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Windows 7: Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem


09 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7
 
 

hm, I successfully installed the driver, but in Applications the scanner is still not available. It is named "2400" under Hardware though... When I doubleclick it under "devices and printers" I get a message that I need a WIA driver...

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09 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Unless the scanner had native support for WIA drivers, which it doesn't, thus the hacked drivers, you're not going to be able to use the scanner under Windows' WIA supset rules. You'll have to use the scanner through its own software.

I'm in the same boat with my Nikon scanner as I too had to use hacked drivers to get it to work under Windows 7. It works, but just not with Windows WIA drivers. Luckily the software for my scanner works with the hacked drivers.

I would suggest you install the rest of the software that came with the scanner (if it'll install) and use it for your scans. Otherwise...

Good luck

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10 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7
 
 

hm, I think for Applications I'd need the TWAIN driver, and that was what I thought the hacked one is... The old twain driver doesn't install, that was the source of the problem
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10 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TauTau View Post
hm, I think for Applications I'd need the TWAIN driver, and that was what I thought the hacked one is... The old twain driver doesn't install, that was the source of the problem
Hmmm...have you tried installing the Epson software and doing a scan. I would have thought thats why the hacked drivers were created, otherwise they're useless.

Let me know.
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10 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7
 
 

There's only Twain drivers for download: Epson Perfection 1640SU, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc. I tried the only one supporting Windows 7, but it's 32bit and doesn't work...
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10 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Question...

What happens when you try the hacked drivers with the rest of the scan software? i.e have you tried the Photoprint/Smart Panel software with the hacked drivers?

Since you can't use the WIA drivers, you'll need something like the Smart Panel software to operate the scanner. I'm familiar with the epson's scanners as I have an Epson Perfection 2400 which is (thankfully) fully supported under Windows 7 64-bit. I was looking to see if you could just use the scan software part of it for it for your scanner, but the software includes the drivers as well so...

The other option you have is to use Vuescan from Hamrick. The program allows you to use your scanner on a 64-bit OS through its software by providing its own 64-bit driver. The software does have more options and tweaks than the standard software shipped with most scanners but will set you back $39.99 for the Standard edition or $79.99 for the Pro edition. You can try the 30-day trial version to see if it works with your scanner and this is something you might like.

Good luck.
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11 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 x64
 
 

What is the problem with the WIA drivers? I have no problem with them though I've only used them for test purpose.
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11 Jan 2010   #18

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TauTau View Post
hm, I think for Applications I'd need the TWAIN driver, and that was what I thought the hacked one is... The old twain driver doesn't install, that was the source of the problem
Try uninstalling any existing Epson Scanner programs then proceed with the steps PCSPECIALIST gave us in post #9.

When unzipped, the exe file may fail to launch... select it from the extracted files to run it.

Pay special note to "Open Es27.inf and replace all instances of USB\VID_04B8&PID_011B with USB\VID_04B8&PID_010A and save and close the file" (there are three instances of this string in the file... choose find/replace all and save the file).

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.

Thanks again PCSPECIALIST!
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11 Jan 2010   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcspecialist View Post
I was able to modify the Epson Perfection 2400 Photo driver to work with my 1640SU under Windows 7 x64.
Here's the driver: Epson America, Inc. - Downloading File Page
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcspecialist View Post
What is the problem with the WIA drivers? I have no problem with them though I've only used them for test purpose.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pghyndman View Post
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.

@ tautau,

I would suggest you take another look at the instructions given by pcspecialist and pghyndman to see if you missed something.

Good luck.

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.

Good Luck.
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29 Jan 2010   #20

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcspecialist View Post
I was able to modify the Epson Perfection 2400 Photo driver to work with my 1640SU under Windows 7 x64.
Here's the driver: Epson America, Inc. - Downloading File Page

Open it with 7-Zip (or whatever you use), extract the file named _winzip_, extract the files contained in _winzip_ using 7-Zip (or whatever you use).

Open Es27.inf and replace all instances of USB\VID_04B8&PID_011B with USB\VID_04B8&PID_010A and save and close the file.

Now go to the Device Manager, right click your scanner, Update Driver and Software...
Browse my computer..... and use the folder you extracted _winzip_ (with the now modified Es27.inf) to.

That should do it, worked great for me.
Do you know how to do this for the Epson 3200 scanner?

Thanks

Frank
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