I have a Scanjet5200C that has only worked about 25 times since owning it. I've done ever possible fix known.
When I invoke the software to scan the scanner sits for about five minutes then starts a scan and dies in the middle. I've tried both USB and parallel connects. Tried it on two different computers.
I removed, reinstalled and changed cables. I've downloaded and applied USB patch. I've removed and reinstalled scanner, software, USB hub.
When I invoke the sanning software the light comes on, scanner moves some, light goes off and it does this about three times and then the light stays on and after 5 minutes the scanner will kick in, scan about half the image and dies.
Any ideas other than throwing the thing out the window. I know I have spent at least 30 hours trying to get tis thing working.