Question about Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Film Scanner

# Without changing any of my settings, my Coolscan 5000 has suddenly become very slow (10 minutes + per image, up from around 1 or 2 minutes). Does anyone have any idea why this might have happened and what can be done about it?

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You apparently updated your Mac and the update does not work with your Scan-software.Uninstall the software and remove everything that has to do with the scanner --- and reinstall the scan software.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

I'll hazard a guess that you are trying to run these things off of a single household electrical circuit and want to avoid an overload. In that case, the best way is to determine how many Watts each device uses. That information can either be found on the back/bottom of the unit, or on the AC adaptor that came with it. In the latter case, use the "input power" value.

Once you know the wattage, divide by the input voltage - 120 Volts in the US, 100 Volts in Japan, or 240 Volts in Europe, Australia, and much of Asia.

For example...the info on the bottom of my boombox indicates 120V at 16W...

Watts / Volts = Amps
18W / 120V = 0.15A

In another example, my laptop power supply has the following info...

120V-240V @ 160W input
15.4V @ 145W output

I use 120 Volts here so the math goes...

160W / 120V = 1.333A

Note that the output values are not used.

If I want to know how much current the devices use together, I merely add them...

Boombox Amps + Laptop Amps = Total Amps

0.15A + 1.333A = 1.483A

I hope this helps !

Marco

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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### Computer does not recognize SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED

this could be driver related
click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver

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Oct 30, 2011 | Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Film Scanner

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### Nikon Coolscan Slide Feeder Jam Solution Do you find your older slides,...

Nikon Coolscan Slide Feeder Jam Solution

Do you find your older slides, cardboard slides, or irregular slides jam in the Nikon SF-210 Slide Feeder for your Nikon CoolScan 5000?

Try this solution:

Take a AAA battery and place it in rear, left side of the slide feeding tray as pictured below:

The slides will fan out nicely, and your Nikon CoolScan will no longer try to load more than one at a time. Instead it will load them one at a time, 50 per tray, and you can actually walk away from it and let it do its job, just the way you intended to when you bought the SF-210 slide feeder attachment!

I hope that helps.

on Apr 09, 2010 | Nikon Inc Coolscan 5000

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### Fix that Jamming Slide in your Nikon CoolScan 5000ED / SF-210 Slide Feeder

I balked when someone whispered this tip to me; the thought of putting foreign objects into my Nikon CoolScan 5000ED slide scanner with its SF-210 slide feeder seemed asking for trouble.

After about a thousand slides worth of experience, and many batches that seemed to jam every other slide, I gave it a try and boy did it do the trick.

The SF-210 slide feeder works flawlessly with newer, thicker, plastic slide mounts, but if you are archiving and digitizing older, cardboard slides like I am then here's what wasn't printed in the CoolScan user's manual:

Take a AAA battery and place it in rear, left side of the slide feeding tray as pictured below.

The slides will fan out nicely, and your Nikon CoolScan will no longer try to load more than one at a time. Instead it will load them one at a time, 50 per tray, and you can actually walk away from it and let it do its job, just the way you intended to when you bought the SF-210 slide feeder attachment!

I hope that helps.

on Dec 04, 2009 | Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Film Scanner

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I inserted my negative holder in backwards on my Nikon 5000 35 mm scanner. Then I could get the last (5th) slide scanned. But I can not get the scanner to work on my new IMac because of no working driver. Silver Fast has no drivers for the Nikon 5000

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### Compatibility with more recent Apple Mac computers

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/software/index.htm

You could use virtual box ( unless you want to purchase vmware fusion or parallels ) to run windows or you could use boot camp on one of or both of the macs to run the software

May 17, 2009 | Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Film Scanner

### Unsharp scans

Sometimes this is caused by scanning a Kodachrome or thick emulsion slide on the "Positive" setting. Set it to Kodachrome and try again.

Sometimes this is caused by dust on the reflector mirror. I know it was a big problem here.
Ifyour scanner is under warranty, you can ship it in to have itcleaned to their service center, or if not, you can give it a shot yourself. Iwould only do this if you are a mechanically inclined person and arewilling to do it RIGHT. Here's a link to instructions:
http://www.pearsonimaging.com/articles/howto/ls5000cleaning.html
Irecommend reading through it at least once before beginning, and makesure you've got the materials you need on hand as well as a cleanworkspace. It worked on our machines. I give them a once over every so often to keep them sharp.

Bryan Clark
Slide Scanning Specialists

Mar 27, 2009 | Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED Film Scanner

### Need driver for Nikon super coolscan LS 5000 ED

Go to Nikon's official website, then search for support. You'll be able to download all the drivers and Nikon Scan software. Hope this helps.

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### Scanning monochrome negatives on Coolscan 5000ED

Your killing yourself how big are you going to print this!!! Are you using Vuescan or silverfast for scanning or Nikons util? Stay away from Nikons utility! 2x sample is plenty and turn off ICE for monochrome (it makes a mess of things) but 16 bit yes until you print then go down to 8 after you resize for final print.
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### Grey scanning color

Did you remove the previous driver/software from the other scanner? I suppose you have already tried uninstall/reinstall driver/software, Likely you should have the updated firmware if this is a current scanner. Also, you may want to try importing the scanner source from a different imaging program to see if it has to do with the manufacture software.

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