I am trying to scan hundreds of kodak slides. Recently the 8400f began to give me an error messasge "cannot find film". For a while I could fix this by delecting and reinstalling the software. Now nothing I can think off works.
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'Tain't necessary. And not getting the part can be an improvement. I cut out a cardboard template that allows me to scan 10 slides rather than the 4 of Canon's official slide adapter.
All the Canon part does is position them precisely so cropping and rotation are automatic. With Photoshop skills (File ' Automate), you can do the same yourself for whatever size. I ended up doing Brownie, 35, and 126 (gasp!) also.
For extra credit, make your adapter(s) out of genuine plastic rather than whatever cereal box you have lying around.
To scan film, you'll need to first remove the white cover on the underside of the scanner lid. That is where the backlight is. Also, you must be using the ScanGear driver and NOT the WIA driver. The WIA driver does not support film scanning. Locate your film guides. These are the templates that will hold the film and are placed on the scanner glass to be scanned. Lastly, there should be a Select Source option in the scanner driver that allows you to select Film as the source.