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  1. #1
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    old scanner

    hi,
    just hooked up my old scanner to the comp windows 10

    but its not recognizing or finding it ....

    wondering if Ive ever had it on this windows 10 computor

    is there any way I could easily get a driver ?

    can see FU66BG printed on the scanner

    am I completely out of date... will I have to buy new ?

    thanks for help and comments....
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    Possibly useful links:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...4-0e53b46b5955

    Untested - scan any downloads with your antimalware software:
    https://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/visioneer_5800.html

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    LOOKS like Im in a mess,
    got on the visionair site, typed in the code for my scanner...
    no results came up !

    Have scanners improved in the past years, should I think
    of buying a new one ? any advice ?
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    scan any downloads
    Online scanners too....


    https://www.virustotal.com/gui/
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    Canon or Epson scanners would be decent replacements.

    What do you use the scanner for? Documents, photos, other items?

    Do you need the network connectivity?

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    no luck with anything

    looks like Im being forced to buy new as the scanner
    company refuses to release drivers for windows 10 thus making
    1000s of perfectly good scanners obsolete !
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    Your only other option would be to use an installation of a supported version of Windows for that scanner just for scanning purposes.

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    had an idea to try to hook the scanner up to my windows 7 dell laptop

    got the laptop fired up ..... got onto the desk top .... opened documents
    then .... click .... it switches itself off !

    I ve rebooted now about 10 times.... all with the same result a click and the thing is off

    Anything I can do about this.... not used it in about 14 months but always seemed to get there in the past .... today Im hitting a brick wall

    thanks for any advice !
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    it switches itself off !
    If you mean the computer shuts down and not the scanner then perhaps it's a battery issue. Plug in the power supply and see what happens. Can you run other programs on the laptop?
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    no, I ve got the power supply on from the plug, and just trying to
    get the comp up and running before I plug in the scanner ... but
    get onto the desktop 10 seconds later ... click ... and it switches itself off !

    I have about 10 seconds on the desktop after the long reboot.... is there
    anything I can do to try and stop the cut off in that 10 seconds ?
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    10 seconds is not long enough for any troubleshooting. One thing you could try is to remove the battery, assuming that this is possible, and just run using the AC power supply. If the battery is bad (shorted?, etc.) this would eliminate that issue.

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    thanks for advice, where exactly is the battery.... never touched one of these lap tops before !
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    What make and model of laptop do you have?

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    its a Dell laptop, think Ive just managed to remove the battery...

    I ll try booting it up once again !
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    Bingo .... the comp stayed on ... the battery must have been the problem ...

    just installed MGM photo suite off disc I got with the scanner...
    hopefully that will be able to control my scanner .... ? I ll hook the scanner up later tonite
    and give it a go !

    thanks for that advice.....
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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