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At power-on scanner makes clonk-clonk-clonk- noise

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  • trimwells Sep 04, 2009

    You are so right!
    Actually, Epson NZ was able to help me quite quickly. They said:
    'At the back of the scanner is a sliding tab that is used to lock the scanner for transportation'. [Somehow this tab had been moved to the lock position, probably when rearranging things on my desk!]

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The clunking is the belt jthat moves the light is jumping the sprocket gear.
Solution - Unlock the scanner. About 1 inch below the right lid hinge near the USB jack is a fimmed piece of plastic. Slide this left or right to Lock/Unlock the scanner.

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  • oloo Sep 04, 2009

    Thanks for the comment :)
    Sorry about the spelling, I forgot to proof read my solution.

    It should read : The clunking is made by the belt that moves the light, jumping the sprocket gear.
    Solution
    - Unlock the scanner. About 1 inch below the right lid hinge near the
    USB jack is a finned piece of plastic. Slide this left or right to
    Lock/Unlock the scanner.

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