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Re: filmscanners: Minolta Dual II banding

Sadly, I suspect you are right about each PC being its own DNA code (to 
paraphrase), and we all know what percentage of success doctors run.

It is obvious to most of us who use the equipment that this system of 
everyone writing their own software, changing libraries, and confounding 
hardware and firmware codes, and parameters, isn't making life any 
easier.  As much as I used to complain about limited market options (and 
therefore large costs) for Amiga peripherals and software (and I suppose 
this is also true of Apple) there is something to be said for a 
controlled environment, especially if the software is going to be 

Seems to me, something is going to have to give eventually, or the 
frustration levels, not only of users, but even of manufacturers and 
service providers, is going to become unbearable.


Ramesh Kumar_C wrote:

> Hi
>       I too have Minolta Dual II scanner. Before buying, I was really
> confident about this model but not now.
> My scanner gives "Holder not set properly" error and stops scanning until
> you reinstall the software or reboot the PC(I got this within 2 weeks of its
> purchase).
> I sent the scanner to Minolta for repairing. Minolta said it is not able to
> reproduce the problem and returned it back. 
> It was just waste of shipping charges and cell-phone-minutes (I waited a lot
> to speak to Minolta support on their 1-800 number).
> I do not blame Minolta for this because, this problem may happen only on my
> PC.(As a software guy I have experienced such cases)
> The software/hardware companies have really complicated the world with thier
> own standards; it is not surprising if each PC has 
> its own unique finger print.
> Thanks
> Ramesh
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vladislav Jurco [mailto:vjurco@atlas.cz]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 3:05 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Minolta Dual II banding
>> ART wrote
>> Obviously, this is disconcerting.  One thing I am wondering about,
>> without trying to make excuses (I have been suggesting this model to
>> people based upon the reports I have heard until recently)... what is
>> the voltage your part of the world......
>> .....Did your dealer indicate the defect you experienced is a common
> problem?
>>  Could it be your home voltage is too high relative to "normal"?  Since
>> it is USB poorly regulated computer power supplies could also be at
>> fault, but I''m mainly thinking of the power supply of the unit itself.
> Hi Art
> Central Europe - 220 V/50 cycles.
> My dealer only sells (I-shop). Local Minolta people wondered what is
> happening. Minolta USA did not respond. Either they know but do not want to
> admit, or they do not know which is maybe even worse. On Nikon forum where
> you can sometimes catch scanner demand line were at least two claims about
> green banding and returned Dual II.
> I want to underline - both scanners were tested on two different computers
> in totally different environmnent to exclude the computer fault.
> regards
> Vlad
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