I have an Astra 1200s connected to a Macintosh Beige G3. I was
rearranging my computer area recently, and accidentally plugged in my
scanner to the power unit for my cable modem, and vise/versa. The output
on the power unit for the cable modem is 24v, and the scanner 12volts.
It seems to have blown out the power unit for the cable modem. I can
still get power to the scanner from the power plug (a blinking green
light), but my G3 is not recognizing the scanner. I ran the shareware
utility "SCSI Probe", and it isn't recognizing the SCSI port set on the
scanner. I tried using a power unit from another Astra 1200s (also 12v)
and it didn't work either.
Can this be rectified? Did I blow out my SCSI port? Would reinstalling
the drivers help? Will the scanner still work on another machine? Is
there any risk of further damage to my computer?