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By europanorama ·
i have a used agfa arcus scanner with integrated film-scanning unit(in the cover). 15pin(male/female) datacable(connects cover to body) is missing and i tried to cut down 25pin-parallel-scan-cable. btw: arcus uses scsi-card/cable. reflective materials/prints are perfectly scanned. but i need a manual(not the arcus II-manual from agfa.com) and the wiring of the cable. i guess it is different from the one i use.
if someone has arcus and the cable pls check the 15 pins(they are numerated from 1-15(2 rows, 8+7)with the help of the ohm-function of a voltmeter.
i must scan negatives to show worlds first true 3d-aeropanoramic photos. see: http://www.europanorama.ch.vu
similar camera was used covering lunarsurface at apollo 15-17
helper will get a poster 50x150cm(worth 100usd) when its published.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to who has agfa-arcus(not ar ...

I was surprised when I went to AGFA's site and tried to download the manual for an Arcus (not Arcus-II)...it *does* point to the II manual. This may just be a messed up link, though...I'd e-mail Agfa and ask them.

There apparently was never a hardcopy manual. It was provided on the CD with the drivers.

From what I hear, Agfa has completely dropped their scanner division, so you probably won't have much luck there now. The best place I can think of for getting parts (the cable and maybe a CD with the manual) would be RJL.

You can find them here:

http://www.rjldigital.com/

The site itself doesn't offer much, but I have always heard good things about them (and I worked as a scanner operator for a lot of years).

Good luck...hope they can assist you!

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by europanorama In reply to who has agfa-arcus(not ar ...

many thanks, unfortunately they do not have a cd. but i have found an alternative. just have to search again.

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by europanorama In reply to who has agfa-arcus(not ar ...

agfa arcus has 3 switches/buttons:
1. main powerswitch 2. film-scan-unit switch 3. filmscan-unit green-light button. all can be activated.
as as i connect my "unique" cable all lights beside green button 3(is blinking) go off, light of scanner inside too.
keep in mind: green light-button is blinking only when pushed and datacable is connected. switch 2 does not change anything. cover is supplied with separate external 24 v. do you have any suggestions if i should stop using this cable i mademyself? Is opening and checking the cables a good idea when i do not have a drawing. i asked umax if they are the producer. i thin the actual scanners were made by microtek, the old one by umax.

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