Quote: Originally Posted by pcspecialist
What is the problem with the WIA drivers? I have no problem with them though I've only used them for test purpose.
Quote: Originally Posted by pghyndman
I've been initiating scans via the on-screen shortcut icon that is generated, as the 1640SU start button is spotty as to bringing up a smart panel, whereas the shortcut icon has been working for me 100% of the time so far. The 2400 panel program allows you to choose Fully Automatic, Home, or Professional modes, replete with adjustments, profiles etc
Re-reading these posts gives me the impression that tautau "might" have missed something with regards to getting the "hacked" driver to work and thus may be trying to use the WIA driver mode which "may"
not work, even if you manage to get the drivers and scanner to work.
I would suggest you take another look at the instructions given by pcspecialist and pghyndman to see if you missed something.
FYI - I just installed my Epson 2400, obviously using the same drivers that were hacked to get the 1680 to work; at any rate I am able to use WIA with my un-hacked drivers on the 2400.
However, I cannot get my Nikon Scanner to work with WIA using hacked drivers for it. Though the scanner works and does what I need it to do, it won’t do it under WIA, possibly due to the "hacked" driver.
My point. Don't be surprised if WIA doesn't work with hacked drivers, but that's a moot point since you can use Epson's software to do your scans as well.
To see if WIA is working go to Control Panel, Devices and Printers, right click on the scanner and click "Start Scan". The scanner will either open up the scan panel (WIA works) or you will get an error saying "You need WIA drivers for this device".
Again, this is a non-issue since the hacked drivers will allow the scanner's software to work thus you will be able to do your scans from there.
This is just FYI on WIA, nothing more.