I have just experienced a problem with my scanner. I recieve a message stating the staging screw needs to be removed. The screw is not installed and the scanner ran fine a day ago. Nikon no longer supports the older model. What is your advice? Is there a company that will service it?
I had the same problem. You must remove the cover on the scanner. The reading unit shuld be moving on two metalleaders. It was the oil on them that was dry so i had some oil on and helpt it moving with my finger. Now its working again!
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I had the same problem with coolscan LS 50 ed, but the chromatic dominant was blue instead. What you have to do is to perform a p.o.s.t. procedure: 1) swith off the scanner and unplug it from the PC; 2) switch off the PC; 3) remove the film-holder from the scanner; 4) switch on the scanner; 6) plug it back to the PC; 7) switch on the PC; 8) insert the slide/film holder. It should work now...
If your macbook doesn't have the correct SCSI card (SCSI II - d-sub mini 50 pin x2 connector) installed, you aren't going to be able to do this. You will need to find this SCSI card and install it in a computer that will accept it.
I read and would like to thank, the person who mentioned this as a solution. It was stated that if you have more than one firewire on your computer, when you open the Nikon, both signals, or whatever happens in computerland, don't connect. Upon removing the drive in the other firewire, Nikon clicks in everytime. Answer: have only ONE active firewire at a time. You may need to unplug the cable to the scanner and reconnect. But that's it. I've not had any problems since