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Epson perfection 3170 scanner will not start. Red blinking light. Restarted computer,turned scanner on/off. Switch is on and the the unit is unlocked.

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Turned off scanner. Rebooted computer. Turned on scanner again. Works fine now.

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having the scanner repaired will cost more than a new one.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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Disconnect the cable between the scanned lid and the bed. Lift off the lid. Using a small Phillips head screwdriver, remove the two screes that are located where the lid's hinges were. Carefully lift off the top portion of the bed starting at the back. As you approach the front, push it towards the control panel to remove. The front pulley will have either one or both of the plastic flanges will be broken (hopefully just one. In my case, I just used duct tape to hold the pulley down tightly. Power it up to ensure that it's fixed before puttingthe top part of the base back on. If it's not connected to your computer, you should get a flashing green light, or solid green if it's talking to your computer. Put the top part of the bed back on, screw it down and re-attatch the lid.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Epson Perfection 3170 scanner - scanning light

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If the scanning light is not working during the scanning procedure itself that issue could be generated by two causes:
1. an improper power connection
This case check again if all connecting ends (the wall outlet plug-in and the jack that comes into the scanner power supply hole) are properly inserted
2. the scanning light is out
This case the light must be replaced. But because it's an expensive light output I'd suggest you to forget this option (buying a new light output) and focus on buying a totally new scanner machine...

The previous solution was offered assuming that the scanner itself is recognized by the computer and the "scan" command is properly taken.
But in case the computer "doesn't see/doesn't detect" the scanner leads to the third solution (apart of the other mentioned two before...):
see if the scanner driver is properly installed and works accordingly to the operating system; also check the USB connector. If everything OK then return to the solutions 1 & 2.

GOOD LUCK!

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The scanner is connected properly and I've used it for years. I turned on the scanner today and the power button on front lights green, then I hear a jerking sound and the light immediately starts...


Check if the transportation lock is in the unlocked position; this is on the back above the USB port. Disconnect any accessories that could be malfunctioning. Then turn the unit off and back on. If the unit responds properly, it was a temporary problem. Retry the accessories. Otherwise, the unit needs service. You will need to determine if the cost of service is worthwhile.

The flashing red light can indicate the fluorescent lamp needs to be replaced or the scanner is malfunctioning. From the sound you describe, I suspect it could be a problem with the motor or the path that the scanning unit has to travel.

I hope this helps.

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Suddenly doesn't warm up epson 3170 and windows says it is malfunctioning.


Sounds like the bar inside off the scanner isn't working properly, if thats the case then that means the scanner is bad and it would need to be replaced.

Only thing you can try would be to unplug the scanner for about 5 minutes and then plug it back in. Then turn it on and see if it can initialize properly. If it still cant then you know the scanner is bad for sure.


Jul 05, 2010 | Epson Perfection 3170 Flatbed Scanner

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My epson scanner 3170 is flashing a red light and won't scan


This happened to both mine and my sister's 3170. The plate holding the belt pulley wheel is held by two very small plastic flanges. At between a year to a year and a half the flanges fatigue and break causing the forward pulley wheel to break free. With the belt no longer able to turn the scanner won't initialize, the lamp won't light and the red flashing light comes on. The fix is rather simple though. Simply drill a small hole through the bottom of the case and place a small metal screw through with the screw head placed so that it overlaps the pulley wheel base thus holding everything down snugly. Fixed both scanners with this fix. In my opinion, just poorly engineered and perhaps even "designed in obsolescence". Most people would simply toss it and buy another considering what it would cost to send it in for service. You might even get charged for a new lamp that you didn't need. That was what Epson Service diagnosed the problem as over the phone.

Dec 21, 2009 | Epson Perfection 3170 Flatbed Scanner

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Software available with Perfection 3170 Scanner?


yes this option is inclussive with your epson scan program, learn to play with the different modes of the scanner ex: professional, home mode etc. usually these modes have these options.

Sep 08, 2009 | Epson Perfection 3170 Flatbed Scanner

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Epson Perfection 3170 scanner will not turn on.


having the scanner repaired will cost more than a new one.

Sep 07, 2009 | Epson Perfection 3170 Flatbed Scanner

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Epson Scanner Perfection 3170 can I down load a


Go here

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&infoType=Doc&oid=25021&prodoid=35836301

Aug 31, 2009 | Epson Perfection 3170 Flatbed Scanner

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No light when scanner turns on; can bulb be replaced? where to buy?


Unfortunately the bulb on the scanner is not available on retail stores. Epson does not allow end users to take the scanner apart because they might not be able to put the scanner back in together because of the scanner's engineering design.
Please log on to support.epson.com. Click on help me find a service center to the right of the page to search for an epson certified servicer near to your area.

May 11, 2009 | Epson Perfection 3170 Flatbed Scanner

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Can not start my scanner


Have you unlock the scan optic? Its usually located at the bottom of the scanner

Apr 27, 2009 | Epson Perfection 3170 Flatbed Scanner

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3170 Epson scanner. Never a problem before, but


Turned off scanner. Rebooted computer. Turned on scanner again. Works fine now.

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