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    - 1 - User ’ s Manual 35mm Film Scanner COOLSCAN II Standard Model and Internal-Mount Model Contents 1. Overview 1.1 Features 1.2 Operating Environment for Standar d Model 2. Before Operation 2.1 Inspection 2.2 Components 2.3 Notes on Use 2.4 Cleaning the Unit 3. Parts Identification 3.1 Main Unit 3.2 Status Display LED 3.3 Strip Film Holder FH-2[...]

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    - 2 - 5. Setting Up the Internal-mount Model 5.1 Before Installing 5.2 Installing the Internal-mount Model 5.3 Setting the SCSI ID 5.4 T erminating the SCSI Chain 5.5 SCSI Cables Used with Internal Scanners 5.6 Connecting to the Computer SCSI 5.7 Setting Up a SCSI Chain with the Scanner 6. Operation 6.1 T urning on the Power 6.2 Film Insertion 7. T[...]

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    - 3 - Cautions • The reproduction of all or part of this manual without our permission is prohibited. • The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. • We have made every effort to produce a perfect manual, but should you find any mistakes, we would be grateful if you would kindly let us know. • We shall take[...]

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    - 4 - F ederal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio F r equency Interfer ence Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This eq[...]

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    - 5 - Cautions for Saf ety In order to use the COOLSCAN II safely and correctly, and to prevent problems, pay careful attention to the following points: • Use an AC power supply of 50/60Hz and a voltage of from 100V–240V. Be sure to use a power cord rated for the appropriate voltage. At voltages of more than AC 125V: use a power cord that compl[...]

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    - 6 - • When plugging in or unplugging the power cord, be sure to touch only the plug. • Do not extend the power cord of the product, as this may cause malfunction. This can cause breakage and failure. • Do not connect or remove peripheral equipment while the power switch is on. This can cause breakage and failure. • Do not unplug the power[...]

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    - 7 - • Avoid harsh substances such as alcohol, benzine, thinner, or pesticides, as failure, fire, and/or an electrical shock may result. • Do not subject the unit to any strong shocks. This can cause breakage and failure. • Do not place heavy objects on the unit.[...]

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    - 8 - • Do not pull or bend the SCSI cable. This can cause the cable to malfunction. 5 If Y ou Notice An ything Abnormal If unusual noise, odor or smoke occurs, switch the Unit off immediately and disconnect the power cord and the SCSI cable. Contact your retailer or Nikon sales representative in your country.[...]

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    - 9 - Storag e and Operating Locations Proper storage will ensure the long life of the Unit. In order to avoid internal dust while being stored, it is recommended that an appropriate cover be used on the Unit. Do not store or use where: • The temperature is above 95 ° F (35 ° C) or below 50 ° F (10 ° C), the temperature changes drastically, o[...]

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    - 10 - • The Unit may be subjected to excessive vibration. • The Unit is placed on tilted surface. • The Unit is exposed to electrical noise and interference from other equipment nearby. Leave sufficient space around the unit to ensure that the ventilation slots are not blocked. Blocking these slots may cause an internal heat build-up. Place [...]

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    - 11 - Cautions for Operation • Don't carry the Unit or film while scanning. This can cause breakage and failure. • When moving the scanning stage, don't touch or unmount the film holder. This can cause breakage and failure. • Don't use a slide mount more than 3mm thick. If the slide mount surface is not smooth, you may feel so[...]

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    - 12 - Notice concerning pr ohibition of cop ying or repr oduction Note that simply being in possession of material which has been copied or reproduced by means of a scanner may be punishable by law. • Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds, or local govern[...]

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    - 13 - 1. Ov er view Thank you for purchasing the Nikon 35mm Film Scanner COOLSCAN II. This manual describes the procedures for unpacking, setting up, and connecting the scanner, with emphasis on hardware use and precautions. Please read the sections appropriate for the scanner you are using, to ensure proper operation. For an explanation of how to[...]

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    - 14 - 1.2 Operating En vir onment for Standard Model Leave extra space around and above the unit to ensure smooth operation. Please refer to the drawings below for the amount of space to be provided. If possible, place a suitable cover over the unit to avoid dust accumulating when it is not being used. For vertical installation For horizontal inst[...]

