HP S20 and Windows XP

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Perplexed, Sep 21, 2005.

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    Perplexed Guest

    I have an HP S20 and have been unable to get it to function on my new
    computer, which uses XP Pro - I tried the HP software but no go.

    Can anyone recommend software that will allow me to continue to use my

    Perplexed, Sep 21, 2005
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    Cari Guest

    Cari, Sep 21, 2005
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    Perplexed Guest

    On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 10:31:19 -0700, "Cari"

    I think so - I have tried just about evry combination I can think of.
    Perplexed, Sep 26, 2005
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    Roger Guest

    I would think the S-20 would work just fine with XP.
    What happens? What do you get for errors, or error messages.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    Roger, Sep 27, 2005
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    Stephen Guest

    Have you got another scanner or camera plugged in at the same time?
    If so unplug the other device from the USB (hubs and direct connections),
    then reinstall the software, and you should hopefully get it working.
    Likewise other scanners or cameras won't work if the S20 is plugged in as
    well. You have to just keep swapping the plugs round.
    HP know about this problem as it's how they've set up the S20 to work under
    Windows XP. However they've never done anything to rectify it.
    Hope this will help.
    Stephen, Sep 28, 2005
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    Perplexed Guest

    Took group's advice - stripped old software off - reinstalled - hooked
    up S20 - rebooted - and now it works (there is a law somewhere that
    computers do not work until someone else tells you to do something you
    tried before - something like noises go away at an auto shop) - thanks
    to all.

    It now tells me I need to clean it to get the calibration to work -
    blew it out - will continue to try and figure this out.
    Perplexed, Sep 29, 2005
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    Roger Guest

    The S-20 can be a real bear, or pain in the back side when it comes to
    dirt. It only takes a spec to create lines and colorful spectral

    Some time just blowing off the prisms works and other times it takes a
    cleaning which is then followed by several "blow it out and try again"

    Some times you can scan for hours with no problems and other times you
    have to clean every few slides. Other times you scan rolls of film
    thinking you have great scans only to discover a scan line.
    Inspection may show it to go back three or four rolls which can be
    really exasperating.

    Good Luck,,

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    Roger, Sep 30, 2005
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