Question about Nikon CoolScan Office Equipment & Supplies
My Nikon CoolScan III[LS30] is not ready I am told, please insert film, but it will not accept the film and when I insert a slide I am still told that it is not ready and to insert film.. Any ideas as to what is wrong. Everything was working fine before.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I had the same problem. You must remove the cover on the scanner. The reading unit shuld be moving on two metalleaders. It was the oil on them that was dry so i had some oil on and helpt it moving with my finger. Now its working again!
Good luck! Bjarne
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
Thanks, but yes, I was inserting it correctly. Turns out I had actually purchased 2 defective carriers in a row! I finally got a good one and all is well.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
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Well not a complete solution but. . . It will help.
1st Digital Ice will screw up when trying to use it's infrared on Kodakrome so either don't use it or better yet don't use Nikons scanner utils. I use both Silverfast and Vuescan and will never look back yes they both solved this but the real issue is inside but do download a trial of vuescan before you go any further.
Your problem might be a cleaning of the mirror since mounted slides might "curve" in the frame differently and accentuate this issue. Look at this site I clean mine once every 6000 scans which works out to about once or twice a month.
I also recommend (a must do) is run your scanner on its side if you own a sf-210 feeder you already are so look at how this unit attaches on nikon's site or in your manual and do it. This way the guts are on their side (mirror not lying almost flat for all the dust to fall onto it).
Good Luck Morphoto.ca
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
If your macbook doesn't have the correct SCSI card (SCSI II - d-sub mini 50 pin x2 connector) installed, you aren't going to be able to do this. You will need to find this SCSI card and install it in a computer that will accept it.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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