[sane-devel] Parallel Port as SCSI
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g3t4l0ng at hotmail.com
Fri May 26 13:31:19 UTC 2006
Looking at the pictures at howstuffworks.com it is seems I do have a
parallel cable, and two parallel ports (both DB-25, 'females') in the
scanner. Funnily, on my scanner both these ports
(http://computer.howstuffworks.com/parallel-port1.htm) are labelled "SCSI"
with large (8 mm) letters.
The SCSI cable is illustrated at http://computer.howstuffworks.com/scsi1.htm
but does not look like anything I have and would not fit anywhere in the
scanner, or the computer. So, I understand your surprise! :)
>From http://computer.howstuffworks.com/parallel-port.htm :
>Parallel ports can be used to connect a host of popular computer
> * Printers
> * Scanners
> * CD burners
> * External hard drives
> * Iomega Zip removable drives
> * Network adapters
> * Tape backup drives
Apparently, parallel ports are used for scanners, and the UMAX Astra 1200S
has it, despite labelled as SCSI. I guess then there is some software
emulation or something like that somewhere, or did I misunderstand it?
Thanks for any help on how to proceed before I buy that card!
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