Question about Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Film Scanner (35 mm)

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Nikon super coolscan 4000ed

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 sacrawshaw@ualr.edu
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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  • steve c1 Jan 10, 2008

    The solution sounded real good, I was ready for it to work.


    I updated the OSX machine in administrator/root to Nikon Scan 3.1.4:  I got the "ran installer sucessfuly.
    Then with the downloaded firmware LS4000fw11_osX.sit ready, it extracted when I clicked on LS4000fw11_osx and went through the Software License Agreement.
    Of course, power on and checked cable, Bad news.  The dialogue box said, "No Super Coolscan 4000ED connected"
    Thanks for everyones help

  • steve c1 Jan 11, 2008

    I have tried the system profiler and the mac's don't see anything on the firewire bus.  I am about to try another cable, just in case my continuity test didn't find the error:  Hope springs eternal.

  • rockisland Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem - but I am using a PowerPC mac mini. Scanner does not show up in the System Profiler (under Firewire)

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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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  • cyril888 Jan 10, 2008

    it seems I get better results directly from photoshop´s nikon plug-in. Maybe it works for you.
    Have you checked the system profiler ("more info" button when "about this mac" is called from the blue apple in main menu)
    to be sure the firewire connection is detected by the mac?

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