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Nikon Coolscan V ED says " no scanning items - after apparent aquire/scan?

This is a desparate cry for help, as I can imagine I probably will have to pay a fortune for some repair!
I have scanned 1300 slides over 1 year with no problems at all.
But now I can preview a slide o.k. but when I scan it makes all the familiar noises and the progress bar appears, but progress bar shows a "barbers pole" effect moving across instead of a solid colour. Then it tells me "no scanning items, and the Setting Section, where the picture would appear, is blank.
When I close Settings Section - it asks "do I want to save"
Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there?
Am I in for an expensive repair, and where do I go???? I am in Stockport
Thankyou in advance of some miracle answer!
Heather

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  • Judge19 Jan 15, 2008

    MEGAN674 - I POSTED VERY MUCH THE SAME PROBLEM A COUPLE DAYS AGO. I'M HAVING TROUBLE USING THIS WEB SITE IN THAT I CAN'T FIND MY POSTING ANYMORE SO DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE HAS OFFERED HELP. THIS IS JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT THE LONE RANGER ON THIS.

  • megan674 Apr 08, 2008

    Thankyou Jackshoot,

    My scanner has actually been to Nikon & returned - serviced etc, for only £26+ still not sure what was causing problem, but your idea is worth keeping in case I get it again, Thanks again Megan674

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    My parents had the same problem. They were receiving the message "no
    scanning items". It seemed to be a software problem / bad user
    setting problem. Unfortunately, since I was offering tech support
    over the phone I'm not exactly sure how they fixed the problem. My
    best guess is that they disabled post processing settings, enabled post
    processing settings, and then changed ROC to 0.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    My parents had the same problem. They were receiving the message "noscanning items". It seemed to be a software problem / bad usersetting problem. Unfortunately, since I was offering tech supportover the phone I'm not exactly sure how they fixed the problem. Mybest guess is that they disabled post processing settings, enabled postprocessing settings, and then changed ROC to 0.

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I got the same problem. And, I followed the suggestion and reinstalled Nikon Scan to no avail. Then I noticed a small bright spot in the scan screen and I realized that I had accidentally "clicked" that screen with Selection Cursor. So, I used the Selection Cursor again, but this time I enlarged it to include the entire scan window. The problem is solved!
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Re-install the scanner software and make sure you have enough scratch disk space. This fixed my "barber pole"

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