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Old 09-06-2018, 09:53 PM   #8
Curious.George
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Default Re: Cap. plague in Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400?

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Originally Posted by philpem View Post
Hi guys,
I'm trying to fix a Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 film scanner. When powered up, the light blinks slowly (as it should), the software can see it, but as soon as it tries to start the "startup dance" (i.e. pull the mechanism into a sane starting position), the light turns either solid on or solid off, the PC software locks solid, and... well... that's it. You can unplug the scanner (USB or power) and the PC software will suddenly spring back to life and whimper about the scanner being unplugged, but that's it.
Perhaps the obvious (but you haven't stated that you've already ruled it out):

Have you tried installing the software on ANOTHER computer (in case the computer that is hosting it, currently, is terribly hosed) and verifying the EXACT same behavior?

Does the scanner support another interface (e.g., mine support SCSI, as well) that you could exercise to determine if the behavior is in the mechanism/controller?
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