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I installed a Samsung SCX-5115 printer onto a win XP machine, and can NOT get anything to scan. Initially I was receiving various twain error messages, so I downloaded the latest software and drivers from Samsung's website, uninstalled the old, and installed the new.

Now I am able to print, but the computer simply hangs whenever I try to scan a document. I tried scanning through Smart Thru 3, and a third party utility, nothing works.


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  • Sean White Jun 17, 2008

    Actually, it looks like i'm still getting the following windows error message:

    "...TWAIN is not available

    please be sure that you have drivers for your scanner installed..."

  • Sean White Jun 17, 2008

    I've restarted multiple times, to no avail.

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    Have the same problem. It will not scan to computer. Downloaded the scan drivers but still no go. :-(

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    After you put the Twain drivers in, did you restart your computer?

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flopez
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SOURCE: ADF not working for TWAIN APIs

I need a little more description. Does the ADF handles the first page, or no page at all? Keep in mind that Samsung designs its own scanning application (SmartThru). Also check that the connection (parallel or USB) is correctly configured on your app.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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SOURCE: cannot operate scanner

Just posted two solutions to my problems. see here.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t134648-scanner_not_working

Hope it helps

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

SOURCE: printer driver can't be installed, Win XP

install driver

Posted on May 06, 2008

SOURCE: problem scanning with samsung scx 4521f

My connection is via a parallel to parallel cable, and I am also having a similar problem. I'm reading that usb to usb cable is the only way it will properly function. good luck with it!

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

flopez
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SOURCE: SCX 4100 scanner problems

In the SmartThru application, find the devices connected list (usually on the upper right corner at the main screen). Select the SCX-4100 from the list, since this software will work with many scanners. After selecting the unit, close and restart the program.

Be blessed.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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