|Make sure the scanner is switched on if it has a switch and/or powered on when you are trying to get your computer to recognize it. If it doesn't plug into AC directly, make sure the power adapter for it is plugged in and plugged into the scanner. Most scanners can't be initially detected unless you do that, even if they have a software feature that turns them on automatically when the need arises.|
Sometimes scanners have something you physically move to prevent damage to it while transporting it - make sure that is not engaged - if that is engaged the computer may not recognize the scanner.
Apparently this scanner series can be connected by either a parallel or a USB connection.
If you're using a parallel connection, if you are connecting to the mboard's parallel port, the scanner requires that the mboard's bios Setup must have the printer port in EPP, ECP, or EPP/ECP mode.
Usually EPP mode is fine.
The scanner may not even be properly recognized if the parallel port is in the less capable SPP or Bi-direction mode in the bios Setup.
Similarly, if you have it connected to a parallel port card in a slot, the printer port on thecard must be in EPP, ECP, or EPP/ECP mode. Usually EPP mode is fine. Older parallel ports e.g. found on multi-I/O cards - are usually not capable of being set to those modes.
The parallel cable must meet or exceed the IEEE1284 miniumum requirements. Either there should be IEEE1284 on the cable itself or on the end connectors, or at the very least the individual wires must be a certain wire gauge or thicker.
If you're using a USB connection, the scanner may not work properly or be recognized properly if it's plugged into certain USB ports, or you may have an IRQ sharing problem you need to fix.
See response 3 in this:
When you install or re-install a USB connected scanner, you are usually required to NOT plug in the scanner USB connection, install the software for it FIRST, THEN you plug in the scanner USB connection.
If you re-install the software, you must un-install the existing software in Add/Remove Programs, then you often must UNPLUG the scanner USB connection, then install the software, THEN plug in the scanner USB connection.