HELP: Acer Prisa 620st

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Winston, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Winston

    Winston Guest

    Hope someone can help me out here. I have an Acer Prisa 620ST that I haven't
    used for some time and now that I want to use it I cannot find the SCSI card
    that came with it..
    The scanner has a 25pin connector and I am at a loss as how to get this
    thing going. What I need is a PCI SCSI card that has 25 pin connector and I
    was wondering if anyone can help me with a sloution. I am also having an
    Adaptec 2940UW in my setup and if there is a way to use this card with the
    scanner but how do I do it since the external connector is 68 pin.
    Any help is appreciated.

    Winston, Jul 23, 2005
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  2. Winston

    Baz Guest

    Hi Winston,

    Yes you can use the Adaptec 2940 SCSI card. I did for a while until I
    upgraded to another scanner. Mine was an ACER Prisa 300S (or something like
    that - it the 300dpi version of yours). I used a "Macintosh" style cable
    with the 50pin (centronics style) to DB25 connectors. I came across an
    adapter from 68 pin to the 50 pin (centronics style) connector. I didn't
    worry about trying to terminate the end of the SCSI chain, in my case the

    A bit messy but it worked. You could make your own cable if you feel up to
    it. Get a 68 pin cable to 50 pin (centronics style) plug and cut the 50 pin
    one off and put a DB25 plug on. You'd have to do some research on pin
    connections first, but the info shouldn't be too hard to find.

    I also used with the same scanner at one time a Tekram DC315 SCSI card,
    which to me seemed to be mainly useless for anything else. It also had the
    68 pin connector on the back.

    Baz, Jul 29, 2005
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