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Just bought a used Minolta 5400 II. Supposedly works fine according to seller. I have this setup on my Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo running OS X 10.5.8. The scanner will not produce any image on a scan/preview attempt. All I get is a blank white frame when trying to scan a negative - or a blank black frame when trying to scan a positive. The scanner seems to be mechanically ok - film carrier moves thru & ejects from scanner fine. I even see the LED light flashing inside the unit. I do not get any error messages - it simply will not produce an image. I have tried the most current versions of Minolta Dimage, Silverfast Ai Studio 6.6.2.r3, and also Vuescan 8.5 - all with the same results. Please help!

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Unless you solve this problem, would you think of selling the scanner i need parts to fix mine

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