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SCSI to USB connection?


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DaveMajor

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I am running Vista Ultimate 64 bit.

I have been given an elderly slide scanner that i'd love to use (Nikon Coolscan III)with my more modern computer, which doesn't have a SCSI interface.

I have got the SCSI cable for the scanner, and another cable with SCSI on one end and USB on the other, so physically, there is a connection between scanner and motherboard..

I have installed the software that comes with the scanner - BUT the software cannot find the scanner.

Any ideas how i might get the scanner to interface with the computer? or is it a lost cause?

I am a naive user, but I reckon I can follow idiot-level instructions.

Edited by DaveMajor, 01 September 2010 - 10:37 AM.

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dsenette

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wow, that thing's from '98?

http://imaging.nikon...can_3/index.htm


i found this on the nikon site: http://support.nikon...id/116678/sno/2 but that's for XP

i can't find a single reference to Vista for the device, let alone 64bit (the minimum specs for this contraption suggested a minimum of 16mb of ram so i doubt they even thought 64bit was possible)...the earlier link suggests the need for a VERY specific adaptec SCSI controller (usb to scsi isn't as easy as you'd thing)

Edited by dsenette, 01 September 2010 - 11:28 AM.

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Kemasa

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There is no scsi to USB, you need a card to connect it.
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