How do I find what computer scanner I have?

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Computer scanner

To determine which scanner you have connected to your computer, follow the steps below.

  1. If you are attempting to identify the scanner manufacturer or model, this information is commonly found on the top or bottom of the scanner.
  2. If you are attempting to determine the scanner's interface, you must familiarize yourself with the different types of scanner interfaces.
  3. If you cannot locate a manufacturer or model number of the scanner, but can locate an FCC identification number, it is recommended that you perform an FCC search using that number. For additional information about FCC numbers, see our FCC definition page.

Product listing or specifications

If you are trying to list all the specific information about your computer scanner, specifying the manufacturer, type, and model of the scanner is sufficient. Below is an example of how this may look.

Parallel OptiPro 4800 flatbed scanner

Drivers or installation

Replacement or repair

If you are trying to determine which scanner you have because it needs to be repaired, it is recommended you obtain an estimated repair cost on the scanner first. If the cost outweighs buying a new scanner, it is recommended you purchase a new scanner.