Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your own personal message: Thanks everyone for your help! Search “force Windows to install the unsigned driver” – useful for Windows 8 and 10 installations. Plug in and turn on the scanner. What is the Mac equivalent of device manager in Windows? The infrared cleaning, according to most people isn’t as good as the ICE implementation in NikonScan, but it’s definitely better than it used to be.

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I got my hands on a PC that is a little older maybe 5 yearsreformatted the hard drive, installed Windows Amc pro, installed the Nikon Scan disk that came with the scanner NikonScan 3 and the PC still refused to recognize the scanner. When turned on it runs it’s normal POST test and the green light comes on steady like it always has.

LS 40ED / Coolscan IV ED

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I use it on more than one Mac with a coolscan V and it works great. I hear that it may not be as simple as buying a firewire to USB adapter.

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The Nikon software is perfect. Forums, general FAQs, actual system requirements and contact to coolsscan support team. You must log in or sign up to reply here. VueScan recognizes my all-in-one printer and flatbed scanner in the source box without issue but does not see the Nikon. Burnt Umber 3 years ago.


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Wouldn’t have been coklscan to do it without you. It did quite well detecting once I had a properly working scanner – in another thread I noted my max wasn’t picking up defectsbut the artifacts it left fd almost as ugly or worse than leaving the defects in place. Advertisements or commercial links. I trust that the adapters or USB will work, let’s see The new Win7 drivers look for handshakes that never happen with hardware.

I’ve tried both Silverfast and VueScan to no avail. VueScan is not so clear. I really don’t want to buy another old computer with firewire as I don’t have a place to put it, and am not certain at the end of the day it will be worth it.

Struggling to get my Nikon Coolscan IV ED working

Login or create an account to post a review. Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your coolscan review. Nikon support tells me that if the scanner passes the POST it is not likely a problem with the scanner.


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This problem can be addressed by using firmware version 1. Steve, so does mine, but if what I have been told is accurate the firewire card plugs into a tower setup which I sd longer haveand the usb plugs into that.

Nikon scanners came with a primitive FW card which wasn’t much useful for anything else. If you still have 7, you should be able to find these drivers. What’s more, it offers high-speed scanning approx.

Are you using an adapter? Vuescan is very capable.

For this scanner the latest software version is SilverFast 8. By no means knowledgeable in this area, so the thing has been sitting for a good while.

My Coolscan and my Hasselblad had been lying around for years collecting dust. Maybe for the european market, or something Discussion in ‘ Digital Darkroom ‘ started by sfbaker69Mar 28, Actually, I needed two adapters.

The results from dd SilverFast product are exceptional.