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Old 11-05-2003, 05:58 PM   #1
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How do I hook a scanner up to a labtop?


How do i hook my hp scanjet 4400c scanner up to my thinkpad pentium labtop??
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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What version of linux are you using? A laptop will have a parrellel port and probably a usb port. I If you tell us more, we can be more specific.

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Old 11-05-2003, 06:10 PM   #3
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Hey Michael,
I have no idea if it is a linux. heheh... I really am bad with computers and I cant figure out how to hook it up for my cousin.
~Becky~
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:21 PM   #4
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as far as i know, the scanjet 4400C is unsupported in linux. but you can still try it i guess as the connection should be a usb connection.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hey,
I dont know if i even have a linux..... i have no idea what i am doing lol...... i dont even know what a usb connection is.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:43 PM   #6
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http://www.homestead.co.uk/images/usb-902m.gif

most of the time they look like the on on the far right. but an old hp scanner i had a cable with the far right connector on one end and the far left one on the other.

the squarish looking connector hooks into the hp scanner, while the flat rectangular connector goes into the computer. the port where the usb connector is on your laptop will have this graphic next to it.

http://www.betweenborders.com/images/usb.gif
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:53 PM   #7
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umm... my'n has the two hook ups.... but the squarish one is too big to go into the spot with the same picture ..... it fits into the spot where my printer should go..... the i dont have a place for the rectangular, flat one.
 
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on your computer and scanner, look for this symbol:
http://www.betweenborders.com/images/usb.gif

the usb port(s) will be next to that symbol. see what size they are. if both of them are rectangular and flat, then find a cable with rectangular and flat connectors. how old is this thinkpad? and can you find the model number? ie. IBM Thinkpad A40 or something like that on the laptop?
 
  


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