One way is to take the broken contact from the bin and tape it into the shredder so that it keeps the switch depressed.
Another way (what I did when I broke mine) is to turn the shredder motor upside-down, take the lid off (7 phillips-head screws), cut the 2 wires that go to the switch that gets pressed by the contact and twist them together (with a wire nut, or crimp it if you have a crimper). No more switch needed, and no need to purchase another bin.
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You can try contacting Epson to obtain a replacement bin but it may be too expensive for consideration. You also might try to improvise something that will close the interlock and allow the shredder to operate.
I believe that it could be one of two problems. First of all, and the painfully obvious one, do you have the red power switch in the on position. Try moving it to different settings to see if it does work at all. If it does, put the switch back in the center position and try shredding again. If it doesn't work, then you may have a faulty shredder. (This and the following are believing that you have a new shredder and you are trying to get it to work for the first time.) Second, if you lift the unit off the paper bin and look on the bin, you will see a slight protrusion, like a "tab." When you place the unit onto the bin, this tab must be aligned with a slot on the shredder unit; the slot will have a small strip of silver metal inside, it is part of the safety mechanism. If you are using a trash bag - to make for easier shredded paper disposal - you might have to use a bit of pressure to make sure the tab makes contact with the little piece of metal. You also may have to turn the shredder unit around 180 degrees and re-seat the unit.
If it still doesn't work, call the service/warranty/support department and find out what you need to do next.
remove the bin, remove thr screws that hold the bottom on (to get the cord free) then flip it over so its sitting on top remove the screws around the side walls to the top and remove the top shredder. with the shredder still up side down there are 8 screws around the outside edge (in the 1/4 holes) remove those and you can seprate the housing from the blades and motor. in the one i have the blades in the center are bent and the guides are broke i am looking for replacement parts or another for spare parts good luck i am a automotive tech, and i hate to throw things out just because ond small small part is broke but the hardest thing is finding parts. we live in a world where we are in couraged to reclye but we throw so much away because it is almost imposible to find parts or when you do the replacment parts cost more than a new one. sorry for the rant but i like to see people trying to fix things
if you look at the underside of the shredder, you will likely find a pressure switch that is actuated when it sits on the stock bin, either modify it to touch when on the new bin or secure it so it is depressed all the time. This should allow it to operate on the replacement bin.