Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem  

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Pro 32bit and Windows 7 Pro 64bit

    In case this is helpful to anyone:

    04b8 0101 Epson Perfection 636 (GT-7000)
    04b8 0102 Epson GT-2200 (GT-2200)
    04b8 0103 Epson Perfection 610 (GT-6600)
    04b8 0104 Epson Perfection 1200 (GT-7600)
    04b8 0105 Epson StylusScan 2000
    04b8 0106 Epson StylusScan 2500
    04b8 0107 Epson Expression 1600 (ES-2000)
    04b8 0108 Epson CC-700
    04b8 0109 Epson Expression 1640XL (ES-8500)
    04b8 010a Epson Perfection 1640 (GT-8700)
    04b8 010b Epson Perfection 1240 (GT-7700)
    04b8 010c Epson Perfection 640 (GT-6700)
    04b8 010e Epson Expression 1680 (ES-2200)
    04b8 010f Epson Perfection 1250 (GT-7200)
    04b8 0110 Epson Perfection 1650 (GT-8200)
    04b8 0111 Epson Perfection 2450 (GT-9700)
    04b8 0112 Epson Perfection 2450 (GT-9700)
    04b8 011a Epson 1000 ICS
    04b8 011b Epson Perfection 2400 (GT-9300)
    04b8 011c Epson Perfection 3200 (GT-9800)
    04b8 011d Epson Perfection 1260 (GT-7300)
    04b8 011e Epson Perfection 1660 (GT-8300)
    04b8 0801 Epson CX-5200 (CC-600PX)
    04b8 0802 Epson CX-3200 (CC-570L)
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Vanilla

    Hi Guys,
    I realise this post is fairly old and that most of you may no longer be looking at this but Im hoping some of you experts may still answer to this post. I have an Epson perfection 1640 SU scanner and I managed to follow pc specialists solution which has got me to the point of being able to do a scan in windows scan and fax viewer but for some reason when I try to do a scan in the Epson scan tool the program just closes down and disappears - no error message just like it is deliberately closing down. The Epson scan does do a preview ok but not a scan - I don't know why there is a difference but there you go. I'm hoping one of you guys may be able to help me out.
    Steps I have already done include
    1. downloading the windows 7 Epson 2400 scanner driver.
    2. editing the Es27.inf
    3. updating/installing the unsigned driver so that my windows 8.1 system recognises my 1640su perfection scanner as the 2400 scanner
    Any advice is appreciated.
    By the way I can easily understand why Epson didn't want to update the scanner drivers - they are in business to make money, which means selling more scanners by any means necessary and our good old 1640SU scanners have been way too reliable and hardworking for them to make a quick cash turnover in this market area - so no surprises there we will just have to keep finding ways to make ends meet to keep our beauties alive. Thanks in advance for any advice/help.
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Pro 32bit and Windows 7 Pro 64bit

    I have no experience with Win 8, but if there is any sort of compatibility mode, I would try that next.
    It works fine on my 1650 and Windows 7 Pro 64.
    Good Luck.
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  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Home X64

    Your best option if you want to keep the scanner is to buy Vuescan software. It ain't free but it works great and is made to operate older scanners like the Epson Perfection 1640.
    VueScan Scanner Software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

    I had an Epson Perfection 1640su photo and the Vuescan software works good.
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Pro 32bit and Windows 7 Pro 64bit

    Backup your system with something like Acronis that does disk imaging before trying VueScan.

    I tried VueScan and it clobbered my interface to the scanner and I had restore.
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Vanilla

    Maybe I'll give that Vuescan software a go I don't mind paying a little bit to keep it alive, if it saves me buying a new scanner. Guess it depends how much it is. Thanks for the heads up on needing a restore, Ill try and backup stuff before I install it. Looks like I need the professional version, so I'm going to have to save up for a while before I can get it, thanks for the feedback though guys when I get it I'll let you know how it goes :)
    Last edited by Starmist; 26 Jul 2014 at 21:13.
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  7. Posts : 5,941
    Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

    Hi there

    I'd suggest running XP in a Virtual machine if you just want to use the SCAN function - I'm still using an old CANON N1240U which only works on XP.

    Vuescan is another possibility as others have mentioned - although a Paid for product. (Sometimes its worth buying a product if it does what you want and doesn't cost a fortune). I LIKE my old canon scanner --Film quality scanner too for scanning old Negatives !!( What's those the youngsters are probably saying!!!).

    Another possibility is if you feel confident to boot up a Linux Distro (say from an external HDD/USB stick so you don't need to set up dual boot or another Virtual Machine) there are often Generic TWAIN drivers in these systems that might work with your scanner -- use "The Gimp" to import your TWAIN image - the Gimp is free (a Photoshop alternative) and is included with most Linux distros.

    Before buying VUESCAN try the Linux solution if you don't want to create an XP VM - The generic TWAIN driver works for my Canon scanner (also ONLY XP --there weren't any 64 bit drivers for this either).


    IT WORKS !!! (Opensuse 13.1 64 bit version ) -- Here's a list of supported devices on Linux -- try this before spending money. All FREE software.

    SANE: Supported Devices

    Here's the Scanned image (using XSANE -- Front end for the SANE system) OPENSUSE 13.1 X-64. Shoud work on Linux Mint and UBUNTU as well.

    Epson should work too -- Cheap (Free) - easy and you keep your old nice photo scanner too. You can see my scanner CANONSCAN N1240

    Last edited by jimbo45; 01 Aug 2014 at 03:40.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    I can confirm that the "replace all instances of USB\VID_04B8&PID_011B with USB\VID_04B8&PID_010A" trick (described in the previous posts of this thread) works in Windows 10 too.

    I'm using without problems the EPSON 1640 SU scanner (with the help of the Scanner app hosted in Windows store) in my Windows 10. Hope this helps.

    Long life to our scanners!!!

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  9. Posts : 1
    Win10Pro x64

    I ran into a snag installing the driver in Win10 Build 161208. In this latest build, Microsoft is enforcing driver signing. And replacing the device id with USB\VID_04B8&PID_010A changes the driver hash. In short, the message you get trying to install the driver indicates that tampering has taken place. Ya think? Anyway, the fix is to disable driver signature enforcement long enough to install this driver and then re-enable it. A full description is here: How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8 or 10 (So That You Can Install Unsigned Drivers) But the simple answer is to right-click on the Win10 Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin). At the prompt type: bcdedit /set testsigning on. Then reboot. Now you can install the modified Epson 2400 driver. Then open that Admin command prompt again and type: bcdedit /set testsigning off. Reboot again. You're done.

    Regards to all.
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