CanoScan LiDE 90 won't load from disc into iMac

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  1. deGenova, Mar 9, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014

    deGenova macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    I need some scanner help here from an expert please - when I try to load the scanner from the disc using my new SuperDrive into an iMac 10.9 it stops at 60 % either as a partial standalone or the full version.

    I found a driver page (screen cap below) at Canon that say's no online drivers available - I must use the drivers that come with the disc. But of course - therein lies the rub.

    I cannot access the driver by itself from the disc either........

    BTW.....I dnlded + opened "VueScan" (it looks like it would work fine) for my CanoScan LiDE 90 (U 1,0) but you must buy it first - no trial. I can buy a new scanner for the price.

  2. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

    Robert Davies

    Jul 28, 2011
    People's Republic of Wrexham
    Go to > System Preferences > Printers and Scanners

    On the pane that opens there is a panel on the left with a + and -.

    Click on the + (make sure your scanner is plugged in to your computer and switched on)

    You should see you scanner in the next page that opens - click 'add'

    You should now be done. No downloading from Canon necessary at all.
  3. deGenova, Mar 10, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2014

    deGenova thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    Tried that too - no luck.
    Also loaded the Mountain Lion driver (10.8) but I can't see any evidence of it.

    It loaded but I cannot find it in my APPLICATIONS FOLDER

  4. Janichsan macrumors 68000


    Oct 23, 2006
    If you really only downloaded the driver, there is nothing to be found in your Application folder. It's a driver. It's buried somewhere in your system's guts. Try adding your scanner again like Robert suggested.
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Your installer CD, which came with your LiDE 90, would not likely be any use to you with 10.9 . You should either hope that Canon directly supports it (and not really likely with an older scanner), or that there is another solution. One is certainly VueScan - and you would need to justify the cost of that…

    Or, there's some other answers here:
  6. deGenova thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    Not quite true - I downloaded another driver from the same program and its listed where its supposed to be and is clickable and it works properly - i.e., its not buried in the guts somewhere. I have never had that kind of experience.

    The one part that did load for me (and is listed in the APPLICATIONS FOLDER) is called MP Navigator EX 1.0 and gives a limited functionality compared to what I want, which is called "ArcSoft PhotoStudio" ($70.00as a stand alone purchase) - its a much more functional part of the overall program, but I cannot load it in from the disc in the same way as I did with MP Navigator.

    I wonder why Navigator works in 10.9 but ArcSoft does not???

    As for buying VueScan - I might as well buy the driver.


    As I mentioned in the post above "I wonder why Navigator works in 10.9 but ArcSoft does not???" etc.

    BTW - I did happen to read the post and followed the thread (yesterday) in the link you sent.
  7. deGenova, Mar 11, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014

    deGenova thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    SOLVED - Called Canon - there will be no 10.9 driver for my scanner.

    The 'parts' I was talking about above were not drivers, but merely pieces of bundled software that came w/Lide90 one of which (MP Navigator EX 1.0) is still compatible w/iMac while "ArcSoft PhotoStudio" is not.

    Thanks for all the I know how it works when purchasing a product that offers 'bundled' software.
  8. bedouin macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011
    If you'd like to use this scanner under El Capitan with VueScan be aware that you will need to install the last available version of Canon's drivers AND the 32-bit version of VueScan. The 64-bit version of VueScan will not identify the scanner—probably because the drivers themselves are 32-bit.

    I stumbled upon this thread while trying to find a solution to this problem. I thought I'd add this so that it might be of assistance to someone in the future.

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