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[filmscanners] Re: Epson scanner drivers will not stay installed

Two thoughts:

25 pins on the computer and 50 pins on the device was the standard SCSI 
configuration for
years. 25-to-50 cables are probably more common than 50-to-50 cables. The extra 
25 lines
are just grounds (individually paired to each data line) and only really need 
to be
connected at one end. If, however, the scanner is really 68 pins, not 50, it 
may well not
work with this old SCSI card even with an adapter.

Totally different OS, totally different interface, but... on an OS 9 Mac my 
Sprintscan 120
installed it's own Firewire drivers that made Firewire access nearly impossible 
everything else, and made my USB slightly odd as well. My suggestion would be 
to use
Vuescan (which, unlike Polacolor, does NOT need the goofy Firewire driver)  and 
every last bit of Polaroid software.

"James L. Sims" wrote:

> I am having a problem with my computer dropping a driver. I have a
> Polaroid SprintScan 120 film scanner (firewire interface) and an Epson
> 1650 scanner (USB interface.  In addition, I have a multi-card reader
> and a trackball that also have USB interfaces.  My problem is that I
> have to reinstall the drivers for the Epson scanner almost every time I
> use it. My operating system is Windows 2000.
> Has anyone experienced this problem?  The Epson scanner also has a SCSI
> interface.  Maybe using it would help.  I haven't done that because the
> scanner has a 50-pin connector and my Adaptec SCSI card has a 25-pin
> connector - I guess there's such a thing as an adapter.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> Jim Sims

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