Canoscan LiDE 500f

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Koll, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Koll macrumors member

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    Hi

    I've got a Canoscan LiDE 500f scanner and I've installed Lion. Come to use it and I get a message saying "You can't open the application Canoscan Toolbox X because PowerPC applications are no longer supported."

    Does this mean I've got to buy a new scanner? Can't find any drivers for this scanner, which I bought from Apple, for Lion.

    Wished I hadn't installed Lion. Not impressed and it does nothing for me, but that's another matter!

    TIA
     
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    You are mixing up hardware and software.

    That scanner has drivers available for Snow Leopard, and there's a chance they'll work in ML. You should give it a try.

    The other question is about software; you'll need to buy new software to do whatever it is that Toolbox X does. Not knowing anything about that product, it's hard to recommend an alternative. But guessing that it's a product supplied as a freebie with your scanner, there's probably tons of stuff for Lion or ML that would do.
     
  3. Koll thread starter macrumors member

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    After a bit of searching I found posts by people having the same problem. Someone had found a solution and I've just copied what they did, and it has worked.

    Thanks
     
  4. MacScrub macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue. Do you mind posting what the fix was, or linking me to the fix? Thanks!
     
  5. bernardcollin macrumors newbie

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    same problem...

    Happy for you that you found the solution... could be nice for others to let us know where you found it...
     

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