USB Type C, USB Type A and Canon scanners–they do not work.

My (newest) Canon scanner has a USB Type C (USB-C) plug.

The supplied cable is a USB-C to USB Type A cable.

My laptop only has USB-C.
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So I thought, I’ll just use a short USB-A to USB-C adapter:
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Seems like it would work.

Nope.

You can’t go USB-C –> USB-A (adapter) –> USB-C.

The scanner seems to have power and/or timeout issues.

The solution is to either a) use a USB-C –> USB-C cable or b) use a laptop with a USB-A port.