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    - 15 - 2. Bef ore Operation 2.1 Inspection Inspect the package to see whether any damage has occurred during shipment. If there is any damage to the package, please contact your retailer directly and do not unpack the unit. 2.2 Components When you open the package, check whether all the items are present. If there are any missing items, please cont[...]

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    - 16 - Internal-mount Model The following items are included with your COOLSCAN II Internal-mount model package. Guide rail (1) Main Body (1) SCSI 50-pin flat cable (1) FH-2 Strip Film Holder (1) Internal Power Cable (1) Terminator (1) User’s manual(s) Software disk(s)[...]

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    - 17 - 2.3 Notes on Use • Don’t use a slide mount neither less than 1.1mm nor more than 3.0mm thick. If the slide mount is not flat on its surface, you may feel some roughness when mounting or unmounting the slide. • Don’t force the slide-mount or strip film holder into or out of the unit if it does not move smoothly. • When scanning film[...]

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    - 18 - 3. P ar ts Identification 3.1 Main Unit Standard Model SCSI Connectors: For SCSI cable connection. No difference between IN and OUT. SCSI ID switch: Sets the SCSI ID number. Numbers 0 to 7 are shown and valid. AC Inlet: Connect to the AC power source with the power cord provided. Film Slot: The film holder is inserted here. Status display LE[...]

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    - 19 - Internal-mount Model Film Slot: The film holder is inserted here. Status display LED: Shows the scanner status. SCSI Connector: For SCSI connection. Configuration DIP switch: Sets the SCSI ID number. Power Connector: Connect to the power source. Film Slot Status display LED Power Connector SCSI Connector Configuration DIP switch[...]

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    - 20 - 3.2 Status Displa y LED The display LED is located on the front panel and shows the scanner status. Steady illumination: Lights when power is supplied (READY status). Blinking (about once every 1.5 seconds): Blinks slowly during operation (BUSY status). Also blinks when the power is switched on and during initialization. Fast blinking (about[...]

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    - 21 - 4. Setting Up the Standar d Model 4.1 Bef ore Connection Before connecting the cables, confirm that all devices, including the computer system and the COOLSCAN II, are turned off. For an IBM PC/AT or compatible in which a SCSI board has not been installed, install a SCSI board as explained in the manual supplied with the board. Note: Make su[...]

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    - 22 - 4.2 Connecting the P o w er Cord Before connecting the power cord, confirm that the unit’s power switch is in the off position. Insert the female end of the supplied power cord into the AC inlet located on the rear panel, then insert the plug into the AC power outlet. 5 Remarks • The power source must be grounded. • If possible, try to[...]

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    - 23 - 4.3 Connecting the SCSI Cable Before connecting the SCSI cable, confirm that all SCSI devices, including the computer system, have been turned off. Connect the unit to the computer using the SCSI cable. After attaching the connector, be sure to lock it in place. You can connect the SCSI cable to either of the SCSI connectors on the rear pane[...]

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    - 24 - SCSI Chain Connection with Other De vices If Scanner is connected at the end of the SCSI chain: • Connect the 50-pin full pitch connector of the SCSI cable to the SCSI connector located on the rear panel of the unit, and insert the other end to the SCSI connector of other SCSI device. • Connect the supplied terminator (terminal resistanc[...]

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    - 25 - Remarks • The maximum number of SCSI devices that can be connected to one computer is eight including the CPU. When using with a host computer with a built-in SCSI hard disk or built-in CD-ROM, note that SCSI ID numbers have been pre-assigned for the host CPU and the SCSI devices. • The SCSI cable must not be extended beyond a total leng[...]

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    - 26 - 4.4 Setting the SCSI ID The SCSI ID for the COOLSCAN II is set at “5” when the unit is shipped. If other SCSI devices are connected to your computer, make sure that the SCSI ID for the COOLSCAN II is different from those assigned to other SCSI devices. Note that in the case of a host computer which has a built-in SCSI hard disk or built-[...]

