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Nikon 8000 film scanner problem

Nikon 8000 film scanner accepts film holder but doesn't go all the way in.
vuescan says no film inserted

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  • dbendo Jul 04, 2008

    nikon 8000 film scanner
    accepts film holder but doesn't go all the way in.

    vuescan says no film inserted

  • davidmiller4 Oct 22, 2008

    None of the film trays will slide into the scanner.  I can push and pull, but they just won't be accepted any more.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I've the same problem. It seems that the scanner make some sort of calibration without the film holders, but it should make the calibration with the film holders inside. A sort of reverse behaviour.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    When I power on the scanner I can hear the it mechanically moving internally but the holder is not taken into the scanner and the software says "insert film into scanner".



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I If you use nikon scan you get a different error warning Update nikon scan and also gdiplus.ddll update from thre nikon web site. It worked for me. 

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