Installing a scanner is a very easy
task. The common problems that people run into would be; not unlocking the
scanner before use and damaged scanners either by shipment or dropping it
To install a scanner follow the steps below:
- Parallel Port Scanner
- Shutdown system.
- Hook parallel connector to printer port of your computer. If you have
a SCSI scanner, or USB simply hook into one of those ports.
- Unlock scanner head. This is usually done underneath scanner of on
sides by power switch.
- Plug in power for scanner boot system up Windows will recognize new
device and hardware manager will appear.
- 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
- Turn Off PC and unplug from outlet
- Remove case cover
- Unscrew a slot on case for adapter card
- connect any necessary internal cables. (drives)
- Align card with Bus slot and seat evenly. Be careful of any catching
the cards ports on anything.
- Tighten down card snug
- Close case
- Hook up power
need to load drivers for your device. See: "Installing A
Device or Software" below.
- USB Scanner
- This one is very simple. You will simply plug in with computer
running and install a driver for it.
- Exit all programs running.
- With only windows running plug in your scanner into the USB port
- Give windows a few seconds
- you should be brought to a hardware wizard
- Now you are ready to load a driver for it
install software driver for the device, See: "Installing a
Device or Software" below.
Installing A Device or Software
Now there are many ways to install a device or software for the device.
The most common method is through the control panel. I will show you the
manual install under Windows
and the Plug and Play way.
Plug and Play-
With windows detecting your new device you have installed you will be
prompted for location of the device driver.
In windows you can choose to search for driver or review a driver list
windows has set up. The best way to go about this is to have your
manufacturers CD/Floppy disk ready and in a drive. Choose "Search
for a better driver".
The next dialog box will give you a list of a floppy, CD-ROM, and so on.
Choose the installation media type you are using and click
Now when if your unsure of the location of the software on the disk is
usually in a INF. file type. Also look in any corresponding folders for
example win95 or win 98 and even drivers. Refer to your software
documentation if you cant find it. Windows will also tell you if there is
information about your device in the next dialog box.
Now that you chosen the drive simply hit "ok" or
If you found the right driver you will see a dialog box with the new
information in it. Hit "next" or "ok"
Windows will build a database of needed drivers from the one you selected
and you will need to reboot.
Okay, all installed