Question about Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film Scanner

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Slides of stars are not producing small round bright images

Using a Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film Scanner (35 mm) to scan astro images of stars (at full resolution) the scanned image is no longer a small round bright point. Instead it is now smeared to resemble a tear or lightbulb shaped. In the scan stars that were 10/15 px in diameter are now stretched to be 30/45 px long with a bright head of the original size.
The scanner has NOT just been dropped.

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  • cha19495 Apr 18, 2009

    This answer is too vague.

  • cha19495 Apr 19, 2009

    The table is fre from vibrations and the scanner makes the same sort of hum when scanning as my Epson flat bed. How can I open it up to look inside? Do you have a link to a service manual?

  • cha19495 Apr 22, 2009

    Thank you for the reply. I have never used any of the brightness settings, sharpness, color tone, noise reduction or other parameters. I have only scanned at full resolution. Post processing is done in Photoshop. This was always sucessful until last week.



    The link is to the User Manual that I already have. What I am looking for is a Terchnical Service or Repair Manual.



    Regards



    Andrew Chapman

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Hi sir
please check this link to download manual

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Hello Cha,

It seems like it is a brightness setting, you already set the resolution to full, yet there are a few other parameters (brightness, sharpness..) and I can see in your software there is an option for color tone and noise reduction. In the same window where you set the resolution you should be able to set upt the color tone, noise, etc.
I recommend you to play a little with brightness and noise first, and let see how does it change.
And also, do not forget to close the scanner cover before to scann, I know you do not need to do it in some scanners, but in others the exteral light affect the result, and I do not what do you use to do, it's only a recommendation.

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I am thinking that to go from a small round point of light to a bulb or comet shaped point of light, suggest some kind of motion or vibration during scanning, is there an oscillating fan on the table with the scanner, or does the action of the scanner now produce a significant "****" while actually scanning the photos, I would think from the info given, that the scanner is moving or jerking at the time it is scanning the photo. I hope this helps, if it is of any help, please give me an appropriate rating, or if it solves your problem or points you in the right direction, a fixya rating would be appreciated, Thanks for the question.
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I think the scanner is the problem, have u checked for firmware updates? have u contacted tech support about this? have you checked there problem data base?

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Using my Dimage Scan Dual 4 SW with Windows 7 gives me trouble. Have konica Minolta SW ver. 1.0.0 for windows XP. It works fine on the XP computer. But I have great difficulties loading the SW on


Have you right clicked on the .exe file of windows 7 executable for the Minolta scanner to select compatibility to switch it back to xp.Have you tried to use third party twain drivers for scan software such as silverfast or vuescan instead?

Jan 24, 2015 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Hello and help. a have a new(ish) computer running 7 and have borrowed a minolta dimage scan dual III. i was able to install the software with the converter program, but it won't recognize the scanner....


; sonyscanners.inf -- Sony (Konica Minolta) Film Drivers
;
;
; Beta driver for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating
; systems for all known Sony film scanners.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=2/19/2011,3.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB and SCSI scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
"Minolta QuickScan 35" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2880___________
"Minolta Scan Dual" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2882___________
"Minolta Scan Multi" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2883___________
"Minolta Scan Speed" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2884___________
"Minolta Scan Elite" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2885___________
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 Firewire" = SBP2Scanner,SBP2\MINOLTA&DS_Elite5400&CmdSetId104d8
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB and SCSI scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
"Minolta QuickScan 35" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2880___________
"Minolta Scan Dual" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2882___________
"Minolta Scan Multi" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2883___________
"Minolta Scan Speed" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2884___________
"Minolta Scan Elite" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2885___________
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 Firewire" = SBP2Scanner,SBP2\MINOLTA&DS_Elite5400&CmdSetId104d8
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[SCSIScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SCSISection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[SCSIScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SCSISection.Services
[SBP2Scanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SBP2Section
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=2
Capabilities=0
[SBP2Scanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SBP2Section.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Sony (Konica Minolta)"
Mfg="Sony (Konica Minolta)"

Apr 04, 2011 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Konica Minolta Dimage scan dual film scanner will not connect to windows 7


It's possible there are no drivers running under W 7 for this remarkable unit and it's a shame .
If you have the W XP install disc , you could install a virtual version of W XP on your HDD .
You could also partition your HDD and install W XP on the new one .
Otherwise ... trashbin . Yes , life is hard .
Regards .

