Installing Devices - Scanners

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Installing a Scanner

-Installing a scanner is a breeze. There is some precautions such as unlocking the scanner before use. This is really about it. Keep the scanner clean and do not drop.

-To install a scanner follow the steps below.

Parallel Port Scanner

  1. Shutdown system.
  2. Hook parallel connector to printer port of your computer. If you have a SCSI scanner, or USB simply hook into one of those ports.
  3. Unlock scanner head. This is usually done underneath scanner of on sides by power switch.
  4. Plug in power for scanner.
  5. Boot system up.
  6. Windows will recognize new device and hardware manager will appear.

-For installing the software driver refer here:

SCSI Scanner

-If you have a SCSI scanner you may already be familiar with ID settings, terminator plugs, and anything else that goes along with the chain. First I want to cover installing the SCSI Adapter Card.

-Make sure and refer to your adapters documentation for jumper settings. You will want to set the jumpers if any before we install the adapter.

  1. Turn Off PC and unplug from outlet
  2. Remove case cover
  3. Unscrew a slot on case for adapter card
  4. Connect any necessary internal cables. (drives)
  5. Align card with Bus slot and seat evenly. Be careful of any catching the cards ports on anything.
  6. Tighten down card snug
  7. Close case
  8. Hook up power

-You may need to load drivers for your device. Refer here to do so: Click

USB Scanner

-This one is a breeze and way easy. You will simply plug in with computer running and install a driver for it.

  1. Exit all programs running
  2. With only windows running plug in your scanner into the USB port
  3. Give windows a few seconds
  4. You should be brought to a hardware wizard
  5. Now you are ready to load a driver for it

-To install software driver for device refer here: Click



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