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HP Scanjet 3970
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Summary

Flatbed Scanner
2400 X 2400 Dpi
Color Depth: 48-bit Color
Usb 2.0
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Specification for HP Scanjet 3970


Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Features:
  • Digital flatbed color scanner with high-speed USB connectivity
  • 2,400 x 2,400 dpi scan resolution, 48-bit color
  • 13-second preview speed
  • Transparent materials adapter included
  • USB 2.0 interface, PC and Mac compatible
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    “I have a HP ScanJet Plus with interface card. But it...”

    ★★★★☆

    written by worldhero7610 on 02/10/2009

    I have a HP ScanJet Plus with interface card. But it does not work.
    You need to install a driver to support the interface card. The last known official sites for the driver are unreachable (rvs.ctrl-c.liu.se) or out of date (sunsite.unc.edu).
    Here are the sources and READMEs of the driver for various Linux kernels:

    Linux kernel 2.0 and 2.1.103:
    Download hpscan.tar.gz
    Linux kernel 2.2.7:
    Download hpscan-2.2.7.tar.gz (thanks to Kipp Cannon for his research).
    Linux kernel 2.4.x:
    Download hpscan-2.2.7.tar.gz (driver for kernel 2.2.7) and hpscan-2.2.7.patch.tar.gz (patch for support of kernel 2.4.x. Thanks to Kipp Cannon for his work).
    Untar the hpscan-2.2.7.patch.tar.gz and follow the instructions in README.patch

    This driver gives you a new device /dev/hpscan. Then you need to add to the file /usr/local/etc/sane.d/hp.conf the two lines

    /dev/hpscan
    option connect-device
    You need at least SANE v1.01 to do that.
    I want to buy a PhotoSmart S20. Is it supported ?
    It is not supported by the hp-backend. It seems that it does not use SCL (HP's Scanner Control Language) which is required for use with the hp-backend.
    I have a HP ScanJet 7xxx C. Is it supported ?
    Yes. But not by the hp-backend. Use the avision-backend.
    I have a scanner HP xyz. Is it supported ?
    Here is a list of all the scanners that are supported by the hp-backend:
    Model HP Model Number Interface
    ScanJet Plus 9195A HP Parallel Interface Card
    ScanJet IIc 1750A SCSI
    ScanJet IIcx 2500A SCSI
    ScanJet IIp 1790A SCSI
    ScanJet 3C 2520A SCSI
    ScanJet 3P 2570A SCSI
    ScanJet 4C 2520A SCSI
    ScanJet 4P 1130A SCSI
    ScanJet 4100C 6290A USB
    ScanJet 5P 5110A SCSI
    ScanJet 5100C 5190A parallel port
    ScanJet 5200C 7190A parallel port/USB
    ScanJet 6100C 2520A SCSI
    ScanJet 6200C 6270A SCSI/USB
    ScanJet 6250C 6270A SCSI/USB
    ScanJet 6300C 7670A SCSI/USB
    ScanJet 6350C 7670A SCSI/USB
    ScanJet 6390C 7670A SCSI/USB
    PhotoSmart PhotoScanner 5100A SCSI


    For the HP parallel interface card (ScanJet Plus) and parallel port interface additional kernel drivers may be required.

    Note: Because Hewlett-Packard does no longer produce scanners which support SCL (beside MFP's), this list is complete. Other HP-scanners are not supported by the hp-backend. But you can find support for other HP-scanners on
    SANE supported devices . This should be the first place to check.
    Linux Parallel Port Sharing and ppSCSI suite of drivers. Here you could find support for scanners connected to the parallel port. A patch of this driver suite for 2.4-kernels can be found at Debian.
    If your parallel port HP scanner is not listed here, it is quite certain that it is not supported.
    David Paschal's support for Multi-Function Peripherals (MFP's) . Here you can find support for combined printer/scanner devices like HP OfficeJets.

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    “When the HP Scanjet 3970 is working it does the job...”

    ★★★★☆

    written by george murdoch on 18/12/2004

    When the HP Scanjet 3970 is working it does the job well. The imaging software was also good, but I'm not happy with the reliabillity of this product.

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    “Took just a few minutes to install software for the HP...”

    ★★★★★

    written by Dillz on 02/01/2004

    Took just a few minutes to install software for the HP Scanjet 3970 and get the scanner up and running. Scanner looks stylish has a quality feel and is very easy to use with buttons on the front which launch the key functions. Scan, Print,Share to web, and create memories CD. It is USB 2.0 and will scan documents,photos, 35mm slides (one at a time), and negatives.

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    Asked by aburagohain09 on 24th May 2017 Report this content
    Whether HP scanjet 3970 can scan other document?

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    Asked by Kasal on 6th November 2016 Report this content
    I wish to take the HP Scanjet 3970 from my office home. Over the years I lost the installation disc and thus the scanjet does not work at home. How to get the missing driver? Thank you.

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