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Scanmaker 360 light problem

My Scanmaker 360 now has a red light bar, not bright white. It does scan, but poorly. can i get a new "bulb"?

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I just ordered a replacement bulb from a company in California. I sent them the assembly and they are trying to replicate it for me. I am expecting delivery within one week. If you want to email me I will let you know how it works. You can email randi@suzy.com.

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I have one with the same problem. Look at the lamp. If it isn't really bright, that could be the cause. Mine is bright at one end and that is the side of the page that is good. I am not an expert so I could be wrong, but that is where to start if all else looks OK. Am looking for a cheap replacement lamp myself. But at the prices of all-in-ones, it's not worth spending much.

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JKL Components was able to create a new bulb for me. Worked perfectly. Call Larry: 818-896-0019 ext 124. Very nice, and very helpful

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