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scanner button does not work with epson perfection 610

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mаrtin, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Mаrtin

    Mаrtin Flightless Bird

    I have an epson perfection 610 scanner which works fine. But if I
    press the scan button, nothing happens. If I go to the control panel
    and open the scanners properties, there is a tab for events.
    The only possible event is "start button" and the action is "no
    action" and all other radio buttons for selecting an action are greyed
    out.
    So I cannot choose to be prompted for a program.
    Why is this?

    Martin
     
  2. Penn E. Loafer

    Penn E. Loafer Flightless Bird

    What did Epson support have to say?

    "M?rtin" <KrnBibJtuEsl@spammotel.com> wrote in message
    news:30891771-389b-4e70-95b3-cd8414826164@v8g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
    >I have an epson perfection 610 scanner which works fine. But if I
    > press the scan button, nothing happens. If I go to the control panel
    > and open the scanners properties, there is a tab for events.
    > The only possible event is "start button" and the action is "no
    > action" and all other radio buttons for selecting an action are greyed
    > out.
    > So I cannot choose to be prompted for a program.
    > Why is this?
    >
    > Martin
     
  3. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    On 8/11/2010 3:06 PM, Mаrtin wrote:
    > I have an epson perfection 610 scanner which works fine. But if I
    > press the scan button, nothing happens. If I go to the control panel
    > and open the scanners properties, there is a tab for events.
    > The only possible event is "start button" and the action is "no
    > action" and all other radio buttons for selecting an action are greyed
    > out.
    > So I cannot choose to be prompted for a program.
    > Why is this?
    >
    > Martin


    Sometimes this is the result of using windows built in scanner software
    instead of the appropriate Epson software and drivers.
     
  4. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "Penn E. Loafer" wrote:

    > What did Epson support have to say?
    >


    Another brilliant post from "Hoop L. Head."

    > "M?rtin" <KrnBibJtuEsl@spammotel.com> wrote in message
    > news:30891771-389b-4e70-95b3-cd8414826164@v8g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
    > >I have an epson perfection 610 scanner which works fine. But if I
    > > press the scan button, nothing happens. If I go to the control panel
    > > and open the scanners properties, there is a tab for events.
    > > The only possible event is "start button" and the action is "no
    > > action" and all other radio buttons for selecting an action are greyed
    > > out.
    > > So I cannot choose to be prompted for a program.
    > > Why is this?
    > >
    > > Martin

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    +1

    Penn E. Loafer wrote:
    > What did Epson support have to say?
    >
    > "M?rtin" <KrnBibJtuEsl@spammotel.com> wrote in message
    > news:30891771-389b-4e70-95b3-cd8414826164@v8g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
    >> I have an epson perfection 610 scanner which works fine. But if I
    >> press the scan button, nothing happens. If I go to the control panel
    >> and open the scanners properties, there is a tab for events.
    >> The only possible event is "start button" and the action is "no
    >> action" and all other radio buttons for selecting an action are greyed
    >> out.
    >> So I cannot choose to be prompted for a program.
    >> Why is this?
    >>
    >> Martin
     
  6. Mаrtin

    Mаrtin Flightless Bird


    > Sometimes this is the result of using windows built in scanner software
    > instead of the appropriate Epson software and drivers.


    Sometimes and maybe.
    But not in this case.
     
  7. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Mаrtin wrote:
    > I have an Epson Perfection 610 scanner which works fine. But if I
    > press the scan button, nothing happens. If I go to the Control Panel
    > and open the scanner's properties, there is a tab for events.
    > The only possible event is "Start button" and the action is "no
    > action" and all other radio buttons for selecting an action are greyed
    > out.
    > So I cannot choose to be prompted for a program.
    > Why is this?
    >
    > Martin


    "Windows 3.1/95 and NT are not supported."
    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...nfoType=FAQ&oid=14559&prodoid=8160&foid=38189

    Possibly, the "VueScan software from Hamrick" would work with your
    setup. There's a trial version that should let you see whether it's a
    viable solution.
    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...foType=FAQ&oid=14559&prodoid=8160&foid=133821

    The "One Touch" isn't working.
    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...nfoType=FAQ&oid=14559&prodoid=8160&foid=38193

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  8. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Mаrtin wrote:
    >> Sometimes this is the result of using windows built in scanner software
    >> instead of the appropriate Epson software and drivers.

    >
    > Sometimes and maybe.
    > But not in this case.


    Just grasping at straws, I was looking at es06.inf from the Epson
    driver installer package. And it has the following string in it

    7D245E24-56C0-11d1-BED9-00AA002F3325

    Doing a search on that string, takes me here.

    http://www.communitypc.co.uk/Scanning.htm

    "Exploit the start button

    You have uncovered part of the mechanism by which Windows responds
    to a USB still-image device's start button. A program called Stimon.exe
    (Still image monitor} sits in memory watching for the device driver to
    signal that the button has been pressed Stimon then looks in the
    registry; in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StillImage\Registered Applications

    to find out which programs are registered as image acquisition handlers.
    If there's more than one, the list is presented in a dialog box for you
    choose, or it is launched directly. All the program command lines have
    a feature in common - they are suffixed with a pair of switches.

    Path\to\someprogram.exe

    /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2

    These are a generic link to client applications. To add new applications
    to the list, try following the same style. The switches definitely won't
    work if you add them to a command line in the Start/Run dialog, because
    %1 and %2 are placeholders for data, which is filled by Stimon. For instance
    on my system, when I press the button and choose an application, the switches
    become

    /StiDevice:Image\0000

    /StiEvent:{7d245e24-56c0-11d1-bed9-00aa002f3325} "

    I have no idea what it means, but perhaps there is some mechanism there, for
    hooking up your own program to the button. I figured if I looked for that
    GUID number, I'd find an article about it.

    ( ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globally_unique_identifier )

    On the virtual machine I tested the Epson driver installation on, the
    only thing in the "Registered Applications" registry entry, was a registry key
    for AMCAP.exe, which came from a previous webcam installation. I don't see
    any new entry put there by Epson. This is the only Registered Application
    I've got -

    AMCAP REG_SZ C:/windows\AMCAP.EXE /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2

    AMCAP is a simple program for dealing with things like webcams, for test
    purposes. Various versions of AMCAP are modified by companies, and included
    on their software CD, so you have something to test with.

    Paul
     
  9. Mаrtin

    Mаrtin Flightless Bird

    > "Windows 3.1/95 and NT are not supported."http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCook...

    I have XP Prof. and the question ist not: why is the start button not
    working.
    The question is: why are all options in the scanner settings greyed
    out so that it is not possible to select "prompt for an application".
     
  10. Mаrtin

    Mаrtin Flightless Bird

    >
    >     AMCAP      REG_SZ       C:/windows\AMCAP.EXE /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2
    >


    Hi Paul, thanks for that info. AMCAP is in my registry also. But it
    does not show up in the events tab of the scanner properties. Also,
    all actions in the events tab are greyed out.
     

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