Panasonic Multifunction

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by thn, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. thn

    thn Guest

    Even though i called Panasonic and they said they have nothing for
    vista...yet I was wondering if anyone knew any tricks to get this working.
    Vista sees and lists the printer in the device manager but it cant find or
    accept a driver for it. Ive tried running the installation program in xp
    mode but can never get past the unplug and plug your printer in again. It
    refuses to accept it there. ANyone else have a similar problem and find a
    solution with Panasonic? ALso wasnt this beta tested for like a year? and
    been out for a month? My video cards tv input doesnt have a driver yet
    either....why was this software such a surprise to these companies that they
    didnt have drivers ready???
     
    thn, Mar 4, 2007
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  2. Companies are always busy working on tomorrow's technology... and support
    for today's technology doesn't get the attention it deserves. Vista was in
    beta testing for about 18 months to the beta testers) and before that, in
    internal testing at Microsoft and a few other vendors.

    Unfortunately Panasonic are the only folks who can write their drivers....
    though you might ask if there is something that will at least let you print,
    if not perform all the other functions of the All in One.

    Which graphics card are you using?
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    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
    http://www.coribright.com/windows

     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Mar 4, 2007
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  3. thn

    thn Guest

    its an ATI x1300 all in wonder.....microsoft had a driver for that but ati's
    site at least had an up to date 64 bit vista driver.....but not for my tv
    tuner still. It sees and lists that too in the device manager its just
    waiting for the right driver. Its those three things with the marks on them
    in the device manager: the panasonic printer another for the scanner and the
    ati tv tuner.

    :

     
    thn, Mar 4, 2007
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  4. The printer driver for the HP InkJet 500 is the most generic one there is,
    so you might be able to print with that. If not, perhaps the best thing is
    to get a cheap Vista compatible printer while you're waiting for Panasonic.
    I think ATI are still working on the tuner drivers, but they're quite good
    with their customer support if you ask through their site.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
    http://www.coribright.com/windows


     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Mar 5, 2007
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  5. thn

    thn Guest

    Yeah i got a old hp here ... for now ... its at work so not having this
    panasonic printer is adding another step for making multiple copies.... and
    yes ill call ati and hopfully hear that their working on it.... i have to rig
    up a tv for now as well. Very disapointing considering the card was
    supposedly vista compatible and less then 6 months old. I feel like im beta
    testing this thing.

    :

     
    thn, Mar 6, 2007
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  6. Believe me, it was a lot worse in the beta testing period!
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Mar 6, 2007
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