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12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - FineReader Mac Update ... · 1 reply · +1 points

No need to go through all this trouble. Just download the ScanSnap Manager V3.0 L20W kit from Fujitsu:

Then download my installer fix patch kit:

Run my patch kit, drag&drop, the ScanSnap_V30L20W.dmg file into the patch window. My patch kit does the magic for you and (correctly) fixes the installer script. Then mount the dmg file and install ScanSnap Manager V3.0 L20W as you would normally. Also, if you ever need to re-install for any reason, dmg file is patched forever to allow for re-installing at anytime.

In addition, I have patch kits for *every* version of ScanSnap Manager supporting all scanner types including using Windows (PC)-based ScanSnap scanners on Mac. Also, I've even done some patch kits for some of the more obscure scanners such as the fi-5110C, and I'll add support for more scanners as soon as I can find some reliable beta testers since I don't own any of these scanners.

You can read about it here:http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=32...

There's also instructions for getting Abbyy FineReader automated and configured to work with ScanSnap Manager V3.0 if you didn't install from the original kit in the same thread.

There's been a couple people working on getting Cardminder translated to English/ported (I can't take all the credit for starting this project), which is also just about completed. I just need a couple of free hours to finish to do up a single-step patch kit to patch the dmg file.

12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the quick response. I'm even curious about the long document scanning support since in case you don't recall, the firmware for the S300/M series is loaded from a file and is not actually part of the physical hardware. I'd be curious if that was the same for the S1300. If the data path was the same within the V3.1 drivers, there's a chance the firmware might be compatible with some tweaking minor tweaking to the code. Although, obviously there's a good chance the hardware is physically different enough that it's not.

I guess this will be something I can try out as soon as I can get my hands on a V3.1 kit! :)

12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300... · 2 replies · +1 points


I just thought of something which is sort of bugging me that seems to be unanswered in this review. Have you looked at what features are truly new to the S1300 vs. S300M using the same V3.1 ScanSnap Manager drivers for both scanners?

It sounds like the long document scan mode is new (or is it?), but I'm still confused on what is really new about the S1300 that my S300 doesn't have?

For instance, the S1500 software V3.0 adds searchable PDFs to my S300 so I wouldn't really consider that a new feature of the hardware since it's really just an improvement in the software which will work with older scanners.

I'm curious on where the real improvements are since everything I've read so far about the S1300 seems to lead me to believe the improvements are very minor in the actual hardware itself.


12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - Fujitsu ScanSnap Updat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you for the kind words. Maybe a legend in my own mind, but I seriously doubt I'm a legend! :)

12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - How To Use A Windows S... · 0 replies · +1 points

Latest patches for V2.2 L11, V2.2 L12, and V3.0 L20W (patches the dmg file directly!!) can be found here: http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=32...

12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great review Brooks!

I'm eagerly waiting to get my hands on the V3.1 release of the ScanSnap Manager software for Mac to see what kind of trouble I can get into with it! :)

I'm anticipating Fujitsu will be keeping support for fi-5110EOX/2/3/M, S300/M, S500/M, S510/M, and S1500 in it (which was added back into V3.0.) If anyone has an OTX-based disassembly of the X86 code for V3.1, please let me know I'd like to take a look at it. Thanks!

12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300... · 0 replies · +1 points

Using USB power is literally the only way I've ever used my S300. It's more work having to locate a plug as opposed to just using the second USB port on my Macbook pro and plugging it in (since I don't leave mine connected all the time.) The scan speed difference with USB isn't enough to bother me either.

12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - Fujitsu ScanSnap Updat... · 0 replies · +1 points

I've come up with even a quicker way to do the patching of V3.0 L20W to install it. I wrote a dmg installer patch which will directly patch the image file instead of having to go through all those steps.

Information on downloading it can be found here: http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=32...

12 years ago @ DocumentSnap - Using a Windows ScanSn... · 0 replies · +1 points

All new set of patches now available. This includes V2.2 L11, V2.2 L12, and V3.0 L20W (patches the dmg file directly! ;)

13 years ago @ DocumentSnap - How To Use Neatco Neat... · 0 replies · +1 points

If the goal is not to have a computer directly hooked up to the ScanSnap scanner then based on the way the driver code is written (the driver directly looks at the USB bus looking for the scanner device before initialize it (meaning it requires special software to operate)), you would need to extend the USB bus over the network in order for it to work.

While I can't say that a USB network device server such as the Keyspan will work for (it's limited in it's description), based on the product specifications it might just work.


However, that would mean you also need specialized drivers in addition to the scanner software for each computer.

Now if you're willing to put a dedicated system hooked up to the scanner - then you have options (while I haven't tried it, I'm pretty sure SANE could also accomplish this plus you already have at least 1 computer anyway since you're planning on sharing it.)