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Windows 7: Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem

13 Nov 2011   #51

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From where I am sitting you can indeed label this thread as solved. My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate therefore I can download and use the WinXP Mode, which I did.

Since then, by that I mean roughly a month ago now, I have not only been using my Epson Perfection 1640SU scanner with 32 bit drivers downloaded from the Epson website, but I have also been using several other softwares for which the manufacturers have refused to make x64 bit drivers.

My sincere thanks to all who responded and assisted me with this problem.


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16 Nov 2011   #52

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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I'm having the same issue. First page is fine, then everything after is cut off...I don't think the 2400 had a sheet feeder. I think it was a photo only version. Has anyone tried this type of driver hack using one of the xxxx office models?

@sfxmaker and michaelq:

I had the same problem with the ADF (first page OK, but from the second page on: big "margins"), but I found a workaround.

Just follow pcspecialist's workaround (see beginning of this thread) and only change the following things:
  • Find the file to download here: ftp://ftp.epson.com/drivers/epson12203.exe (it's another driver file from Epson's ftp-site)
  • In the file Es0d.inf, you need to change the string USB\VID_04B8&PID_0107 into USB\VID_04B8&PID_010A (you will find it three times; in fact you will only need to change the last "7" into "A")
  • The scanner you will see has now become the Epson Expression 1600
I hope this all is clear to you. I found this while digging out the workaround that pcspecialist found!

Greetings from Belgium

Guy
THANK YOU! This worked perfectly. As an FYI: the hardware specs of the Expression 1600 and Perfection 1640 are nearly identical so it's a good driver match all around. Great find! Thanks to you and PCSpecialist and a big "%#%@$@ Epson! No Windows 7 64 bit driver available? Really?"
Finally the answer! Thank you very much!!!
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17 Jan 2012   #53

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

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.
The above did the trick for my EPSON Perfection 1640 SU photo.

The smartpanel can be downloaded here: Free Downloads at NewSoft!

It was previously free software but nowadays they want money.
I asked EPSON Germany for a key since this software was part of the delivery when I got my EPSON scanner.
But they insist that the producer of that software is some external supplier and that I have to talk to them.
That is very bad support from EPSON.
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06 Feb 2012   #54

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

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Hello!

I'm also trying to install an Epson Perfection 1640SU on a Windows 7 (Home Edition) 64 bit system. I tried the supplied hack in this thread and got the scanner to recognize (as the 2400 model mentioned). I can now use the Epson Scan software for the 2400 by itself or via the "Import" option in Photoshop. However - I can't get the Epson Scan software to recognize the negative scanner hardware on the scanner.

"Film" is a scan option in the Professional scan tab in the software but it is grayed out (unable to select). Is that because the 2400 scanner doesn't have a negative scanner attachment?
I applied the same hack / process and tried a negative film scan with the special lid. It worked perfectly for me. In fact I had scanned previously the same film with the Epson twain/smart panel 32bit and the result seems to look better with this new "faked" driver. Maybe a matter of better default settings ?

I hope this will help toher people decide : yes the negative lid works fine with the modified driver.
And of course many thanks to the creator and participants to this extemely helpfull and money saving thread !
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19 Jul 2012   #55

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I have had the same problem with my Perfection 1640SU and the 2400 driver highlighted by pcspecialist also worked for me. As a result I have tweaked the .inf to correctly identify the 1640SU as well as the 2400. Credit for the original solution goes to pcspecialist. Why Epson can't do this is still a mystery.

In case anyone else wants a copy of this I have uploaded it to the web. Instructions:

(1) Download the Epson Perfection 2400 Photo driver
(2) Run the exe and select 'Unzip'. When 'EPSON Scan Setup' comes up don't continue - leave the setup running and go to step (3).
(3) In your browser go to http://www.shlock.co.uk/Utils/EPSON/Es27.inf. Depending on your browser either download to - or save this file as - C:\EPSON\epson12180_twain_driver_and_epson_scan_utility_304a\Es27.inf (not .txt!).
(4) Return to the EPSON Scan Setup and continue to install as an 'Epson Perfection 2400'.
(5) Go to Device Manager, right click your scanner, Update Driver and Software...
Browse my computer..... and enter or browse to: C:\EPSON\epson12180_twain_driver_and_epson_scan_utility_304a
(6) The scanner driver should install and identify your scanner as an EPSON Perfection 1640SU.

Thanks again to pcspecialist.
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08 Oct 2012   #56

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Hello.

Do you know of any means or trickery to install Windows 8 Pro x64? .... I tried to do it the same way as for Windows 7 that you put here, but it has not been possible, I've had a problem for which I have asked some solution in that other forum Windows 8: Driver for Epson Perfection 1640 Scanner

Thank you
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23 Mar 2013   #57

Windows 8
 
 

This trick has worked perfectly for me in Windows 7 x64 for the last 3 years but now I have upgraded my system to Windows 8 x64 and the scanner doesn´t work again.

Does anybody know how to make the "EPSON Perfection 1640SU" scanner work in Windows 8?

My scanner is like new and has very good resolution. It would be a pitty that I couldn' t use it anymore.

Thanks in advance for the info.
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24 Mar 2013   #58

Windows 8
 
 

I answer myself.

The solution for installing EPSON 1640SU scanner in Windows 8 can be found here:

Driver for Epson Perfection 1640 Scanner

Regards.
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09 Aug 2013   #59

Win 7 x 64 Pro
 
 
Thank you!

I just wanted to say thank you for the information you provided here.
I have just switched to Win 7x64 and was annoyed that Epson could not provide a driver for my Scanner.
Your solution worked perfectly. You are one smart PC specialist!

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.
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29 Jan 2014   #60

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Epson 1640SU driver for Windows 7

Solution posted by "pcspecialist" worked like a charm for me as well. I really appreciate his input.
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