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Aigo GE-5 Driver

Created by Olli Niemitalo on 2014-01-31, last modified 2014-01-31

I bought an Aigo GE-5 microscope years ago. If someone needs, here is the driver for it.

GE5-mikroskooppi.zip

Thanks to Pauli for salvaging this from the CD my CD drive could no longer read.

7 Comments »

  1. Helped me out alot … many thanks.

    Zye

    Comment by Zye — 2014-02-11 @ 16:59

  2. I ca´nt start GE-5!
    Andre.

    Comment by Andre Dudnik — 2014-02-26 @ 18:08

  3. I installed the program and the driver. I ran the 64 bit driver as well. The camera shows up in device manager, but the software cannot initialize the microscope. In the Driver folder there is Vista driver, which is where the 64 bit driver is, I am curious if this driver works on Windows 7 and if people were able to get this software package to work on Windows 7?

    Comment by Ross — 2014-07-01 @ 23:21

  4. I had same problem as Ross. I tried switching computer and system, it still does not work. Plz help out.

    Comment by Leon — 2016-07-27 @ 22:55

  5. I upgraded to 64-bit Windows 10 and cannot get it to work anymore either. I don’t think a 64-bit Windows driver exists for the Empia Technology EM2750 chip that is inside the microscope. I tried a few drivers (for older Win) made for other cameras but they did not work. Maybe better luck on the Linux side?

    Comment by Olli Niemitalo — 2016-09-17 @ 10:22

  6. Thanks for making the software available, I can´t find the original disk and was hoping.

    I just tried out the standard driver on a 32bit XP machine I use for older equipment. No matter what I do the Windows “USB Video device” driver is installed. The original driver that came with the microscope was badly written and required the scope to be connected when installing the driver and then was fixed to that hardware port i.e. you could not move the scope connector to a different port. This fact may be involved in the problems experienced, fifteen years ago the idea of connecting a “USB Video device” to a PC was not in the public domain as far as I know. If I can find the original driver and if I am successful in installing it I will be back.

    PS
    The windows USB Video driver works well with the microscope but so far I can only capture pictures and will it not cooperate with the Chinese viewer.

    Comment by Per Holmgren — 2017-11-06 @ 21:06

  7. Yes! I found my copy of the original CD for the GE5. The version is Scopeimage 9.01 and it runs on a 32 bit XP machine if you stick to the same USB port (or reinstall the driver). I have not tried any other OS, so far.
    The viewer starts in Chinese menus but if you prefer English its under the fourth tab from the left, third item down after the chevrons (?)
    The whole disk is about 92Mb uncompressed and I will share if anyone still wants a copy.

    Comment by Per Holmgren — 2017-11-07 @ 12:13

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