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Scanner doesn't work

My scanner bar gets stuck and it makes a lot of noise. Doesn't scan. Can you help me?

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Re: Scanner doesn't work

Inproper connection between the scanner and the printer mainboard... Usually I'm changing the mainboard, sometimes the scanner assembly. Try to clean the contacts...

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