[sane-devel] Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 8250 ADF issue

Rene Rebe rene at exactcode.de
Mon Apr 27 11:33:27 UTC 2009

On 27.04.2009, at 12:50, PaulFransen wrote:

> On Sunday 12/04/2009 12:13 ono at safe-mail.net wrote:
> -------------------------------------------------------
>> I can try something like SnoopyPro
>> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/usbsnoop/), much later. I just  
>> left town
>> for (probably) two months and did not take the scanner with me.
>> The proper function of the ADF on my Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 8250  
>> scanner
>> has always been sensitive to the initial position of its feed  
>> roller, even
>> when using Windows drivers under the Windows operating system. I do  
>> not
>> have access to any Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 8250 scanner other than  
>> the one
>> I own, so I do not know if that type of ADF behavior is common to all
>> Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 8250 scanners. ==========================
>> Subject: 	Re: [sane-devel] Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 8250 ADF issue
>> Date: 	10 Apr 2009 12:56
>> From: 	René Rebe<rene at exactcode.de>
>> Apparently from:
>> 	sane-devel-bounces+ono=safe-mail.net at lists.alioth.debian.org To:
>> 	ono at Safe-mail.net
>> Cc: 	sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
>> Hey, I'm the Avision backend author, but I do not have this scanner.
>> A year ago someone said the hp8250 ADF worked, no idea what
>> changed or if there are multiple models.
>> If you can send me the usbsnoop log from a windows machine
>> scanning, let's say 2 pages at 200 dpi black&white (to keep the
>> log small) I can see what I can do.
>> ono at Safe-mail.net wrote:
>> Using a live CD of the 20090409 daily build of Ubuntu 9.04 I used  
>> the xsane
>> 0.996 application to run my Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 8250 scanner.  
>> Scanning
>> seemed to work okay except for the ADF.
>> When trying to use the ADF, the ADF begins to whir without drawing  
>> paper
>> from the ADF tray and then an error message is generated by xsane  
>> that
>> states 'Error during read: Scanner cover is open.' The ADF hardware  
>> on my
>> Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 8250 scanner sometimes functions  
>> inconsistently,
>> but this xsane error occurs every time I have tried using the ADF. I
>> noticed some previous messages about a similar problem.
>> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2008-November/023197.ht
>> ml http://bugs.debian.org/521410
>> Is the ADF issue going to be addressed by some future version of  
>> SANE?
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> -------------------------------------------------------
> I think that this issue has nothing to do with (X)SANE. I own a  
> ScanJet 8250
> and encountered this problem recently. It appeared to be related to  
> one of
> the detectors not working properly. When I followed the advice in:
> http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00158021
> the problem was resolved.
> There is another annoying problem with the Avision backend (I think  
> but am not
> sure) that remains: it will not allow to use the duplex facility of  
> the
> ScanJet 8250. When you put the switch on the scanner to duplex  
> scanning, it
> will continue to scan only one side. It works perfectly well when  
> using the
> HP software under Windows though... This problem has been reported  
> before,
> see:
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2008-November/023196.html
> Regards, Paul.

I once added some special ADF mode support, does it not work
if you select --source "ADF Duplex" ?

(I do not have such a scanner I can not test.)

When I added this code the tester said it worked.

   René Rebe - ExactCODE GmbH - Europe, Germany, Berlin
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