Scanner Cleaning

John King

Well-Known Member
How difficult is it to clean the mirror and optical parts in a Nikon Coolscan 5. Despite it's age it is still working perfectly with all functions working as they should be, but the contrast is now markedly down from what it was when new.

I had a contact in the Lincoln area who used to work on them at Nikon, but he has such a long waiting list that I would like to try to do it myself providing I don't have to do any technical work. I have had it from new, so it must be at least 15 years old and will have acquired a lot of detritus in those years through normal use. There will be some parts that will also need lubrication any idea what they may be?