My computer does not recognize the scanner at all. In the words of “Sharknado 3” Ah Hell No! I’m glad to hear that your scanner is up and going again! I know this is an old thread, but I’m going to go ahead and bump it because I had these same questions over the past few months. Nikon scanners came with a primitive FW card which wasn’t much useful for anything else. Thanks a lot for your support.

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Nikon LS 40ED / Coolscan IV ED – for better Scans, buy SilverFast Scanner Software

This is about the 5th time I have re-started this project. This means, the user does not have to transport the filmholder from image to image by hand, but controls the feeder with SilverFast 8. If it says something about scan from file, try clicking the option to see if the scanner appears as another option.

The Archive Suite offers scanner and digital imaging software in a cost-effective package. Thanks for the responses folks.

LS 40ED / Coolscan IV ED

Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. System Requirements SilverFast 8. Hi Burnt Umber and Bob, thanks for your valuable replies. Wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.


Some selected movies about special SilverFast features can be accessed directly below. Open the Device Manager aplet in the Control Panel, and “update” the driver. Thank You for Submitting a Reply,! Will just install VueScan and give it a go.

Struggling to get my Nikon Coolscan IV ED working | Photography Forums

I have a Plustek that Maac will sell cheap as it does not run on Windows I’ll do that immediately, thank you Phil!

And, to my surprise, none of the software that I originally purchased for the works on Windows I’ll try Vuescan now or perhaps Silverfast. I ended up with a firewire to USB cable off Ebay. Forget adapters, a bit of sag on the connection and they don’t work. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site.

It has firewire ports so connection is no problem. I just had mine to him in February.

Thanks for the tip about the drivers. The firewire connection seems to be an issue.


I find that the SilverFast software not only compliments my Nikon and Umax scanners, but actually gives me more options than the original software. Maxwell Pegler 3 years ago. Actually, I needed two adapters.

Struggling to get my Nikon Coolscan IV ED working

You can download a trial of Vuescan to make sure everything is working. Vuescan will sd make NikonScan work on an Intel Mac unfortunately. It can be done – but it is trickier on Windows 8 and 10 than 7.

Share This Page Tweet. For this scanner the latest software version is SilverFast 8. I can’t speak for Mac, but with Windows it’ll run just fine under Vuescan. Buying a Win 7 pro disk off ebay was less expensive than purchasing an upgrade to Silverfast 8.

Steve, have you tried different USB cables?