[sane-devel] CanoScan 8000F
mschmitt at unixkiste.org
Sun Apr 4 03:45:37 UTC 2010
someone had the urge to give me a Canon CanoScan 8000F for free... oh
how lucky I am! ... NOT!
Anyway, to make it short, SANE does not support it, I can't code, but I
am willing to disassemble the device (done already partly, details later
on) and try to help in every other regard I am able to.
Too sad the device seems to nice to be trashed, so I hope some folks are
willing to help.
As said I did disassemble the device partly and can see some chips. The
three most prominent ones are:
(which most likely is just DRAM)
(most likely the IC for the stepper motor?)
(This one did puzzle me... according to google could be an IC or DRAM
There is one bigger area (about ca. 4*4cm) completely covered with a
metal coat (like with TV-tuner-cards but a lot smaller) soldered on the
circuit board and I assume the really interesting chip is hidden under
there? I have to find my soldering iron, but I am willing to chop that
hood off too... I guess...
I did contact the guy who said he was willing to try to code a backend
back in 2003 but unfortunately he did not get far and he has no more
insights regarding that device.
So, anyone? :)
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