I just got a replacement Nikon Coolscan 5000 scanner (the old one broke) and the quality of the repalcement is not good. The pictures come in very grey and the color gets washed out. Anyone ever seen this?
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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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
I do not believe Nikon made drivers specifically for Vista, but you can use the solution here to make your own driver "inf" file and install some that will work anyway. Please read this and carefully follow the directions. If you are using 32 bit, use the 32 bit drivers. If 64 bit, then 64 bit drivers, when creating the new inf.
I think the scanner may have got confused and be expecting another adaptor to be connected. If you slot in the single slide adaptor, wait until all the scan functions become active on-screen, then remove that and insert the SF-210, you might find it works OK.