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Cannot find film

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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I looked on canon's website and cannot find that specific error. Try this website for general troubleshooting information:


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