Dec 26, 2010 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Does Kainanderson's solution work with Win7 64bit


Of course it does. I'm using both a Minolta Dimage IV and Minolta Dimage Elite 5400 Mk 1 (firewire and usb). Here's my latest driver:

; sonyscanners.inf -- Sony (Konica Minolta) Film Drivers
;
;
; Beta driver for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating
; systems for all known Sony film scanners.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=2/19/2011,3.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB and SCSI scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
"Minolta QuickScan 35" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2880___________
"Minolta Scan Dual" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2882___________
"Minolta Scan Multi" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2883___________
"Minolta Scan Speed" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2884___________
"Minolta Scan Elite" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2885___________
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 Firewire" = SBP2Scanner,SBP2\MINOLTA&DS_Elite5400&CmdSetId104d8
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB and SCSI scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
"Minolta QuickScan 35" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2880___________
"Minolta Scan Dual" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2882___________
"Minolta Scan Multi" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2883___________
"Minolta Scan Speed" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2884___________
"Minolta Scan Elite" = SCSIScanner,SCSI\ScannerMINOLTA_#2885___________
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 Firewire" = SBP2Scanner,SBP2\MINOLTA&DS_Elite5400&CmdSetId104d8
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[SCSIScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SCSISection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[SCSIScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SCSISection.Services
[SBP2Scanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SBP2Section
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=2
Capabilities=0
[SBP2Scanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SBP2Section.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Sony (Konica Minolta)"
Mfg="Sony (Konica Minolta)"

May 13, 2010 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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I have been using the Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV for the last 2 months and i've scanned about 350 slides, so i know it works. however sense yesterday afternoon it hasn't been working for me. I am...


I do not have an answer for you, unfortunately, as my Dual Scan IV is doing almost the same thing....my unit will not load the 35mm film slider - when it tries to load, it makes a fairly loud clicking or ratchetting sound. This occurs each time I push the film into the unit. Have you had any replies or have you found a solution to the problem. Thanks and good luck.

Dec 09, 2009 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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DS_Dual4easy software for VISTA operating system?


1) Install the Konica Minolta XP software in Vista/Windows 7.
2) Plug in your DImage Scanner into a USB port and turn it on with the door closed. It will detect and install the original Konica Minolta Driver.
3) Create an empty folder on you harddrive (for instance go to my computer, double click on the c: drive, then right click and create a new folder named newminolta).
4) Open windows notepad and copy the following into it:

; scanners.inf -- Test Vista Minolta Film Drivers
;
;
; To remove this driver and install the original
; manufacturer's driver, go into Device Manager,
; open Imaging devices, then click on the scanner name
; with the right mouse button and choose Uninstall.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=3/12/2009,2.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- Duplicated from [Models]
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- USBScanner -------------------------
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Konica Minolta"
Mfg="Konica Minolta"

5. Now save you new notepad file in the directory you created as newminolta.inf NOT as newminolta.inf.txt or newminolta.txt (i.e. c: newminolta newminolta.inf)
6. Go to system control panel (may have to change control panel to classic view to see system).
7. Select Device Manager
8. Select Imaging Devices
9. Right click on Minolta Scan Dual IV and click on driver tab. Select Update Driver.
10. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
11. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
12. Select Have Disk
13. Browse to c: newminolta newminolta.inf and click OK
14. Click Next. Vista should now say it updated driver.
15. Run Dimage software with door closed. Wait for it to initialize and green light stops blinking.
16. Open door and insert film holder and start scanning.

Feb 10, 2008 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Feb 09, 2008 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Minolta DiMage Scan Dual IV


1) Install all of the usual Minolta software in Vista.
2) Create a new folder somewhere
3) Create a new txt file named minolta.inf and paste this into it:

; scanners.inf -- Test Vista Minolta Film Drivers
;
;
; To remove this driver and install the original
; manufacturer's driver, go into Device Manager,
; open Imaging devices, then click on the scanner name
; with the right mouse button and choose Uninstall.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=3/12/2009,2.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- Duplicated from [Models]
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- USBScanner -------------------------
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Konica Minolta"
Mfg="Konica Minolta"
4. Save file. Turn on scanner and go into device manager and update the old minolta driver with this driver. You may have to manually update it.
5. All the normal Minolta programs now work just fine. Enjoy!

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