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Archive for the ‘Fujitsu ScanSnap’ Category

Two ScanSnap ix500 tips: cleaning the scanner and preparing the paper for scanning

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/25

For my own reference:


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When a ScanSnap ix500 blinks an orange light/LED/button

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/20

Still not sure why (as the WiFi here didn’t change) but I had the LED of my ScanSnap ix500 scan button light up orange instead of blue.

Via How to Connect More than One Mobile Device to Your ScanSnap iX500 [WayBack], I found out it means this:

If the light is orange, go to the ScanSnap Wireless Setup Tool and check the mobile connection.


Evernote suggests to have it re-connect over WPS [WayBack] but in as WPS has big security issues this is not a good idea.

So I hooked it up over USB and re-registered it to the WiFi connection. You can do this from both a Windows PC and Mac:

configure your ScanSnap iX500 to a different router, follow the step-by-step instructions here [WayBack]

If I ever want to use it on Linux: it is possible to get it to work, see 12.10 – Does the ScanSnap IX500 work with Ubuntu? – Ask Ubuntu


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Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Scanner for PC and Mac (PA03656-B005) (via: Customer Reviews)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/08

I didn’t have time yet to get one, but the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 (thanks Olaf Monien for pointing me at this in the first place) is definitely on my list of devices to install soon as a successor to my Fujitsu ScanSnap S510.

The S510 has a few drawbacks:

  • Only connects through USB.
  • Only has a very old version of Adobe Acrobat which – even worse – has refused to install any security updates for a while now.
  • Only scans if your PC is logged on.
  • Too often wrinkles paper or multi-feeds (from the beginning, so it wasn’t wear of the rollers).
  • Has problems scanning business cards.
  • Black&White has rough edges around scanned text.

I wanted a new scanner that gets rid of at least a few of these drawbacks.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap site already lists some compelling iX500 features (like 25 ppm, parallel OCR PDF, paper handling, ultrasonic multi-feed detection), but failed to indicate about some of the other drawbacks.

Most reviews of the iX500 were unclear about that as well, until I read the bottom of this review: Read the rest of this entry »

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Reminder: find out which Windows 7 drivers work for ScanSnap S510 from Fujitsu

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/14

One of the few Windows XP machines left is main usage is for the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 scanner that I have been using for years: it is small, does duplex scanning, emits searchable PDFs through an embedded Adobe Acrobat and Abby ScanSnap Edition OCR license. The Scan button on the scanner “just works” and allows for a “Scan Now, organize later” workflow.

Just Works: if a user is logged in on the Windows machine, which usually is the case.

Next to that, it is used for internet browsing and remote desktop access to VMs in the various clouds: it is more than adequate for that with dual Dell UltraSharp U2407WFP monitors at 1920×1200. The extra 120 pixels over “modern” 1080p do make a difference you know.

I never bothered to upgrade the machine, as it works so nicely and I have had bad experience replacing systems that include embedded licenses: it usually doesn’t work.

Of course I could buy a new ScanSnap iX500, but I don’t want to increase the electronic waste unless I’ve researched if it is possible to get the ScanSnap S510 working on Windows 7 or 8.x, or even on one of my Macs.

So here are some links for further research on a light-weight solution: Read the rest of this entry »

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