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    - 27 - 5. Setting Up the Internal-mount Model The internal-mount scanner is easy to install, following the procedure described below. 5.1 Befor e Installing The internal-mount scanner is shown below. Note that the front of the internal-mount model is identical to that of the standard model. F r ont panel The front of the scanner includes the film s[...]

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    - 28 - Both sides of the internal-mount scanner are identical as shown below. Note the set of two tapped holes on each side. One set of holes on each side of the scanner will be used for the rails as shown in this figure. 5.2 Installing the Internal-mount Model To install the internal-mount scanner, first screw the guide rails provided with the sca[...]

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    - 29 - Installing the guide rails Different computers have their own special requirements for mounting devices in an internal drive bay. In most cases, a pair of guide rails are screwed to the sides of the scanner to enable it to be slid into the drive bay. These guide rails are also used to lock the scanner in place. The computer driv e ba ys In o[...]

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    - 30 - The computer drive bay has one or two metal stops screwed into the tapped holes on the sides of each half-height drive slot. These should be loosened to allow them to either be removed or to hang freely so they do not block the drive bay receptacles for the guide rails. These will be repositioned after the scanner is installed to lock the sc[...]

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    - 31 - Installing the internal-mount scanner in the driv e ba y Step 1—Connect the SCSI cable to the scanner Connect one end of the flat 50-pin SCSI cable to the 50-pin SCSI connector on the rear of the internal-mount scanner as shown below. Insure that Pin 1 of the cable is aligned with Pin 1 of the scanner. The connectors on both the scanner an[...]

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    - 32 - Step 4—Feed the computer power connector Feed the computer power 4-pin connector, through the drive bay from the inside as far as it will extend out through the drive bay. Connect the cords with each 12V DC or 5V DC connector. Note: When you establish a ground, connect a grounding cable (not provided) to the GND screw. Step 5—Slide the s[...]

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    - 33 - Step 6—Connect the power connector Connect the 4-pin power connector of the computer to the 4- pin power connector of the scanner. Note that both connectors are keyed so that one side of the connector is beveled. Be careful to insure that the beveled edges are properly aligned. Under certain circumstances, it is possible to force the conne[...]

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    - 34 - Determining which ID to use If the scanner is the only SCSI device that will be connected to the SCSI bus, there is no need to change the SCSI ID from the preset value. If the scanner must share the SCSI bus with one or more other peripherals, it is necessary to insure that no two peripherals have the same ID. Create a list of SCSI periphera[...]

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    - 35 - Setting the SCSI ID on the Internal Scanner The SCSI ID is set by a set of DIP switches on the back of the internal-mount scanner as shown below. In most cases, these DIP switches will not be changed. If it is necessary to change the default SCSI ID, change the position of the DIP switches to the proper SCSI ID. Refer to Table 5.2 for the pr[...]

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    - 36 - 5.4 T erminating the SCSI Chain The SCSI chain is an electrical bus connecting two or more devices. It is critical that this bus be correctly terminated for the SCSI peripherals to work properly. Termination is an electronics term that applies to the impedance found at both ends of the bus. The electrical signals on the SCSI bus are changing[...]

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    - 37 - Remarks • When connecting the terminator to the scanner, insert it straight, and correctly aligned with the locator key, taking care not to bend the pins. • When removing the terminator from the scanner, pull it straight out, taking care not to bend the pins. If there is not enough space to connect the terminator directory to the LS-20, [...]

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    - 38 - 5.6 Connecting to the Computer SCSI The SCSI port on the computer is a connector located either inside the computer or on the rear panel of the computer. There are three basic types of SCSI connectors dealt with in this manual: the 50-pin internal connector, standard 25-pin DB25 type connector, and 50-pin external Centronics connector. Warni[...]

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    - 39 - Care must be exercised when inserting and removing these 50- pin connectors. The connecting pins are rather fragile. Follow the rules below when handling these connectors. 1. Never force the connector in and out. 2. Make sure that the connectors are properly aligned before inserting. 3. Do not remove a connector from the socket by pulling on[...]

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    - 40 - Typically, the scanner will be the only peripheral on the internal SCSI bus. If this is the case, the 50-pin cable provided will work. In some cases, the scanner will not be the only peripheral on the internal SCSI bus. When this occurs, the SCSI cable provided will not work. A special cable with a connector stamped in the center of the cabl[...]

