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REPAIR of NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for 8000 and 9000 ED scanners

 

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

Shipping: TBD

Time Left: 13d 21h 16m

$155.00

Pictured above are scans from a machine with a hazy dirty mirror, and a scan after cleaning. Are you getting an error message that says "Unknown Film Holder" on Nikon Scan (or "no film inserted" message on Vuescan)? This is caused most often by a dirty primary mirror, which I can fix.Sometimes a shaft coupler breaks causing weird noises when attempting to scan, which I can fix.Sometimes the scans are all blue on NS4, which is usually caused by a very dirty mirror or sometimes bad electrical connection, which I can fix.Occasionally an 8000 or 9000 will stop being recognized by the computer, this is most always the firewire output chip on the motherboard gone bad. It costs an extra $120 to repair the motherboard (if repairable), but is worth doing since the machines are worth 800-2000 dollars.Sometimes there is an error message that says the cover is not slid down all the way. If it is down all the way, the sensor switch is broken. I can fix this with a replacement switch. These models of Nikon Coolscan scanners have a big problem with internal dust. Specifically there is a small precision metal deposit mirror located below the adapter slot. It sits at a 45 degree angle and there is little or no protection against dust. All these models haven't been made in several years and I dare say, they all have dusty dirty mirrors. They should be cleaned every few years, most have never been cleaned. There are four stages of a dusty mirror. The first stage is noticeable in that the scans are a little milky looking. reduced contrast, softened colors with a sort of glow around objects in the scan. The next stage there is a slight purple cast to the scans, which can be fixed in photoshop, but the "glow" is there too. The next stage the scans are all purple, or sometimes blueish, and sometimes yellowish green on Kodachrome. The scans can be so purple you think surely one of the scanning color LEDs is burned out, but no, its just dust. thick dust. The last stage is one where the scanner will report a hardware error. The mirror is so dirty the scanner cannot perform an autofocus. This is fixed with a cleaning of the mirror in 80-90 percent of the cases. For $160 I will inspect and test your scanner, and clean the inside, and the fragile critical primary mirror, and lubricate the guide rails and return it to you via USPS Priority. You will absolutely notice an improvement in the quality of the scans. They will be clear again, with proper contrast and color saturation, and any milky or purplish cast will be gone. I can service your unit in 2-3 days and return in same packing, unless its inadequate. You must double box!! The Post Office will accept very large boxes. Bubble wrap unit in two inches thick of bubble wrap, put in box then "float" that box in a larger one with packing p-nuts on all six sides. I get my boxes from UHaul. They have a dishsaver box (11x12x24) and for the larger one they have a dish barrel box (18x18x28) Please write and tell me the specific problem you are having and i will let you know if i can fix it. Here is my latest feedback: Brought my Nikon LS9000 scanner back from the dead -- thanks. Buyer: langhorn ( 1618) During past month REPAIR of NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for 8000 and 9000 ED scanners (#361947481505)US $160.00View ItemA++++TRANSACTION. EVERYTHING PERFECT AND THEN SOME Buyer: n246dj ( 332) During past month REPAIR of NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for 8000 and 9000 ED scanners (#222085644698) US $150.00View Item "Unbelievable quality of service, fastest turnaround ever (3 days!!!)", A+++++++++ Buyer: zaperoco ( 1829) During past month REPAIR of NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for 8000 and 9000 ED scanners (#222048414525) US $150.00CS8000 servicing resolved initialization problem - top-notch effort Buyer: hobnob123 ( 24) During past 6 months REPAIR of NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for 8000 and 9000 ED scanners (#361309928440)US $120.00 Everything went fine. Thanks Buyer: bort_commander ( 1019) During past month REPAIR of NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for 8000 and 9000 ED scanners (#221832332577)US $120.00 Can clean them and fix them too. Nikon abandoned us but we are saved :) Buyer: jazzcat622 ( 511) During past 6 months REPAIR of NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for 8000 and 9000 ED scanners (#361333484793)US $120.00"Fast service, scans come out great. Highly recommend!!" Buyer: soulf64 ( 265) Just had the second scanner cleaned. Wonderful job! Great, fast service! Buyer: soulf64 ( 275) During past month NIKON COOLSCAN Mirror Cleaning Service for IV V 4000 5000 ED scanners (#361094031664) US $85.00 by corsairwebb Sep 09, 2016 Better than sending your scanner to NikonBefore sending my Nikon 9000 to eclecticmusic101, the scans I was getting from it weren't terrible, but I was definitely having issues with reduced contrast and that brownish blooming that happens around frame edges and other high-contrast areas on color negatives. Before buying this service, my scanner wasn't ejecting the film trays properly. I had sent it to Nikon TWICE and there never fixed the problem completely. Nikon never cleaned the scanner's optics, even though I asked them to do so. On top of all that, Nikon will charge more than twice as much for their subpar service. Ever since I got my scanner back from eclecticmusic101, it scans like I just bought it--great color and contrast, no weird noises, no more stuck trays, just scanning bliss. eclecticmusic101 will keep your Nikon scanner running in top for years to come :) Sold by: nikon_coolscan by ckpicsJan 24, 2017 Absolutel Perfection Frank Philips keen understanding to repair Nikon scanners is 2nd to none. I'll keep this short and sweet. He repaired my 8000 that was badly damaged by the USPS. He repaired it in one day. Un believable. He has the experience and skills you can trust. Thanks Frank your the best Sold by: nikon_coolscan by jazzcat622 Oct 28, 2015 Repair service.....Excellent. Even Nikon wont fix their own products anymore. They say we are out of parts....... well make some more idiots! This gentleman can clean and fix these machines. Very satisfied. Sold by: nikon_coolscan by maynard1947 Jun 13, 2016 The repairs on my Nikon Coolscan "Were GREAT" The gentleman who fixed it went above and beyond!!!The BEST absolutely..... The shipping address is: Frank Phillips, 60 Elm Ave unit 8, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912. Please pack well your Coolscan 8000 or 9000, with lots of bubble and double boxing. This is a must. The faceplates are fragile and easily cracked. I will return in same packing unless it is inadequate.

  • All returns accepted: Returns Accepted
  • Item must be returned within: 14 Days
  • Refund will be given as: Money Back
  • Return shipping will be paid by: Buyer
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  • Brand: Nikon
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