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Epson cx4800 1/2 inch good scan, rest is multicolor tweed

I purchased a used epson cx 4800 for not much money. It prints well but

but only scans or copies 1/2 inch of front edge and the rest is multicolor

tweed.  I took scan tray apart, checked continuity on scanner element and

looked for obvious damage. All seems ok.  Any ideas?

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Re: epson cx4800 1/2 inch good scan, rest is multicolor...

The only thing that comes to mind is maybe the cable is partially crimped and as the scanner moves the wires dont touch. otherwise, its possible there is an issue with a main board.

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