I have a CS which I might send it overseas (bought it used seems like off a professional photographer) and it failed not long after that, it seems that the Firewire IC chips has to be replaced. Curious, CS are going for such high prices second hand which Nikon themselves don't repair anymore, I have also asked Nikon Tokyo since I go there now and then. They also don't repair them but only does an CLA. The ones that you can get new today the software from what I read might be not as great but the scans comes out reasonably sharp. One could use 3rd party software. So why are CS going for such high prices successfully? Looking back perhaps I should had got a new Coolscan V, for my hobby use spending even $2,000US at the time for a medium format scanner as over my budget for the handful that is printed to a decent size. Most of them are just viewed on screen. These days even Coolscan V are going for 2x if not 3x their original price. One could also get a decent amount of Imacon scans that someone else does for you.