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Windows 7: nikon coolscan 5000

25 Mar 2017   #1

windows 7 x64bit
nikon coolscan 5000

I have a Nikon 5000 which has been very successful in my digital imagining business, the last of our clients has had a number of slides scanned a few months ago so the scanner had sat idle.
I am now wanting to sell the scanner which I have been using with XP for many years, when I ran the Nikon software, the report back was "Nikon scan could not find an active device."

I have been looking at some excellent member posts especially from sygnus21 for a work around to use the unit on Win7, if my thoughts are correct after extensive research, there appears to be a fault with the scanner, the firmware needed for communication may have failed.

I would appreciate any insight from members, am I thinking along the right lines and if so is the scanner no longer useable or can it be recovered, the firmware appears no longer available and Nikon have not supported this scanner for some time.

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