Ian MacDonald

Ian MacDonald

Pointe-Claire, QC

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  • Ian MacDonald
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    Laptop able to accept Firewire output from scanner
    on: February 13, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you Chris, I must say that I was not aware of outboard PCI card box – sounds like a fine option.

    Ian MacDonald
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    Re: Computers & Displays
    Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021 at 11:32 am

    My trusty Nikon SuperCoolscan 4000 ED film scanner is in fine condition. However, it only produces output in the old Apple Firewire format – no USB. To date it has been feeding an old laptop that has a Firewire input port. That laptop could fail any day and I wonder what my options are for finding a current laptop able to interface with the scanner, or for some sort of adapter / converter (for example, to convert Firewire to USB 3.x.) I’ve done a fair bit of searching on the internet but have not found any useful information. When one searches with the word “firewire” all the responses seem to refer to USB 3.x. Has anyone found a solution or does anyone have some suggestions?