Question about Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 ED Film Scanner
Nikon Coolscan 8000ED gives the error message : Nikon scan was unsable to find any active device. Pls help me solving this Problem.
I may have a solution for the unrecognized film holder/clunking problem. The fix is not for the faint of heart, but you can do it yourself and save a bunch of money. The problem lies in the two rails inside the scanner that the film carrier rides on. After unplugging you scanner, remove the 8 screws from the rear of the unit and slide the cover rearward about 3/4" and then lift it straight off. Inside you will see two shiny machined rods running from front to back. The problem is those two rods have dried up lubricant on them and the film carrier drags a bit during film carrier insertion and/or scans. The easiest way I found to clean the rods is to remove the front cover (look for screws inside on each side), and then carefully slide those rods out (but NOT all the way) and wipe off what is exposed and then apply a little silicone lubricant to the rods (be very careful to not get any down into the lens area). Then slide the rods back in and repeat for the portion that is exposed in the rear. Carefully re-assemble everything and you should be all set. This fix worked for me on an 8000ED that I purchased used on eBay. Hope this helps someone. Brian
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
I have the same problem and the way i solve was disconnecting the firewire cable fron the computer and connect it another time, this way the nikon scan software recognize it. If you disconnect the cable from the scanner it doesn't work. I believe it works by rescanning the firewire port.
Dr. De la Mora
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
My 8000 has been a little touchy lately. It make two clunks I don't remember and it keep saying something is wrong with my holder. I am in the middle of a project and it worked yesterday.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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