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HP 2600 series scaner/printer

How do I take my 2600 series scaner/printer apart to clean the inside glass?

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  • symbiotical Sep 16, 2008

    Same with the V750. The plastic casing outgasses and deposits a coating on the inside of the scanner, like our dashboards do on our windshields. Kind of dumb to pay for 'coated optics' when the platten glass isn't even clear!

  • cjm5 Oct 06, 2008

    I haven't figured that out yet either, if you find out, let me know.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    Epson Perfection 1260 , glass has a yellow deposit all over, ruins picture quality. Blah.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I can only find the 1 screw in the back left corner and that doesn't loosen it enough to get inside. The scanner is worthless with this film on the glass.

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