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Jens Peter Randt

Gpa 23 Or Ple 23 Broken ? Ever Seens This Image Error ? Fuji Sp 3000

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hi guys i have weired image error


its always on the same spot (place) and happens every two images (sometimes more)


so if it is on frame 2 4 6 8 ....


i can reverse the film (scan from last to first image)


then the error is on frame 1 3 5 7 ....


i could get away with it and just scan 2 times but sometime the error is on even more frames


it wont change with resolution  ...  phattern stays the same ... same place



any clues ?


do i need a gpa 23 ? (who has one)


do i need a gle 23 ? (who has one)











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i could never figure it out... i thought ok its a spare part scanner (have another working)

then one day i thought about upgrading the gpa-23 boards on the working scanner so ill tried using the dsp cards from the problematic scanner

i found out that 1 DSP Chip has an error message CODE 1 (dows anybody know what is means exactly ?)


so ill tried to repaisr it with another gpa-23

now i cant even get to the imagebox

first error message ie1394 cant connect to image box

(cant see the scanner EZ in device manager in windows 2000)


manual states it could be a broken gmb-23 or power supply


i already checked the other 

GIE-23 (works in other scanner)

Toshiba (works with the other scanner) 


my powersupply looks like this (LEDs)


what do you think GMB or Powersupply ?


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Box is something like internal computer. To see scanner on device manager is enough on box to have power suppliers ( 5V and 3.3V - black flat connector ) , working firewire card ( on box and computer ) , working firewire cable ( grey cable between box and computer ) , working box main board ( GMB23 ) and working RAM ( can be one, or two modules, but can't be inserted faulty module ) . All other can be removed and disconnected. To see scanner correctly should be installed scanner driver. Without driver should see scanner on device manager, but with error.

So if you do not see scanner on device manager then can be not working firewire port on computer ( not working hardware, or not installed firewire card driver ) , bad firewire cable, not working firewire card ( inside box ) , missing box power supply, not working RAM ( one, or both ) , or not working box motherboard ( GMB23 ) . It is small possibility that it is problem with firewire. In most cases need change box motherboard, or RAM.

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