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Trying to convert slides to digital images

Images scan like a "static" ish old television??? I can see part of the image, but it never comes in clear AT all...

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    I have exactly the same problem. It's been happening for the past few months on and off, but now it's constant when I try to scan 120 film. 


    The scanner makes a different noise, when the static/noisy image comes up and the light moves a lot more slowly. 


    I have found the only thing that works is scanning a different negative - it doesn't like certain images weirdly. 

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To scan a slide is difficult, and it is alomst impossible to get a clear image. since slide needs intense light to show a clean image. the scaners' light bar just not enough light to reflect back to get a clean image.
you may get the same result if you take them to a professional for conversion.
I don't have any suggestion at this time.


any one???

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I've read but not tried it, that you must cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as your scanning area. Put one slide in the middle of the cardboard and trace. cut out the piece of cardboard that you traced. Place the cardboard on your scanning area and place slides one by one in the hole that you've cut. Take a flourescent torche or light and hold it directly behind the slide, scan now. Apparently this works.
Trys and let me know

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