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Nikon LS 2000 hardware problem

After a period of a few months of non-use, I turned on my LS 2000 & got the following message: "The stage locking screw is still in place. Please remove it." Needles to say, this is impossible because the screws were removed years ago & never put back in place. The unit failed the self test i.e. the green light blinks rapidly after the first few slow blinks. And it sure doesn't sound 'healthy' -- sounds like some sort of mechanical problem. Though the unit is 'vintage' it hasn't been used excessively nor abused. I'm wondering IF possibly some lubricants have gunked-up impeding the stage movement? Or is it perhaps something more fatal? It's always an issue with units like this to have them competently repaired considering the high costs... Any feed back appreciated.

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  • jambo365 Sep 15, 2008


    1. Nikon LS-2000 scanner hardware problem. Exactly the same problem as iraland. Worked perfectly, then un-used for about a year (closed to keep out dust), It squeels and primary color bars flash across color slide input slot = no preview and no scan. Is this just another stepper motor problem or is internal lubrication (dried out inside) a possible simple solution?? Thanks, Bob

  • Paul Ferrante Mar 24, 2013

    Service and repair of Nikon LS-2000 and LS-30 scanners is provided by eBay member pjferrante2. Performance is backed for 12 months. ...Very reasonably priced.

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  • Paul Ferrante Mar 24, 2013

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Common problem in which the original slide rail lubricant becomes 'gunk' and can stop back-forward and/or auto-focus motor movement. Try cleaning and lubricating with Teflon - guide provided in PDF format here:

http://www.vad1.com/photo/dirty-scanner/nikon-ls-2000-lubrication-guide.pdf

Needless to say this must be done with extreme caution and attention to detail !!

Otherwise, you may have another obstruction, or possibly a corrupted mainboard. Opening up the unit (carefully) can reveal a lot.

If the mainboard is gone, you're better off buying a second hand unit and swapping parts (a gamble which may or may not yield one working unit) - or it's time to get out the wallet and upgrade.

Flatbed scanners have made some headway in the 8-10 years since the LS-2000 appeared. If upgrading is required, consider the Epson V500 (~$200) or V700/750 (~$500) as fairly high quality multi-purpose replacements.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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