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USB cable for CanoScan 9950f

Pontus54
Apprentice

I've just started using my CanoScan 9950f again after a long hiatus.

Could not get the scanner and computer to connect. Think I tried everything until I switched from the 6 Feet (1.8 Meters) USB cable to a 2 Feet (0.6 Meters) cable. Now it worked.

The shorter one is the original cable that came with the scanner.

Question: Is the shorter one a Canon proprietary version or is the long one simply too long?

Using the 2 Feet cable is really stretching it (literally) so it would be nice to know if if other length and/or manufacturers can be used.

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