Konica/Minolta Scanners


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One4All

No one wants to see the following message when loading a scanner
driver: "Could not confirm scanner connection." That's the message I
get when trying to load my DS Multi2 Utility scanner driver for my
Minolta Dimage Scan Multi II. My system is a Mac G5, running OS 10.3.8.
My Dimage connects to the system via an Adaptec 29160/29160N SCSI card.
The system sees both card and Dimage. The Dimage is the only device on
the SCSI bus, terminated, with an ID1.

DS Multi2 Utility ver. 2.0.3 came with the Dimage. I upgraded it to
ver. 2.0.5. This latter ver. *seems* to ship with the newer Dimage Scan
Multi Pro. I can only assume the Dimage...Pro works ok with Mac OS
10.3.8; otherwise, why would a desktop film scanner be shipped this day
& age without Mac OS X driver compatibility?

Crux of the matter: I go to Konica/Minolta's Web support page & find
nothing re: scanners, but a lot about printers, etc. Is K/M out of the
scanner business? Hmmm? So, I'm stuck with a $2K machine that can't
communicate with my system because K/M is too cheap to provide driver
updates?

I may be jumping to conclusions, but we all know the volatility of the
consumer electronics business (And, if we don't, we're suckers.) Maybe
I'm a sucker. Maybe I just didn't click the right selections on the K/M
homepage. (But, why would clicking on "Support/Downloads" not be
right?)

I've filed a help request to K/M, but so far no response, other than
they received it. I hope someone in the K/M organization reads this and
responds, if for no other reason than reassuring the scanning public
that K/M is still in the destop scanning business, and, if not, that
they will continue to service owners of their fine scanners. Most
importantly, that they tell me how my DS Multi2 Utility can find my
Dimage.

When and if K/M does respond to my help request, I'll post it, here.
But, the question remains: "Are you a sucker if you buy a K/M scanner?"

Another question: Can the SilverFast driver run a Dimage Scan Multi II?
 
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Leonhard Pang

(e-mail address removed) (One4All) wrote in <1112158608.175886.260410
@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>:
When and if K/M does respond to my help request, I'll post it, here.
But, the question remains: "Are you a sucker if you buy a K/M scanner?"

Another question: Can the SilverFast driver run a Dimage Scan Multi II?

The scanner drivers/software are found under Digital Cameras.
http://konicaminolta.com/support/index.html

A little bit trial and error wouldn't hurt.

-Leonhard
 
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RoJ

Hey "Snap" but with an HP Scanjet. Despite a complete strip of the earlier
s/w and reloading of their Scanjet system, it refuses to load the required
xxx.dll and to fire up. HOWEVER, Vuescan picks up where the HP software
dropped it, so my scanner still manages to perform - don't quite know how,
but it does. Thank goodness for Vuescan. You might try it, it works for me
and my (sometime) Scanjet 5370C.
Cheers,
RoJ

: No one wants to see the following message when loading a scanner
: driver: "Could not confirm scanner connection." That's the message I
: get
 
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One4All

Leonhard said:
(e-mail address removed) (One4All) wrote in <1112158608.175886.260410
@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>:

The scanner drivers/software are found under Digital Cameras.
http://konicaminolta.com/support/index.html

My face is red. I don't own a digital camera (yet), so didn't see the
obvious tie-in between cameras and scanners, altho both are input
devices. Would have helped if K/M could have made that clearer on its
Website, but then, again, it was obvious to everyone but me. My
apologies to K/M.
 
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Hecate

With advice from this group, my G5 now sees my Dimage, and I'm in
business.

Good. Glad someone helped :)

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Hecate - The Real One
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Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
 
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