HP4200C Scanner Lamp

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Donald Bock, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Donald Bock

    Donald Bock Guest

    I have a HP 4200C USB Scanner whose lamp doesn't shut off after a few
    minutes. to make the lamp shut off, I must envoke I use Microsoft Scanner
    and Camera Wizard in XP Pro which shows in a dialog box that the PC can't
    locate the scanner--despite some USB init noises in the scanner as though
    it's trying to do a scan.

    I use Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard in XP Pro.

    Any ideas for a fix?

    Thanks, Donald
    Donald Bock, Mar 14, 2006
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  2. Donald Bock

    Dave C. Guest

    I also have an HP4200C scanner also lamp never turned off. HP has a lamp
    control patch that turns lamp off after a few minutes. Go to the site below
    for a number of latest drivers for this scanner for XP, etc.

    In my case, the driver I used a few years ago did not turn off the lamp. At
    that time, HP provided the patch which I installed. I have the patch for
    Win 98 and XP. If you can't fine what you want, I can email one or both for
    you to try. It only needs to be run once.

    My email in the news group is not a valid one. Leave yours here and I will
    email the drivers to you. They each are about 150k in size, fairly small.

    Dave C., Mar 19, 2006
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  3. Donald Bock

    Donald Bock Guest

    I thank you kindly, but I use the Scanner and Camera Wizard in XP Pro.

    No matter what I've tried, the scanner doesn't 'kick over': the darn
    thing just makes grunt noises to act as though it was initializing, but
    the scan bar doesn't move and no startup and homing sequencce. I tried
    the mini driver on the HP Drivers page, it needs the LT scan software to
    be installed.

    I read somewhere that you need to unplug the USB plug, wait, reboot.

    If not, the Camera & Scanner Wizard shows that it finds no scanner--
    despite being plugged in!

    This thing stinks. Thanks for the help.
    -- Donald
    Donald Bock, Apr 20, 2006
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