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How to change lamp in AGFA Arcus 2 flatbed scanner?

I have an AGFA Arcus 2 scanner and the lamp is out, how do I change the lamp? Is it worth changing the lamp as I no longer need that quality scanner/

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Re: How to change lamp in AGFA Arcus 2 flatbed scanner?


  • Turn off the scanner power switch and disconnect the power plug. Wait at least 15 minutes to allow the unit to cool down.
  • Unscrew the two screws at the back of the base.
  • Pull the SCSI board out enough to disconnect the ribbon cable that threads through the opening in the base (on the right).
  • Remove the two screws from the upper portion of the back of the base.
  • Remove the Transparency Option (TPO) from the base.
  • Remove the two screws from the top back of the base. These screws will be visible when the Transparency option is removed.
  • Remove the two screws from the top front of the base and lift the plastic housing off the scanner.
  • Move the carriage optical assembly backward until you can reach the lamp.
  • Remove the two screws from the top of the optical assembly that covers the bulb and remove the black cover.
  • Lift the lamp from the socket, working one end, then the other.
  • Replace the lamp with a replacement lamp. One replacement lamp is provided with the scanner and others are available through Agfa Parts Order.
  • Return the lamp cover the original position and replace the two screws.
  • Replace the plastic housing and replace the four screws holding the housing.
  • Thread the ribbon cable of the Transparency Option through the base and plug back into the SCSI board.
  • Return the board to the base and tighten the two screws. This insures a slack cable that won't be punctured when screws are put in to attach the transparency module to the base unit.
  • Replace the two screws in the back of the base to secure the Transparency Option to the base.
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