Free Scanning Software Alternative to HP

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  1. McGiord macrumors 601

    McGiord

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    Hi, I have a HP All-In-One C5180 printer, scanner, copier, card reader.
    Every-time there is a MacOSX update then the scanner no longer responds.
    I have it connected to my AirPort Extreme wired ethernet, and I access it wirelessly; and also I have tried connecting it directly to my MacBook Pro via wired ethernet also.
    I don't have a USB cable, and don't want to go that route.
    It had worked fine for some time, and like I wrote after some software update it doesn't respond.

    I am tired of uninstalling and reinstalling the HP software, in the past it worked to fix the problem, but nowadays this "fix" isn't working for me.

    What i would like to explore now is if there is a way I can use the scanner with another software, preferably a free one.

    Many thanks!
     

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  3. McGiord thread starter macrumors 601

    McGiord

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    I am trying to, I never used it before.

    I see the device listed but I'm unable to connect to it. If I click on the button it doesn't do anything.
     

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  4. McGiord thread starter macrumors 601

    McGiord

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    #4
    Any tip on how to activate the TWAIN communication?
     

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