I recently got an old Microtek 336CX PHANTOM parallel port scanner from a freind. I dont have the original power adaptor or the parallel data cable which came with the scanner. On the back panel of the scanner it says "12v 1amp" So I brought a power adaptor rating 12v 1amp. The parallel cable is a cable that says ZIP on the connectors.
When I switch the PC on the ready LED of the scanner flashes and lights up. But when I initiate a scan it greets me with error messages like "Scanning lamp or image sensor circuit failure". But if I shutdown the PC and reboot after about an hour, it scans ok. No errors at all. (well, scanned images are not perfect.
they seem to have RGB horizontal lines. ) I can scan anything as long as I doesnt reboot. If I restart, the same error message pops up again.
First I supplied 12v's, but the place where U plugs the power cord to the scanner heats up like hell. So now I use 9v's. But both are the same, 12v and 9v both gives the restart error problem and the RGB line problem.
Need help soon.