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I have an Epson Perfection 1670 that I can't get to work on

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I have an Epson Perfection 1670 that I can't get to work on my new computer system. I am now running windows 7 on HP Probook4430s. I have downloaded what I think is the right driver from the Epson site. When I run EPSON Scan it starts then stops. LED on scanner is blinking red most of the time. How can I tell if I have a hw problem or if the driver is just wrong?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 8 months ago.


I look forward to helping you today. The file you mentioned is the correct driver application. My I ask if the application installs correctly or are you given errors?

Thank you,

Jason Jones

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi Jason,The installation looks ok. When I click on the EPSON Scan icon it looks like it is going to start (I get a little splash screen) and then it just silently exits.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I uninstalled the program and have not yet tried to download a new copy and start over.
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the update. May I start a secure remote assistance session with you so that I can fix this problem for you?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It's not urgent enough to warrant the price tag.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is there a way to tell if the scanner has a hardware problem or if it's just a driver issue? The scanner worked previously on an XP system.
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 8 months ago.

You have the correct driver for your system, so it is not a driver issue. It may be a problem with the configuration. When you plug in the device into the computer via the usb cable, does the computer recognize the device?

I am sorry to hear that the problem doesn't warrant the price. I don't work for free. If I did, I would most definitely spend more time working on this with you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't expect you to work for free. I am confident in your professionalism and competence. I will be paying the amount that was set when I originally sent in the request and possibly more. Anyway, when I plug in the device I get the beeps that tell me that a device has been recognized. When I check in device manager, all looks good and operational.
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 8 months ago.

Being that it is working properly in the Device Manager, the scanner should work. Have you tried using other scanning utilities to test it?

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