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Scanner not moving at all

my copier is not printing at all. i read the post previously written and i checked the scanner lock and no matter which way it is turned the scanner does not move at all. Is there an easy way to fix this???? Please help soon

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  • geniosity Nov 25, 2007

    hardly moving scanner. moves by hand. rail lubed.scanner starts to move slightly and then returns home( moves about 1/2 inch) and then shuts down lock isn't the problem cause I got it apart to see whats goin on. could it be the motor or a driver somewhere or maybe the pcb?



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Take off the glass 2 screws on left side of the machine and try to move the scanner by hand if it moves the you need to oil the scanner rails.If not try to locate what it is stuck on.

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Can I have more info, is machine in ready state?

What happens exactly?

What is display telling us?

When/how did problem start?

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