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Post 1

Zucchini

Well since my last journal entry, I've moved to Leadenham, Lincoln to live with Janine. Things are going super, except still no job.
My general plan was to become a freelance illustrator, for which I need a scanner - but a number of things have consipired to make this difficult; namely the 'Evil Anti-Scanner Fairy'. She has:
1)Given me a scanner but no power lead for it.
2)Given me a multi-volt adaptor but made sure that the amp rating wasn't high enough
3)Given me the correct power lead, but made sure that the parallel cable I was using wasn't parallel, but a null-modem cable or something.
4)Given me a local computer shop to buy a new parallel cable (I live in the middle of NOWHERE and I can't drive, so I thought I had got lucky there): Went there during its advertised opening hours to find the shop was closed.

So far it has taken me two months to progress absolutely nowhere. I feel like I'm in The Truman Show.


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Eggy - XP doesnt like final fantasy VII

love the title like, about as informative as you need.

otherwise, thats well dull son smiley - hug

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Post 3

Zucchini

Cheers for your support mate smiley - boing


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Post 4

Zucchini

Update: Purchased new parallel cable. Scanner still not working.


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Post 5

Nire

The next step is buying usb cable, scanner still not working..


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Eggy - XP doesnt like final fantasy VII

how about a new PC? Then Derek can seel your old one smiley - tongueout

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Post 7

Zucchini

Purhcased a second parallel port today, cos the shop had no parallel -> USB cables.
Installed it.
Works if I put the printer in LPT2 and the scanner in LPT1
The scanner works now.
Except it doesn't: Whatever it scans it returns a completely black screen.

If anyone wants me, I'll be over here putting my head in a bucket of water.


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