ScanJet 5300Cse VERY slow
Posted on 2000-02-15
I've just installed a ScanJet 5300Cse. I'm using a Pentium 200 with Windows 98; I had to install a USB on my machine. My old scanner (a ScanJet 5p which self-destructed) used a SCSI card, which I removed before installing the USB. As far as I can tell, the USB is working OK, and the "Scanners and Cameras" section of Control Panel shows the ScanJet 5300C installed.
The problem is that the scanner takes about 7 minutes to scan a one-page letter in black-and-white text mode at 75 dpi (it takes longer with higher dpi). The scanning light moves about half an inch, pauses for maybe 10 seconds, then moves another half inch, and so on, until it gets to the end. The scan looks OK, but my old scanner could do the same job in a few seconds. Can anyone suggest a solution?
I also noted that the light stays on all the time that the scanner is powered up, but am I correct in thinking (judging from other posts I've seen here) that that's normal behavior with the newer scanners?