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Windows 7: How to get Canon BJC-55 IS-12 Scanner to Work

06 Jul 2011   #11
dhoneill

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Thanks to this thread (and especially Bookman) I have managed to get my beloved IS-12 on my BJC55 working on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Since it was 64 bit I had to do another step to get it working though. Bookman talks about running ISPlus.exe in compatibilty mode. Just doing this did not work for me on a 64 bit system. There appeared an issue with the TWAIN and 64 bit.

So I manually started up CANOIT32.EXE (which is in the same folder as ISPluse.exe) using Windows XP SP2 comaptibility mode. Then straight after I started up ISPlus.exe using Windows SP2 Compatibilty mode.

I loaded some paper in the printer/scanner - clicked scan A4, text - and it did it!

Hope this helps someone else


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16 Jul 2011   #12
Sarge Gerbode

windows 7 professional sp-1 64 bit
 
 
How do I get isPlus.exe?

I would like to follow the instructions below, but I can't seem to find how to get isplus.exe. Sorry for the newbie question.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bookman View Post
Gateway Laptop 32 bit. Opsys new with Vista upgrade to Windows 7

How to get the Canon IS-12 Scanner cartridge to function on Windows 7.

I am new here, please give me some latitude.

Earlier this evening I made a post to a thread and this is new info that I have to report but I can not find my original post.

Previously I reported that the MS techs could not get the IS-12 Scanner cartridge to function. Well, I stumbled over the (or perhaps one of many) solution a few minutes ago.

This is exactly what I did:
Left click Start, Left click All Programs, Left click folder IS Scan Plus, Right click program IS Scan Plus, left click Properties, left click Compatibility, change Compatibility Mode to: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

For my then new job three years ago I bought a laptop, portable printer and the optional scanner cartridge. Discovered that the scanner would not work on my Vista machine. I tried Virtual PC but the laptop did not have Hardware Virtualization. I fummed everytime I had the need to scan a jobsite sketch or some other document. I had to copy it by hand, drive to a store or make several follow up calls to get a copy to my office, but only if the scanner worked !!!!!

Finally I can use my scanner with my laptop on the road. Oh wait a minute, I quit that job and now I sit at a desk surrounded by the bleeding edge (the boss says this often as he relates spending money to bleeding) of technology. Well, its good to now have the ability to use it, in case I need it.
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13 Aug 2011   #13
Funmidele

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Canon Is-12 Scanner software

I have the cd for the software, but will not instal because I dont run on windows 95 or 98. Can anyone please assist with how to get it on canon site, as I can only find for Mac on their site. Thanks in anticipation. Sorry I have windows 7 ultimate. The printer works very well, but needs to instal the scanner. Thanks
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14 Aug 2011   #14
Funmidele

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Canon Is-12 scanner software

Futher to my previous enquiry, I still need help with the link to where I can download the Canon Is-12 scanner software for free, and not the ones that wants to scan though my system. Thanking you in anticipation.
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15 Aug 2011   #15
jjerdkamp

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Missing White Calibration Sheet

ChrystinP,
Do you happen to have the white calibration sheet. If so, would you mind scanning a copy and emailing it to me? Without it, my BJC-55 is worthless for scanning.

Thank you in advance,
John


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrystinP View Post
A big thank you for this thread Without it, I would not now have a functioning printer/IS 12 scanner. A lot of people think because something was an issue months or years ago it's no longer an issue. However, there are many people who are now getting new computers running Windows 7 and finding these problems for the first time.

Sometimes we over-think things. I was trying to download drivers for the printer and running into a situation where the program installation would freeze with non-compatibility errors. Who knew the problem was trying to proactively install drivers? The solution was simply plugging the Canon 55 into the USB port and Windows 7 instantaneously loaded whatever it needed and the printer works fine.

I then downloaded the IS 12 drivers from the Canon website. I followed the instructions, choose Start, IS scan plus, right click, properties, compatibility, XP service pack 2, but the scanner wouldn't work. I had to turn the machine on and off a couple of times and then go in and choose different compatibility modes. Each time it would scan a bit more and then I'd get the "command sequence error" message.

I finally chose "Change settings for all users" and changed the compatibility mode to Windows 2000, turned the computer on and off again, retried the scanner, and it worked perfectly. Then I checked the settings again and found it was now set on Windows XP service pack 2. So it seems to have re-set itself to the correct settings, I just had to play with it for a while.

