December 21st, 1998, 01:26 PM
Can't recognize scsi scanner
My microtek e-3 came with a 1502e scsi card. That card seems to have a short in it, the computer will not boot if it is installed (this appeared after the equipment was out of the system for some time....long story) I got a used 1542b Adaptec card and a 6' cable.
The card installs ok in win95 osr2, but the scanner is not recognized. A large amount of static is present in the scanner when I touch the frame, and in the belly of the 6' cable when I touch that. The card seems to radiate some noise to the cordless phone....is that normal? The terminator is the one which came with the scanner, probably a passive (cheap) one.
Where do I go with this? I would like to solve the problem, just for the experience of it, but aside from exchanging the parts I have if they are faulty, I don't want to spend much more money as it would be cheaper to just buy another scanner.
December 24th, 1998, 12:44 AM
Just a note to say it's fixed, in case anyone else is worrying over the same sort of problem. I removed the adapter (software and hardware), took the 6' scsiI cable back and traded for a 3' scsiII cable. Stuck it all in, and smooooth. The static thing was very strange and scary! It is all gone now, including all interference with the cordless phone.
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