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June 3, 2010 10:49:58 PM

I have a Nikon Scanner LS200, and an Adaptec adaptor to go from SCSI to USB,but I needed to download software.Is there a simple cord that does the job as I think I am having problems with the Adaptec.

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June 4, 2010 8:19:02 AM

With the SCSI Nikon I tried hooking up via an Adaptec PCMCIA to SCSI adapter I learned that the Nikon specifically needs to be connected directly to a PCI SCSI card. USB to legacy adapters tend to be flakey anway.

On e-bay you'll notice that Nikon USB equipped scanners now command serious prices while SCSI ones don't -- blame Apple for abandoning SCSI.

If you can, I would add a PCI Adaptec card to your computer.

Otherwise, you might look at something like this:
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/76664/show...



June 4, 2010 2:28:48 PM

The Adaptec used to work okay,but my G5 crashed and in the process of restoration the hard drive was formatted, I am wondering if running OSX 10.4.11 now, the adaptor is still compatible. I think this is the latest OS that you can still utilise Classic 9. Sorry I am a little slow in these matters
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Anonymous
June 4, 2010 2:47:49 PM

If the adapter worked with the Nikon before then it will work now, assuming Apple have maintained support in later OS -- they seem to have been pretty cavalier in the past.
June 4, 2010 8:47:26 PM

I found out that the Adaptec only works with OS 8,9 contacted them to see if they have an alternative. I will try the PCI to SCSI card, failing that I have located an older G4 that has OS 9, so one way or another I will keep on trucking,thanks for your help.
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