View Full Version : Microtek ScanMaker 3700

05-04-2008, 10:40 PM
I am not sure exactly where I should post this, but I am looking for answers.

A few years ago, shortly before Mac OS X came out, I bought a Microtek 3700 scanner. When OS X came out, Microtek apparently decided not to support that scanner under OS X.

My question is this: Is there a work around or an OS X driver available that would allow me to continue to use this perfectly good scanner? I am using OS X 10.4.11 now, and would really like to not have to buy a new scanner. I have software for OS 9, but would really rather not to have to load classic (is it even available in 10.4?).

Thanks for you time.


05-05-2008, 12:01 AM
Check out VueScan (http://www.hamrick.com/vsm.html). They may have a driver for that scanner. You can try their software for free. Don't spend a lot, a 6 year old scanner is not expensive to replace. Unfortunately scanner companies tend to prefer to offer new models instead of new drivers we OS's get updated. Same with printers.


05-05-2008, 01:04 AM
Alon with Rick's suggestion, you can also check out TwainSane (http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/), which a number of people are using in Leopard, which tends to break a lot of scanner support.

I tried it with my old Epson Perfection and it worked fine with that scanner, but it broke my business card scanner software. Maybe it's been updated since then, I don't know.

But other than that little incompatibility, it worked just fine.

05-05-2008, 04:08 AM
Or you can look into Silverfast (http://www.silverfast.us/?gclid=CL6Jo7WOj5MCFQrFGgod7DdGgg). One of these options should work for you.. I hope

05-08-2008, 10:50 PM
So vuescan doesn't support it and apparently neither does Silverfast. Thanks for the suggestions. Twaine Sane claims that it supports the Microtek ScanMaker 3700. However, I have no idea how to use it, there appears to be no software. Any ideas? My original scanner software is OS 9.


05-10-2008, 03:22 PM

I installed all the files from the TwainSane page that looked pertinent to running the software, but I can't find a program to run it. Can someone please give me some advice on how to find and use the software (Eric?). Sorry for my ignorance...

Thanks in advance for your help.