I have an old scanner a UMAX Astra 6400 which I can't get my newly upgraded Yosemite system to register. I'm using the FireWire 400 interface and the scanner is powering on correctly.

I think it might be TWAIN compliant and I'm aware support was dropped for TWAIN back on 10.5.

I have also tried installing this TWAIN Bridge package to see if it would work, but still no luck.

Also tried VueScan which is apparently compatible too but I get the following error.

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Any ideas on how I can get this scanner working with my Yosemite system?

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    This site claims to have the driver for your scanner. hamrick.com/vuescan/umax_astra_6400.html – Ruskes Dec 2 '14 at 0:40
  • Try using Apple Image Capture app in your Application folder. – Ruskes Dec 2 '14 at 1:44
  • Tried Image Capture, also Mac's don't need drivers. – Josh Dec 4 '14 at 11:49
  • Hamrick Software is very responsive, and Vuescan is usually the only way to get old scanners to work, since manufacturers don't update the drivers. Send them an email: they will almost certainly work with you to get it working, and I'd bet they'll do that before you purchase the software so you know it'll work for you. – Alan Shutko Dec 30 '14 at 2:59
  • In my experience, VueScan only support USB-connected scanners. It would not recognize my scanner (CanoScan 9950F) until I switched from Firewire to USB. – user142382 Aug 21 '15 at 1:23

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