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I wanna use HP ScanJet 5470c on Mac, but NO FREE SOFTWARE FROM HP (PrecisionScanPro) &drivers for OSX :(


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It's a pity how comes to get stuck in the room with a functional tool, like this flatbed scanner (quite an old model) without using it. :unsure: Pearhaps Hewlett-Packard thinks that all the people on the bloody planet must act like avarege idiot consumer, throwing away in the trash obsolete but still working products... HP doesn't seem to offer universal versions of their drivers. This is all they can do for all those who bought this scanner several years ago for aprox.300$ and want to use it on OSX:

https://warp2.extern...u...ng=en&cc=us

or ;)

http://h10025.www1.h...p;product=61930

Trying to follow the links for OSX version got me only to a CD-ROM order form expecting few bucks to mail a disc. All the way from the United States, UK, etc! The blackmail: either you buy the CD (not the software license), or you take your scanner to the recyle bin! I'm not that kind of guy, so I raise the challange for anyone interested in this matter... to solve once and for all this... OSX software/driver problem...

One thing is crystal-clear :( My next flatbed scanner won't be HP !!!

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i have a Dell scanner / Printer, same problem! I installed VMWare and Win2000 just to use it!
And of course CorelDRAW X3 until I master Illustrator


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i have a Dell scanner / Printer, same problem! I installed VMWare and Win2000 just to use it!
And of course CorelDRAW X3 until I master Illustrator


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:D Thanks, but no thanks. I was thinking on something like using 3rd party/open source 'TWAIN SANE' drivers

http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/

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Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I too have a HP Scanjet 5470c which is currently sitting unused under the desk because I can't find a driver for either Mac OSX 10.5 or Vista (that my wife uses)?

The scanner is fine and I am not willing to pay 10 toa third party supplier for a CD, with no guarantee that it will work when and if it turns up!

May have to take it to the tip if I can't find an answer to this soon!

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I have the CD with the MAC OS driver for the HP Scanjet 5400c series! Is anybody interested ? :D

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I have the CD with the MAC OS driver for the HP Scanjet 5400c series! Is anybody interested ? ;)



I would be very interested in the 570c Mac OSX driver - but I am in the UK. HP will not post their CD overseas.
Can you PM me ?

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Driver suitable for Leo? Does anyone try it yet? This is the question!

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I am just as p.o.ed about this as you. I also have the hp5470c. Epson still supports their older products (they still have drivers for their 1270 printer for goodness sake). My 5470c scanner will be on eBay tomorrow (if not later tonight). That does it for me and HP computer products. I use Epson printers so now, and I will add an Epson scanner to the list. At least I know it will be supported down the road.




It's a pity how comes to get stuck in the room with a functional tool, like this flatbed scanner (quite an old model) without using it. :D Pearhaps Hewlett-Packard thinks that all the people on the bloody planet must act like avarege idiot consumer, throwing away in the trash obsolete but still working products... HP doesn't seem to offer universal versions of their drivers. This is all they can do for all those who bought this scanner several years ago for aprox.300$ and want to use it on OSX:

https://warp2.extern...u...ng=en&cc=us

or :rolleyes:

http://h10025.www1.h...p;product=61930

Trying to follow the links for OSX version got me only to a CD-ROM order form expecting few bucks to mail a disc. All the way from the United States, UK, etc! The blackmail: either you buy the CD (not the software license), or you take your scanner to the recyle bin! I'm not that kind of guy, so I raise the challange for anyone interested in this matter... to solve once and for all this... OSX software/driver problem...

One thing is crystal-clear :wacko: My next flatbed scanner won't be HP !!!



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I have the CD with the MAC OS driver for the HP Scanjet 5400c series! Is anybody interested ? :)


I am EXTREMELY interested! What will it take to get you to upload a copy of it?

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I am EXTREMELY interested! What will it take to get you to upload a copy of it?


Me too. But I'm pretty sure it's NOT the Leo driver. Or is it? :(

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I have the CD with the MAC OS driver for the HP Scanjet 5400c series! Is anybody interested ? ;)


i am, my name is robert Onderweegs , Netherlands,

thanks Robert

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i am, my name is robert Onderweegs , Netherlands,

thanks Robert



With all the respect... mister...
I also own the original os-x driver (bundle CD). It is NOT suitable for Leopard!
I'm not a geek, I'm a designer. Otherwise, problem would be solved by now...

Nevertheless, anyone can use it on Windows (all versions, including Vista and Win7)

Cheers :)

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Try this:

Vue Scan

I bought it and it worked with my old flatbed HP scanner. It works with all scanners and printers you can even imagine.

US$35.95 it's worthy.

http://www.hamrick.com/

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I have the CD with the MAC OS driver for the HP Scanjet 5400c series! Is anybody interested ? :)


I am interested in it please.
would you contact me here?

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I am interested in it please.
would you contact me here?

i need drivers for 5400c for mac osx 10.5

Try this:

Vue Scan

I bought it and it worked with my old flatbed HP scanner. It works with all scanners and printers you can even imagine.

