UMAX 2100U scanner driver needed...

Discussion in 'Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion' started by mikebatho, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Anyone know where I can get a driver for my UMAX ASTRA 2100U scanner that mounts in OS X?

    I don't have classic on my machine anymore, and before I look at having to install it I thought I'd try & get hold of a driver that mounts in OSX to use with Photoshop 7....

    Anyone...? :confused:
  2. macrumors 603


  3. macrumors 6502a

    Vue scan...

    trying it now, thank you, sir.....
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Erm, no.....

    For some reason its not seeing my scanner.....
  5. macrumors regular

    Vuescanmost likely will NOT work. The 2100U is a USB scanner. Vuescan's support page specifically says NO USB scanners from UMAX are supported.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    He's right y'know....

    it's USB......
  7. macrumors 6502a


  8. macrumors 603


    Looks like you are S.O.L.

    Umax doesn't support it
    VueScan doesn't support it

    Looks like you need a new scanner and don't buy UMAX, they don't think support for OS X is important.
  9. macrumors newbie

    I have the same scanner, and I can't get a mac or windows driver. They actually want you to pay for the driver and I just can't see that as right.
  10. macrumors 68030


    I'll concur with the above. I sold Macs for a couple of years.... Umax scanners are infamous for having really cool hardware with almost nonexistant drivers. They're worse than Epson is about their printers.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Solution (?)

    Seeing how long ago you posted this query, it may no longer be an issue but there is a new 3rd party driver available here:

    After installing, GraphicConverter recognized my UMAX 2100U. Don't forget to install the prefs pane and select your scanner there. I actually couldn't get my scanner to work but I think the driving mechanism has died. It tries to scan but only makes a grinding noise :(
  12. macrumors 65816


    I will never buy another Umax scanner. I had a firewire scanner that they continued to sell even AFTER the release of OSX and they never supported the OS even though they advertised mac support. I use vuescan now but it sill pisses me off.
  13. macrumors 601


    I have a UMAX something or other too that I can't get to work in OS X.

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