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I am trying to connect the scanner to either a eMac, iMac or G5.  The scanner was purchased about 7 years ago at that time it was connected to a Gateway PC. The PC doesn't work anymore.  I have attempted loading the orginal software in these machines.  And I have tried on the G5 (as administrator) downloading the software from the Nikon website. I have even checked the continuity of the 6 wire firewire cable and it appears ok. (twisted pair 3/4 switch to 5/6 and 5/6 switch to 3/4 and 1 and 2 are continuous.) When I look at the system profiler on the eMac and the iMac, the firewire does not show any devices present.
I would appreciate any help you could give me. Steve Crawshaw Department of Physics and Astronomy University of AR-Little Rock
I did attempt to send this yesterday:  When I tried to log on just now, I received the message of a bad password/when I tried to get a new password I got the message of invalid e-mail address.  So if you see this message twice that is why.  Thank you

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Re: Nikon super coolscan 4000ed

Did you actualizaed the firmware to 1.1 before to use the nikon scan 4.02? It seems you have to use the 3.0 &+ version to upgrade the firmware. I am on macbook intel and no pbms except the ejecting fonctions works bad and i am trying to solve it. Happy new year anyway...

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