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    - 41 - 6. Operation 6.1 T urning on the P o w er Turn the COOLSCAN II on first, the other SCSI devices next, and the host computer last. If your scanner is the internal- mount model, you need not turn the COOLSCAN II on. After turning the power on, the LED will begin to blink to indicate scanner initialization. The scanner is self-calibrating. A ca[...]

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    - 42 - 6.2 Film Inser tion The COOLSCAN II can scan different types of 35mm positive/ negative monochrome/color images. In addition, it can scan a film strip of up to 6 frames or single film ‘chips’. Inser tion of Mounted slides The COOLSCAN II can scan mounted slides as they are. • Confirm that the thickness of the mounted slides to be scann[...]

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    - 43 - The standard orientation of a mounted portrait or landscape slide is shown below. If the top and bottom are reversed, the image can be flipped using software. Orientation of a portrait slide Orientation of a landscape slide[...]

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    - 44 - Inser tion of Film Strip Insert the film strip into the attached film holder FH-2, and then insert the holder into the film slot of the front panel of the unit. Step 1 Remove the cover latch and open the upper holder. Be sure the word Nikon, printed on the adaptor cover of the upper holder is facing upward. Step 2 Place the film strip on the[...]

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    - 45 - Step 3 Align each image of the strip film with an aperture in the lower holder. Step 4 Close the upper holder, aligning both ends of the upper holder and the lower holder. Fasten the latches at both ends of the holder after securing the adaptor cover and fastening the cover latch. Cover latch Holder latch Holder latch[...]

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    - 46 - Step 5 Align the image to be read with either of the two apertures in the silver-colored adaptor frame. Insert the film holder in the film slot of the front panel in the scanner , with placing the aperture through which the image is to be read toward the slot. The film holder can be inserted into the COOLSCAN II from either end. Decide the i[...]

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    - 47 - Step 6 Insert the film holder until it touches the back of the stage and is aligned with the edge of film slot, as shown. Remarks • Do not force the film holder into the scanner. • Though the film holder is made of plastic, it will be damaged if film is forced into it. • Remove dust on the film or film holder with a blower or photograp[...]

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    - 48 - 7. T r oubleshooting If something unusual should occur, please check the following items before you conclude that there is a unit failure. For more details, refer to the Troubleshooting section of the software manual. Scanner cannot turned on. • Is the Power cord connected? Connect the Power cord. • Is the power switch turned on? Turn th[...]

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    - 49 - Appendix: Specifications Reading system/Optics Film type: 35mm film (color or monochrome, negative or positive) Reading resolution: 2,592 x 3,888 pixels Reading area: 24.3 x 36.5mm Effective area: 23.4 x 35.4mm (with strip film holder) Light source: RGB 3-color LED Film holder: No holder needed for mounted slides. Strip film holder FH-2 for [...]

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    - 50 - Others Power requirements: Standard model: AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz, 0.3 - 0.2A Internal-mount model: DC 5V, 1.5A, DC 12V, 1.2A Panel indicators: READY, BUSY and ERROR states indicated by LED Temperature: 50˚F – 95˚F (10˚C – 35˚C) Humidity: 20% – 85% (with no condensation) Dimensions: Standard model: 6.0 (W) x 10.5 (D) x 2.5 (H) inch[...]

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    - 51 - Index A AC inlet 18 Adaptor cover 44 Adaptor snap 20 B Before use 15 C Cleaning the unit 17 Components 15 Configuration DIP switch 19 Connecting the power cord 22 Connecting the SCSI cable 23 Connecting to external SCSI 38 Connecting to internal SCSI 38 D Display LED 20 Drive bay 29 installing scanner in 30 F Film, inserting 42 Film slot 18,[...]

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    - 52 - ERKLÄRUNG ÜBER EG-NORMENGERECHTHEIT Wir Name: Nikon UK Limited Anschrift: Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 5PR, UK erklären hiermit, daß das folgende Produkt Produktbezeichnung: Nikon 35mm Filmscanner LS-20E/LS-20I Name des Herstellers: Nikon Corporation Anschrift des Herstellers: Fuji Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, [...]