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installing/using HP IIcx scanner

Tim Prince_1
Occasional Advisor

installing/using HP IIcx scanner

I have been given an HP IIcx scanner, sans cables, drivers, or documentation.
As the 25-pin female and IEEE printer cable style receptacles on the back are
labeled SCSI, I guess it was meant to work with a Mac or would require a SCSI
support card for Windows or linux. There is also a 6 pin (DIN?) jack labeled
ACF/ACC, whose purpose I cannot guess.

Evidently, as more modern scanners are available complete with interface cards
for $150, the resources justified to attempt to use this are limited.

I have found some references to this model in the HP support pages, but none
which appear to address my need for such basic information. I would be
interested in using it with Windows 3.11 or 2000RC2 but could use W95C or linux
if that is required. I could give it away to a Mac user if I could tell him
where to find the driver. Can anyone point me to more useful information?
2 REPLIES
Tim Prince_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: installing/using HP IIcx scanner

My apologies, or maybe the HP web sites were working better today. Although
W3.11 and 2000 are listed as supported, they seem not to have drivers available
from HP. linux is not shown as supported. There is a link recommending buying
a card/cable kit from advansys, who may have a corresponding driver. The
quoted price is enough to push me in the direction of donating the IIcx to the
Mac.
Wilfrid Collins
Occasional Visitor

Re: installing/using HP IIcx scanner

I have the IEE cable with 50 contacts (scanner) other end with 25-pin
(computer) and the ID for that cable is (p/n 8120-5517 PANTERA 23/92 made in
mexico).But I don't have the 25-pin female cable that must go from the scanner
to the printer.My 6 pin DIN jack labeled ADF stand for Automatic Document
Feed.You may call in USA at 661-257-5578 for the driver.I don't know if i need
an interface card.Need more documentation.Help & THANKS.