cheap mac scanner?
May 23, 2005 1:36 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a cheap scanner for my ibook running Tiger, something like the Canoscan 3000ex for $50, that works ok.
posted by mecran01 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
The best/cheapest I've found so far is a refurbished Umax at tigerdirect.

cheapy Umax
posted by mecran01 at 2:37 PM on May 23, 2005

you'll have to act fast, but here's a scanner for $5
posted by ruwan at 4:27 PM on May 23, 2005

Does anyone know if this is the "ScanJet" - I couldn't find anything on about any other type of "2400" scanner that worked on the Mac other than a ScanJet, and OfficeMax's site doesn't say...
posted by pwb503 at 4:47 PM on May 23, 2005

According to HP's UK site, the scanjet 2400 has drivers for OS X 10.1:

"Compatible Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows® (98, 2000, Me, XP Home and Professional Edition), Mac OS X 9.1 or 10.1 and higher"

Five bucks! Tempting!
posted by mecran01 at 9:11 PM on May 23, 2005


However, it appears that Tiger/Ibook doesn't recognize the scanjet. It works fine with my aging pc, however.

There have been other reports of Tiger sending HP Scanjets into purgatory.
posted by mecran01 at 6:52 PM on May 28, 2005

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