?
Solved

Primax Scanner not found!

Posted on 1998-10-17
10
Medium Priority
?
259 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have a Primax Colorado D600 Scanner. The peoblem is Windows 98 can't find it. I've tried to re-install but nothing happens. "Please check LPT port, Power adapter and parallell port cable" is the message. What should I do?
0
Comment
Question by:rutger
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
10 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:larbel
ID: 1646363
What is your LPT port settings in bios?  It should be ECP/EPP.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:steath_acid
ID: 1646364
does you r printer work, also this is a parrell port pass thru corrct?
0
 

Author Comment

by:rutger
ID: 1646365
I don't have a printer connected at all. I've tried to set the LPT port to ECP/EPP in BIOS but it doesn't work.
0
Video: Liquid Web Managed WordPress Comparisons

If you run run a WordPress, you understand the potential headaches you may face when updating your plugins and themes. Do you choose to update on the fly and risk taking down your site; or do you set up a staging, keep it in sync with your live site and use that to test updates?

 

Expert Comment

by:steath_acid
ID: 1646366
Check and make sure the port is installed & working properly, by going to conrtol panel, system, device manager, and under ports.  Click on properties and check the varios tabs for errors, conflicts, ect. Also what do you meran by it does not work, that the scanner still does not work??
0
 

Author Comment

by:rutger
ID: 1646367
I've tried to adjust the LPT-port in BIOS. Windows finds it and installes the drivers but Windows doesn't find the scanner.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:larbel
ID: 1646368
Usually, the scanner must be turn on prior to starting windows, otherwise, windows might not find it.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:steath_acid
ID: 1646369
Windows probely does not have drivers for your scanner &/or it is not plug and play.  your scanner came with software right?? i assume you installed that.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:bjgrant
ID: 1646370
Does the scanner show up in yourdevice manager?  If so, what are the properties?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
dmckee1 earned 200 total points
ID: 1646371
Most parallel port scanners that are pre win98 will not work correctly with out getting some updated drivers from the manufacture, I know because even the new hp 5100c scanner will not work with 98 unless you have a new version of the software.
It looks the same on the package but it is different...
I had to contact hp and get the updated CD... more than likely you will have to do the same with yours.....
0
 

Author Comment

by:rutger
ID: 1646372
I have a TXPro (M575 I Think)Motherboard. The LPT-settings are as follows:
Normal, Bi-Dir, EPP (Version 1.7 and 1.9) and EPP/ECP- I don't have SPP. Perhaps this is the problem?

The software are installed.
0

Featured Post

Want to be a Web Developer? Get Certified Today!

Enroll in the Certified Web Development Professional course package to learn HTML, Javascript, and PHP. Build a solid foundation to work toward your dream job!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
In this modest contribution, I want to share with the IT community (especially system administrators, IT Support Engineers and IT Help Desks) about Windows crashes/hangs and how to deal with these particular problems.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question