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I just got a Lexmark x543dn and have some trouble getting my computer to recognize it as a scanner. The printer is working fine from my OS X 10.6 machine, setup was as easy as it gets. I just connected it to my network, gave it a name and added it under that name as a networked printer in OS X.

According to the Apple support website, the driver in OS X (I upgraded to the newest drivers already) should also provide scanning capabilities. However when I run the image capture app included in OS X it tells me that there are no scanners available.

Can anybody tell me what I have to do to get OS X to recognize the scanner?

Thanks

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I got it working as follows on my Lexmark X543. (may not be your desired solution but should serve as a workaround at least.)

  1. Got it setup as a printer with the general network setup (and being able to print over the network) (mac-standard-install.html topic)

  2. logged onto my router and identified the printer's IP-address.

  3. web browsed to the printer's webserver: like http://192.168.1.7 (in my case)

  4. Click scan profile in the left hand side menu, choose the settings and scanning destination and start to scan (was using shortcut one for me so I had to press #1 on the scanner.

  5. Scanned document was saved on the desired path on my computer, (so it worked very well.)

HTH.

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You might want to try the Lexmark driver. It was released on 09/29/2010. The release notes:

This package installs a TWAIN Data Source (DS) for use with TWAIN-compliant applications for Network Scanning and Image Capture module for direct-attached devices in the Mac OS X system.

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