My scanner was, in the words of another online complainant, no better than a doorstop--a dead weight.
My goal was to try to find a fix for this other than replacing the scanner itself.
First, of course, I tried software. Nothing worked, including VueScan, where I actually talked to the owner, who said that scanner drivers are notoriously badly written. Mustek's website said to go to Apple and get a driver from them, but there was nothing there.
Then I thought: what if I could get an old Mac that was still running on an earlier operating system, and dedicate it to the scanner? And that is what I did. The scanner is now paired with an iMac running Snow Leopard. I did still have to download a driver for that, but it worked.
|The Mountain Lion is tamed!|
Now I am happily back in business!
A special thanks to David Nethery, who posted a comment just a few days ago suggesting both Vue Scan, which he didn't know I had tried, and the fact that Brother makes a couple of scanners that might have done the job for me, had I found it necessary to replace the Mustek.