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Nikon Coolscan V ED??? Insert either FH -3 strip film holder

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Nikon Coolscan V ED??? Insert either FH -3 strip film holder or SA-21 and the info box for VueScan pops up Scanner Not Ready Insert Film into Scanner. Turn scanner off then back on hear gears turn green light blinks then steady green--but still VueScan box ask me to insert film. SA-21 does not engage or feed film at all. FH-3 with negative in place is not recognized. All worked before, but moved and has been 6 months since last used.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 8 months ago.

Hi Pete,

Welcome to JustAnswer!

If The VueScan software is giving you this error, try using NikonScan instead and let me know if it work for you:

Kindly rate my service 5 stars at the top of your question page if my answer worked so I am rewarded for my time; otherwise please reply back if you need further assistance.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Sorry my operating 10.5 Yosemite system does not support the Nikon software. Pretty sure it is not a software problem. VueScan works better than the Nikon software anyways.
Expert:  Pete replied 8 months ago.

If it doesn't work with any other software then it is indeed a hardware fault and it can be returned to Nikon for servicing:

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Sorry Pete But you weren't much help. Nikon chatmate don't know much about this either. What happens to my 24 bucks?
Expert:  Pete replied 8 months ago.

I am a user of this site just like you. I have nothing to do with the billing or accounts, however I understand that you pay a deposit to the site when you ask your question. I have been paid nothing and your deposit remains in your JustAnswer account.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok good luck.
Expert:  Pete replied 8 months ago.

Ok, enjoy your weekend :)