Replacement Mirrors for Nikon Super CoolScan have shipped

Nikon CoolScan mirrors

Thank you one and all for supporting our efforts to find a replacement mirror for the Nikon CoolScan film scanners.  We have sold out of the small mirrors for the IV/4000/V/5000! There are still a few of the 8000/9000 mirrors if you act quick.

All of the orders have shipped out now and you should be receiving yours in the coming days.  A few notes:

  • I hope you don’t mind that I repurposed the dozens of padded mailers that have collected over the pandemic.
  • VERY CAREFULLY cut open the bubble wrap mailers so as to not cut the internal packaging with the mirror in it.
  • The mirrors are packaged like this:
    Big bubble wrap envelope > Small bubble wrap envelope > Plastic bag > Mirror
  • The delicate mirror side of the glass has a protective blue plastic film over it.  Use a wooden toothpick (or another soft material) to gently lift a corner of the film, and then peel it off.
  • Gleb Shtengel has a great set of tutorials of how to disassemble the 4000/5000 and the 8000/9000 CoolScans to replace the mirror.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments if we might do things better.

Thank you!


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