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I have this IBM ADF Flatbed Scanner but do not know how to connect it to my computer or how to start it It came with no manual or start up disc. Please help

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I also have one of these and they are completely worthless with out the interface card that is ment to come with it :(

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The pinout is specific for the original controller ISA board. So, even inserting the voltages (+5v and +12v) in the right pins, it would not be possible to connect to a Paralel port, the pinout is completely different.
I've found the pins to insert power, but this information turned out to be useless, since i cant connect the data pins to any valid port.
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04 - +12V
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06 - +12V
07 -
08 - +12V
09 -
10 - +12V
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12 - GND
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If you are receiving an Error Code 103 or a Paper Jam error, but there are no pages in the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), follow the steps below:
  1. Close the scanning application (such as PaperPort)
  2. Turn off the scanner and the computer
  3. If you have a combination ADF with a Flatbed scanner, unplug the ADF cable from the base of the scanner
  4. Plug the ADF cable back in
  5. Turn on the scanner power
  6. Turn on the computer
  7. Try scanning again
For a Paper Jam or Error Code 103, make sure that the ADF cable in the rear is connected to the scanner base. Check the flatbed to make sure that it is clear. A page incorrectly placed on the flatbed may interfere with a page feeding through the ADF.

If your scanner stops scanning due to a paper jam in the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), a warning dialog box appears after a few moments.

To clear a paper jam:
  1. Open the Automatic Document Feeder cover.
  2. Remove the jammed paper and close the cover.
If you are receiving a paper jam error, or if the scanner is running continuously, check to make sure the paper sensor arm is not stuck down.
  1. Open the Automatic Document Feeder cover.
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