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08-30-2009 06:19 AM
I have an old, reliable, highly satisfactory HP ScanJet 5100C.
I also have a new notebook (nee' laptop) computer.
The 5100C has a 25-pin connector.
The new notebook does not. (It has USB, video out, and telco [fax] ports/connectors.)
I don't want to buy a new scanner.
Any suggestions to make the 5100C communicate with the notebook (e.g. adaptor such as 25-pin to USB)?
The OS on the new notebook is Linux Ubuntu 9.04
BCPlanneer at gmail dot com
11-14-2009 11:31 AM
Have you been able to resolve the cable issue. I also have a new Laptop
and am having the same problem. I also understand that there is or could
be a problem with the software.
11-15-2009 04:14 AM
Cable remains a problem.
XP had a driver. (The scanner is connected to an older Compaq running XP.) Vista has little of anything, but perhaps Windows 7 will be better.
I THINK there may have been support in Ubuntu 9.04; I installed Ubu 9.10 and everything was messed up. (I intend to use Vista to delete the Ubu partition and reinstall 9.04 - Ubu's off-the-CD apps are "OK" but MS Office is superior, but you pay the price.)
12-11-2009 08:44 AM
I have a 5100c scanjet which worked well with window 2000. Now i have a computer with xp window. The error message says that the scanner is not connected to my pc?
Any suggestion? I have tried to uprade my scanner on website but that still did not work.
12-11-2009 09:34 AM
Re Win XP
I have my ScanJet 5100C connected to an XP machine.
Try the "wizard." Sometimes XP forgets and you need to run the Wizard - first time it may have to look for a driver (there is/was one at HP but it's inferior to the one that worked with Win 95 - before Microsnafu started insisting on its own code).
You can contact me off line at john glenn mbci at gmail dot com (no spaces) and I'll walk through and document the process for you).
03-05-2013 11:43 PM
I thought your are selling it? Windows XP is good for that! Computers are important to our living now and days. Kids use it for school work, and most businesses expect you to do just a little work when you get home for the day still. At the very least, you need it for email.