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  1. #16
    Not to get off the scanner compatibility issue but in your expert opinion what is the best brand of scanner to purchase that keeps up with Apple's constant OS changes? (And no, I haven't given up yet, haha).
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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite
    chscag's Avatar
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    I'm not up to date on Scanners since I no longer use one as often as I did before. If I really need something scanned quick, I use our business account at Staples and have them do it.

    But I did find a review of all the latest Scanners that you can look over. You'll have to click on them to get an idea of how well or if they work with Macs. And of course you'll want to know if they'll work with Yosemite.

    2015 Scanner Review

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite
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    Charlie I buse the generic cartridges with my EpsonTX550W, which has worked a treat from Snow Leopard and on and upwards. There is secret. Run Clean Nozzles four or five times and it will start to flow!
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite
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    Thanks Harry. The problem with the generic cartridges is that they don't contain the "chip" that tells the Epson "brain" that this is a genuine cartridge. The printer LCD screen will complain about the cartridge and refuse to load it. I generally have to do a one or two recycle of the printer before the LCD screen finally asks if I want to use it anyway. It's just a manufacturer's ploy to get you to buy their expensive cartridges. HP is even worse about that with their color printers. LaserJets no problem though.

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite
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    Indeed. The Clean print Nozzles always works and get that message too, cheeky devils. No wonder they practicularly give the printer away!
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  6. #21
    I'm far from an expert re scanners & I reckon you know more about them than I do. However, I have been very satisfied with my Epson Stylus Pro 3800 which I use for scanning photographs and negatives. I too just changed from Snow Leopard to Yosemite (I'm not quite ready to call it an upgrade) and I had no problem in downloading a new driver.

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite

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    Mid 2012 MackBook Pro, 2.53 GHz i7, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD OSx 10.12
    FWIW, Yosemite and Mavericks for that matter just recognized my Epson 3200 without any special driver. Opening up the Printers/Scanners object in System Preferences shows the scanner. Clicking on the scanner item brings up a basic scanning app. I'm sure the "real" driver would have lots more capability, but this one does pretty well.

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    In addition, I wanted to post that, just because there is a driver listed for let's say 10.8 or 10.9, you might always be able to get away with still installing for a 10.10 and even 10.11 etc. Just all depends on how radical the changes are to main "printer/scanner architecture" of that OS release. Which honestly doesn't change too much for printing.

    Laters...

  9. #24
    Sorry I have no advice for you as I'm a brand new iMac user, and haven't even upgraded to Yosemite yet because I'm still learning this version...but I have learned one thing, I sure won't invest in anythig from Microtek...they don't sound too impressive...Good luck with your scanner and I hope all works out for the best.

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Thanks Harry. The problem with the generic cartridges is that they don't contain the "chip" that tells the Epson "brain" that this is a genuine cartridge. The printer LCD screen will complain about the cartridge and refuse to load it. I generally have to do a one or two recycle of the printer before the LCD screen finally asks if I want to use it anyway. It's just a manufacturer's ploy to get you to buy their expensive cartridges. HP is even worse about that with their color printers. LaserJets no problem though.
    I don't have that problem with two HPs and an Epson. My HPs are new but the Epson is about two years old. Is this something new with the Epson printers? I've gotten third party ink and it just loads up.

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite

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    For scanning, I just (about two months ago) got a new HP Envy 4500. Previously I had an HP DeskJet F4280. Both are all-in-ones, but on the upgrade to Mavericks, I lost the ability to scan (it errors) on the old HP. I have a MacBook Pro that was still on ML and the HP Scan software was still working. The F4280 stopped printing properly, no matter what I did (even new HP branded ink) multiple cleanings all parts that the app would do, but I kept getting blue instead of black for the black print. Since the scanning and now the printing went bad, I got the Envy 4500 and since it is duplex and wireless, and I can once again scan, I discarded the F4280. I'm not willing to try my F4280 with the new driver software, and that seemed to be the cause of scan errors.

    I'm much happier now that since 4 of us have iPads and iPhones, we can print/scan to/from the new printer.

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite
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    Coming in late to this discussion here... but I "may" have found a solution to get that Microtec scanner working under Yosemite. According to this source:

    So I updated my computers to OS X Maverick. In this version OS X removes the support for TWAIN scanner drivers. Unfortunately, this meant that my scanner, a Canon Pixma MP800 multifunctional, which comes with a TWAIN driver, would not be usable for me on my updated systems.
    After messing around a lot, I figured that TWAIN support in the previous OS X versions was done through an “application” called TWAINBridge. Lucky as we are, we can use the TWAINBridge from Mountain Lion in Mavericks, and continue to use our old TWAIN scanner drivers. TWAINBridge.app is located in /System/Library/Image Capture/Devices/.
    Someone who replied to that discussion was able to get their Canon scanner working on Yosemite with this tip. Give that page a thorough read and try the app he provides to re-enable this functionality.

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManoaHi View Post
    I don't have that problem with two HPs and an Epson. My HPs are new but the Epson is about two years old. Is this something new with the Epson printers? I've gotten third party ink and it just loads up.
    My Epson printer is almost 4 years old and it definitely complains about third party ink cartridges. However, as stated above, it just takes two or three resets and it finally works. HP, I believe will now accept third party ink cartridges but at one time they would not. However, my HP LaserJet which is an older model has no problem with refilled toner cartridges. BTW, the refilled cartridges are sometimes one third the cost of a genuine HP cartridge depending on where you purchase them from.

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    Scanner Issues in Yosemite
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    You may be loathe to buy it but I highly recommend Vuescan. It is well worth the purchase price, even for the "Pro" version.
    There is considerably more control and better results than any manufacturers scan software.
    HP finally came out with 64 bit drivers for my scanner (G3110) this year so that helps some.

    Anyone know if they make generic carts for the Photosmart D7160?
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  15. #30
    Microtek scanner issues
    Hello,

    I am new to Mac and new to this forum. I can't get my Microtek to work with Yosemite, (I have never had older OS as this is my first Mac). I still have to hang onto my old PC just to use my scanner. I have been doing the back and forth with microtek for the last month or so. They said that their (then current) version V1.12 worked with Yosemite and just last week released V1.13 which is (really) supposed to work with Yosemite but I still can't get it to. According to them I am the only person on the planet that has a problem. Are they just lying?

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