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mojo1986 01-14-2013 02:29 PM

Work Around for MAC
 
I have a MAC BOOK Pro and recently tried to set up both of my two scanners to run with it (unsuccessfully). The scanners are a Canon and an HP. When I tried to download drivers for the scanners I was informed that they were not supported for MAC. I've heard that there is a way around this. Any suggestions from the computer-literate folks on this site? Surprisingly, I also have a Canon printer and had no problem going to their site to download the driver for that.

Joe

BEC 01-14-2013 03:39 PM

It's not free, but VueScan (see http://www.hamrick.com/) saved me when my older Canon scanner didn't have Windows 7 drivers. I also have tried it on my MacBook Pro with good success.

CPMcGraw 01-14-2013 07:32 PM

Can you run the SANE interface, like us Linux users run? SANE is open-source and knows how to talk with a bunch of scanners. I'm using a Cannon USB-powered LIDE scanner, and I have no problem at all...

tbzep 01-14-2013 09:39 PM

If all else fails, install Virtualbox virtual machine and load an old copy of whatever flavor of Windows you can get your hands on.

I use Virtualbox on my Linux machine for a couple of Windows programs, plus it's easy to install different distros of Linux to test drive. I could install a Mac OS if I had one. :cool:


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