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Changed fuser now scanner head stuck

I changed the fuser on the PC1060. Now when the scanner head moves , it goes all the way to the right . It looks like it is still trying to travel even though it is out of room.

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  • Mike1957 Jan 14, 2008

    I am having a similar issue with my PC1061. It was working fine and then suddenly it failed to scan. The bar will not advance across the glass nor does the scanning light come on. I took the glass off to see if there were any obvious problems. The slide bar is clean and well lubricated. The ribbon cable “looked” OK. I slipped the bar off the belt and hit the copy button. The drive seems to work fine as it ran in both directions of travel with little effort or obvious concerns. When I put the bar back on the belt, the scanning light came on and it traveled across the rails couple of times then returned to the home position. The next time, it moved off the left stop position and stopped about ½ inch into the left to right travel. The light did not come on and it “quivered” like it was sticking or hanging on something. Everything appears to be clean and not dragging when moving the bar by hand…suggestions? thanks



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Hi i am a certified Canon tech on this copier. the problem you have is due to the scanner cable that runs from the top of the scanner to the main board in the back of the machine. what happens is when you take the scanner unit off to get to the fuser screw holes the cable should be removed from the main board under the rear panel with alot of screws. some people when they put the scanner unit back on they dont watch the position of the cable and when the unit slides back to open the cartridge door the cable is pulled part way out of the board connecter. the first thing i would do is to remove the back cover and chech the connector for the scanner cable to see if the cable is in all the way. also sometimes i have found that some one has pinched the ribbon cable damaging it underneath the scanner and replacing it with a new cable took care of the problem. the cable cost around $20. hope this helps.

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