I should mention that my computer has the Vista operating system.
I googled Twain Server and downloaded a program called Driver Detective which scanned my system and told me everything was OK.
I am about two minutes away from sending it to the dump.
For any device to work you need 'drivers'. It is difficult to find a driver for an old product with a new OS like vista. You can try to get drivers for XP or Win2000 and use them.
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I have seen your message stating that "Initialization failed - Unable to acquire TWAIN-compliant device" error is received when trying to connect USB-Parallel type to your Laptop.
Well, Printer Panasonic UF4100, recommends to use only " Printer/Scanner Interface as Bi-directional Parallel (IEEE1284) " means you need to use Parallel cable to connect Printer to the Computer/Notebook. You may receive some communication error messages if you are using a "PORT REPLICATOR CABLE"( USB TO PARALLEL connector). The error message that you have received is related to the communication error. Futher, if you use same USB- Parallel cable for long time the Printer Hardware functionality might go bad, since Printer memory gets confused and will not read or detect the Cable , since it is not a cable to use mentioned by Panasonic Manufacturer.
Let me tell you, general functionality of Printer like Printing would work even if you use USB-Parallel cable. But it is not a case with Scanner and Fax functionality.
Hence, I recommend you to use only Parallel cable to connect your Printer to the Laptops.
I hope that this will resolve the issue for you.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further assistance.
Oct 17, 2007 | BafoTech BAFO BF-1284 Parallel Adapter
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