US$35.95 it's worthy.

http://www.hamrick.com/

it does not work with osx 10.5

It's a pity how comes to get stuck in the room with a functional tool, like this flatbed scanner (quite an old model) without using it. :unsure: Pearhaps Hewlett-Packard thinks that all the people on the bloody planet must act like avarege idiot consumer, throwing away in the trash obsolete but still working products... HP doesn't seem to offer universal versions of their drivers. This is all they can do for all those who bought this scanner several years ago for aprox.300$ and want to use it on OSX:

https://warp2.extern...u...ng=en&cc=us

or :thumbsdown_anim:

http://h10025.www1.h...p;product=61930

Trying to follow the links for OSX version got me only to a CD-ROM order form expecting few bucks to mail a disc. All the way from the United States, UK, etc! The blackmail: either you buy the CD (not the software license), or you take your scanner to the recyle bin! I'm not that kind of guy, so I raise the challange for anyone interested in this matter... to solve once and for all this... OSX software/driver problem...

One thing is crystal-clear :censored2: My next flatbed scanner won't be HP !!!

i encountered same problem...don't mind spending the 10 bucks to buy the cd but hp does not indicate if it will work with my os 10.5 and they won't answer my e-mail queries

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Hello
Driver for HP Scanjet 5400c series works with 10.6.3 is not from HP iS FREE AND works with the HP5400c series and many other models and brands.
Here is a list of the supported devices USB AND SCSI:
SANE SUPPORTED DEVICES STATUS

And here are the packages that are needed:
http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/

Get the BINARY packages for your MAC OS X version and if you are a developer the SDK's.
Install them in the following order

1.gettext
2.libusb
3.SANE backends (all the drivers are installed)
4.SANE Preference Pane
5.TWAIN SANE Interface


After installing AND WITH YOUR DEVICE CONNECTED go to System Preferences and open the SANE CONTROL PANEL, and disable all the drivers you do not need,find the one you need and select configure,close,save,and the communication path to your device is set.
Open Image Capture and the device has to be there like SANE USB.
IF Image Capture does not sees your device RESTART and the device is ready.


My 2 cents.

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Hello
Driver for HP Scanjet 5400c series works with 10.6.3 is not from HP iS FREE AND works with the HP5400c series and many other models and brands.
Here is a list of the supported devices USB AND SCSI:
SANE SUPPORTED DEVICES STATUS

And here are the packages that are needed:
http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/

Get the BINARY packages for your MAC OS X version and if you are a developer the SDK's.
Install them in the following order

1.gettext
2.libusb
3.SANE backends (all the drivers are installed)
4.SANE Preference Pane
5.TWAIN SANE Interface


After installing AND WITH YOUR DEVICE CONNECTED go to System Preferences and open the SANE CONTROL PANEL, and disable all the drivers you do not need,find the one you need and select configure,close,save,and the communication path to your device is set.
Open Image Capture and the device has to be there like SANE USB.
IF Image Capture does not sees your device RESTART and the device is ready.


My 2 cents.



Thank you so much Juan Brujo. Your guide to getting my HP Scanjet 5470c working was spot on. I've had it under my desk for about two years not working. Tonight, thanks to you, it now works. I've just joined the forum to say a BIG THANK YOU.
Best regards,
Ian

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Hello
Driver for HP Scanjet 5400c series works with 10.6.3 is not from HP iS FREE AND works with the HP5400c series and many other models and brands.
Here is a list of the supported devices USB AND SCSI:
SANE SUPPORTED DEVICES STATUS

And here are the packages that are needed:
http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/

Get the BINARY packages for your MAC OS X version and if you are a developer the SDK's.
Install them in the following order

1.gettext
2.libusb
3.SANE backends (all the drivers are installed)
4.SANE Preference Pane
5.TWAIN SANE Interface


After installing AND WITH YOUR DEVICE CONNECTED go to System Preferences and open the SANE CONTROL PANEL, and disable all the drivers you do not need,find the one you need and select configure,close,save,and the communication path to your device is set.
Open Image Capture and the device has to be there like SANE USB.
IF Image Capture does not sees your device RESTART and the device is ready.


Wow, thank you SO MUCH! This works like a charm on 10.6.4; totally great!

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Hi - I know this topic is a little stale BUT I just brished the dust off my HP5470c precision scanner because it has an attachement that allows the scanning of negatives. I followed the instructions and installed all th Twane Sane packages but the scanner still does not show up in the print and scan prefs pane. What am I doing wrong?

I am using a Macbook Air mid-2011 model with OSx Lion 10.7

I would really like to get the scanner working because it is a corker!!!

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Now - I got it to scan - changed to a different USB port. But what comes out of the scanner is garbage.



Hi - I know this topic is a little stale BUT I just brished the dust off my HP5470c precision scanner because it has an attachement that allows the scanning of negatives. I followed the instructions and installed all th Twane Sane packages but the scanner still does not show up in the print and scan prefs pane. What am I doing wrong?

I am using a Macbook Air mid-2011 model with OSx Lion 10.7

I would really like to get the scanner working because it is a corker!!!







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