This is the best portable printer/scanner ever designed. I do not know why companies stop making and supporting great technology for lesser devices. I have two of these printers with scanner cartridges. I take one with me everywhere I go (I make 50 - 100 trips a year) and have one set up in my home office as an adjunct to my HP 8500 office jet. It's been driving me crazy to lose the functionality of these printers just because I got a super-duper new laptop. Now I'm a very happy camper, which I wouldn't be if I had not found this thread.
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08 Sep 2011   #16
quadlatte

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
is12 link

you can download the IS12 driver from the canon website. search the support area for the BJC85 and it will listed under the software section.
Canon U.S.A. : Support & Drivers : BJC-85
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08 Sep 2011   #17
quadlatte

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjerdkamp View Post
ChrystinP,
Do you happen to have the white calibration sheet. If so, would you mind scanning a copy and emailing it to me? Without it, my BJC-55 is worthless for scanning.

Thank you in advance,
John


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrystinP View Post
A big thank you for this thread Without it, I would not now have a functioning printer/IS 12 scanner. A lot of people think because something was an issue months or years ago it's no longer an issue. However, there are many people who are now getting new computers running Windows 7 and finding these problems for the first time.

Sometimes we over-think things. I was trying to download drivers for the printer and running into a situation where the program installation would freeze with non-compatibility errors. Who knew the problem was trying to proactively install drivers? The solution was simply plugging the Canon 55 into the USB port and Windows 7 instantaneously loaded whatever it needed and the printer works fine.

I then downloaded the IS 12 drivers from the Canon website. I followed the instructions, choose Start, IS scan plus, right click, properties, compatibility, XP service pack 2, but the scanner wouldn't work. I had to turn the machine on and off a couple of times and then go in and choose different compatibility modes. Each time it would scan a bit more and then I'd get the "command sequence error" message.

I finally chose "Change settings for all users" and changed the compatibility mode to Windows 2000, turned the computer on and off again, retried the scanner, and it worked perfectly. Then I checked the settings again and found it was now set on Windows XP service pack 2. So it seems to have re-set itself to the correct settings, I just had to play with it for a while.

This is the best portable printer/scanner ever designed. I do not know why companies stop making and supporting great technology for lesser devices. I have two of these printers with scanner cartridges. I take one with me everywhere I go (I make 50 - 100 trips a year) and have one set up in my home office as an adjunct to my HP 8500 office jet. It's been driving me crazy to lose the functionality of these printers just because I got a super-duper new laptop. Now I'm a very happy camper, which I wouldn't be if I had not found this thread.
i used some heavy bright white card stock paper and it worked perfect, besides the calibration sheet is pretty old now and probably wont be much better.
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25 Sep 2011   #18
Ironman1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the update on the 64 bit set up. Unfortuatley I have set both CANOIT32.EXE and ISPlus.exe to Windows XP Service Pack 2 compatablity with no luck. The program opens fine however I get a dalogue box stating the following:

"Cannot communicate with scanner"

Any other thoughts on this?
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27 Sep 2011   #19
quadlatte

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ironman1 View Post
Thanks for the update on the 64 bit set up. Unfortuatley I have set both CANOIT32.EXE and ISPlus.exe to Windows XP Service Pack 2 compatablity with no luck. The program opens fine however I get a dalogue box stating the following:

"Cannot communicate with scanner"

Any other thoughts on this?
try reinstalling the driver, you will need to have it plugged in and powered up and it should find it. Then set the program for XP sp2 or 3, after that reboot and it should work.
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27 Sep 2011   #20
Ironman1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Okay, so here is what I did:

1) Control Panel/Programs & Features/IS-12 Scan/Uninstall

2) Reinstall from Canon Website

3)Set compatibility in both CANOIT32.EXE & in ISPlus.exe to WindowsXP (Service Pack 2) under "Change settings for all users".

4) System reboot - No change

5) Set compatibility in both CANOIT32.EXE & in ISPlus.exe to WindowsXP (Service Pack 3) under "Change settings for all users".

6) System reboot - No change

This was all done with the BJC-85 powered up and connected to the tablet, IS-12 cartridge installed in the carriage. I have attached screen shots of the two dialogues boxes that come up after clicking on "Capture Image" in the program They are in the order that they appear for me. Please see below.


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