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CanoScan LiDE 30

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Edward5252 Calculating status...
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Jan 22, 2013 10:29 PM

I got a CanoScan LiDE 30 and it installed and worked properly right away on my laptop (Windows 7) so I bought it because the Canon website said it would work on Mac 10.4, but it doesn't.  I tried the install CD that worked on my laptop, and the download from the Canon website. I tried VueScan too but that wouldn't download.  What can I do?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Canon CanoScan LiDE 30
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to Edward5252)

    Try hooking it up via a wall powered USB hub.  Try Silverscan, or SANE*:

     

    http://www.macmaps.com/macosxnative.html#SCANNER

    OS X Mountain Lion, * Links may give me compensation
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,235 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:58 PM (in response to Edward5252)

    I have a G4 MDD Mac running Tiger 10.4.11. The same Canon scanner works with my Mac.

     

    Click on About This Mac>More Info>Hardware>USB  Does the CanoScan show up?

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to Edward5252)

    A wall powered USB hub is one that uses a power adapter to connect to the wall or your power strip.    There are USB hubs that connect just to the computer and get their power from the computer.  A hub is a device that takes one cable from the computer and allows you to hook up many devices through that one cable.  If the scanner is expecting more power from your USB port, it may be disappointed because some ports on the Mac are low power, and hence connecting via a wall powered hub masks the low power issues of the Mac, and allows the device to work.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:50 AM (in response to Edward5252)

    You'll have to ask Canon about the Omniscan error.  The Mac Mini could only run Mac OS 9 as Classic, if you used the original installer disc's restore function to install it. And as Classic, it has very poor driver support for Mac OS 9 drivers.  You are better off using the built-in Twain support through Image Capture or looking for drivers on their website, if the CD just includes 9 drivers.   10.5 by the way has no Classic support.   Neither do Intel Mac Minis with 4 or more built-in USB ports.  As for the power, yes, if there is more than one item on the bus, it probably won't be able to power it.  You can look at the System Profiler or System Information from the Apple menu (varies by Mac OS X version) to see what's on your scanner's USB bus.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:36 AM (in response to Edward5252)

    Wall power means AC power in hub terms, such as this Belkin at Provantage:

     

    http://www.provantage.com/belkin-f5u021v~7BELU037.htm?source=googleps

    I don't know about the extensions.  If you want a flat bed scanner that just works no matter what operating system, I can recommend the Canon MX700 as both a printer and scanner.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Edward5252)

    Now granted that is only USB 1, which is slow, but at least it will give it enough power that it worry about a signal coming through, and it will slow anything else using USB with data.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to Edward5252)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to Edward5252)

    That's the time period it states for free updates.   Nobody says you must update.  It is not like Windows.

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