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Scanner bar will not move to scan the paper to be copied.

The scanner bar under the glass on our Sharp Al-1631 is 'hung up' and will not move to scan the copy. ANy ideas?

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A piece of plastic locks your scanner in place, it is under the scanner up above where the copies come out. It turns 90 degrees.
Maybe some one turned and locked it.
Good luck

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Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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Yes your scaner lock is locked please unlock it

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