Thread: Need some help with this scanner
03-16-2010, 01:24 PM #1Need some help with this scanner
So I downloaded the drivers for this Canon CanoScan LiDE 200 for my mac (running snow leopard) and restarted my macbook pro.
I plugged it into the usb port (where it draws power as well) and image capture opened and everything worked fine.
I then plugged in my WD 320 gb external drive into my other USB port and then got a "connection error to scanner" message.
now the scanner does not show up in my devices in image capture and I i've tried re-installing the drivers twice now and nothing.
What happened here? I need to get this up and running within the hour as well for work.
03-16-2010, 01:35 PM #2
i also went into my "library" and deleted the canon scanner folder under "printers" and tried to re-install the drivers with a restart afterwords and still nothing.
very odd since it's always worked.
03-16-2010, 05:19 PM #3
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If it is drawing power as you say from the USB port, the MBP may not be able to supply sufficient power. Try a dual connecting cable and a powered USB hub.
03-16-2010, 10:54 PM #4
not sure what it was.. supposedly someone at the office said it doesn't like computers with intel core 2 duo chips?
does that even make sense?
anyway, I just went ahead and bought a new scanner..
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