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
     
    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
    scanner.

    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.

    Regards
    Barry
     
    Baz, Jul 29, 2005
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