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Stepper motor failure, it means just that or it could be the drive servo, if you can hear it running then it could well be there is something jammed or the drive belt the drives the sensor has come adfrift.

All a stepper motor is basically is the thing that drives the spindle pulley, the rotator is a magnetic disc or drum mounted inside a field coil, a complete reverse to a normal motor as we all know of... a armature mounted inside a magnet.

A stepper motor does not use brushes since the magnetic drum does the rotating in a pair of field coils.

If you could get your hands on a broken scanner, need not be the same model but certainly needs to be the same part numbers of the parts you are replacing.

Hope this helps!!

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That problem usually occurs when the ASPI Layer driver has not been installed, or when scanner operation is attempted on a 64-bit OS.

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Jponzo, have exactly the same problem, for what that's worth.

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The lubricant has become sticky and is acting more like adhesive than lubricant. This is the most common cause of malfunction in the LS-2000 and LS-30 scanners. It's a quite curable condition.

Nikon LS-2000 and LS-30 film scanner service and repair is available. Check seller pjferrante2 on eBay. Scanner performance backed for 12 months. Very reasonable price.

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Try this:

Under the menu options, there's Menu Lock. Switch it to "On". It worked for me.
My menu button wasn't working, so to access the menu, I had to hold down the arrow up button and push the arrow down button till I got to the Menu Lock Option.

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I read this forum entry and it solved my problem also:

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Hello Mike,

According to a previous post this is your answer by:

The symptoms of stepper motor failure are a loud grinding noise during scanning followed by the enlightening message:
"The scanner has reported a hardware error. The present function cannot be continued. Sense: 0x04620000"

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It depends on your operating system.
There is software for macs - but not from Nikon.

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Hold scanner at height of 2m and drop onto a hard surface!!!

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The connector is SCSI connector, this technology is still widely in use and is a standard on Macs.

You will need to buy a SCSI adapter.

You will also need to install Windows drivers.

You find drivers at the bottom of this page.

Here the adapter:


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try to browse the CD installers sir if it has the MAC driver support. But most likely there are... however, have that adaptor needed to port your SCSI to the usb. then try to install it and route the installer to the MAC's driver in CD...

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the problem is very likely with the scanner not detecting that there's a slide in there already. Try cleaning the scanner.

Nikon LS 2000... | 338 views | 1 helpful votes

Make sure you have the emulsion (image) side of the slide towards the scanner sensor. Some scanners have a special setting for film still in slide holders to correct for focus. You may need a photo edit program to help with color and density. I find no difference from 35mm to split 5x7s altho bigger is always better.

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The LS2000 is older than XP and has some fairly tight requirements to work. The recommended SCSI adapter is an Adaptec 2906, and you will probably need to backrev the ASPI layer driver files to version 4.7 (available on site). You may need to boot in Safe Mode to remove the later versions of the ASPI files before you can install the 4.7 files. You will also need to update your Nikon Scan software to version 3.1.2, available online by googling "nikon scan 3.1.2".

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