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Scanner not working

Copy does not work, sometime I get a scanner error and other times it just prints a very faint image of the paper I'm trying to copy.

I took the scanner cover off the printer and found the ribbon cable is twisted and strained. Looks like the electrical connection is bad.

Does anyone know how to get replacement parts for this or a reasonable repair site? I think it will cost me more to fix than buy a new one.

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Yes, its true. It will cost more to repair the printer than have it replaced. But If you need a servicer, reply with your zip code ill see if i can search one for you. For the parts of the printer, go to compass-micro.net.

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