Expression 1680 Artist

Selected FAQ

Q:
What type of computer interface can I use to connect to the scanner?
A:
You can connect the scanner to your computer in any of these ways:
  1. USB
    If you have a Power Macintosh® with built-in USB support or your computer is running Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98 (factory installed), you can connect the Expression 1680 with the USB cable that came with the scanner. Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98 must be preinstalled on your computer; upgrades from previous versions are not supported.

    Note: If you install a USB card in your Macintosh and then upgrade your system to OS 8.6, your USB Manager won't be installed and your scanner may not work. To have USB support, you must perform a full installation of OS 8.6 from a CD-ROM before you install the card.


  2. SCSI
    If you have a Power Macintosh® with built-in SCSI support or a compatible PCI SCSI/SCSI 2 adapter board, or your Windows computer has an ASPI-compliant SCSI 2 board (Adaptec® boards are recommended), you can connect the scanner with a SCSI 2 cable not more than 9.8 feet long.

    Note: Adaptec Power Domain® 2940UW and 2940U2W SCSI boards for the Macintosh are designed for hard drives only and are not compatible with scanners.


  3. IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    If you have the Professional FireWire model of the Expression 1680, or you've purchased the optional IEEE 1394 FireWire scanner interface card, you can connect the scanner to your Power Macintosh or PC with the IEEE 1394 FireWire cable. Your Power Macintosh must have a built-in IEEE 1394 FireWire port or an IEEE 1394 FireWire PCI card, and must be running Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x with FireWire Update 2.1 or later, or OS 10.1.2 to 10.2.x. Your PC must have an OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 port or card, and must be running a pre-installed version of Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Me.

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