|I bought a flat bed scanner about 11 years that I rarely use. In fact, it has not been plugged in 5 years.|
The scanner works with a product specific power supply and an 25 pin male to male SCSI cable. The SCSI cable connects to an ISA SCSI card.
Now a project has come up where the I may need the scanner. But I lost the power supply and SCSI cable.
Option 1: I can buy an used scanner of the same model for about $26 dollars or option 2: buy a replacement SCSI cable and power supply from the manufacturer for about $40 to $45 dollars.
I am not to thrilled with either option 1 or 2 because both these choices would force me to keep my ancient computer around that has a motherboard with an ISA slot.
The ideal solution would be to find a way of hooking the scanner to a USB port. It is proving to be a daunting task finding to right set of cables though.
Does anyone know where to buy a 25pin male SCSI to USB cable?
It looks like my best option is to use a series of adapters as follows:
1. Buy a 25pin gender changer adapter and connect it to female connector on the scanner. This will change the SCSI connector to a male end.
2 Find either a 25pin female SCSI cable to USB cable or use a 25pin to 50pin adapter with a 50pin SCSI to USB cable.
Assuming, I find the cables and adapters will there be a possible issue with the drivers not working with Windows XP because I used different cables?