The scanner light bar thing wont pull cause the rubber pull thing (sorry for my lack of technical terms) got knocked off track. im not scared of taking it apart, however i can not figure out how to get underneath the scanner glass. ive taken every screw out, and nothing. can you offer any help on how to get inside this ******?
Re: pull par under glass off track, wont wull scanner
There should be more screws hiding under the upper tray if you have one. Irregardless, there are more screws somewhere. The best rule to remember is this: Somehow it got put together, and don't force it apart unless you already bought another one and you just really want to know what's in there.
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This could be caused by a couple of things. The first one is the toner cartridge. A defective or low toner cartridge can cause light "grainy" looking copies. If you have a spare toner cartridge try that first. The second possibility is dirty scanner optics. The scanner bar that lights up under the glass and moves back and forth has 3 mirrors on it. When they get dirty is causes your scanned image (before it gets copied) to appear light and patchy looking. The glass must be removed by removing the 4 screws on the left hand side. Then the scanner can be pulled out and the 3 mirrors cleaned. If you have the machine hooked up to a computer to be able to print then these mirrors will NOT affect PC prints. If PC prints are grainy then that would point to the toner. The dirty mirrors will only effect the copies.
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The simple fix is to clean the reference strip under the glass. There is a white strip under the left edge of the glass that the scanner reflects off of in order to set up the scanner bulb intensity. When this strip gets dirty the the machine just keeps trying. I would remove the cover on the left side glass area with the 4 screws. On the bottom side you will see the white strip. Clean this with glass cleaner. While your in there I would go ahead and remove the large glass. Turn off the main power and pull out the scanner bar and clean 3 mirrors. One is the "slot" in the main scanner bar and then the 2 in the assembly to the left that trails the main scanner bar. Once cleaned put it all back together and this scanner bar "referencing" issue wil go away. If it does not (which is rare) then there is a problem with the scanner/ccd unit and the machine is really not worth repairing at this point.
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Scanner movement failure. The scanner is the part under the glass that lights up and moves back and forth. So if you lift up the feeder so you can see the glass, turn the machine off for a few seconds then back on. Watch the movement of the scanner. It should move right and inch or two then back to the left. If all goes well the copier should come to ready. Lay a piece of paper on the glass and press the print button to watch the scanner movement. If it binds up or does not scan correctly there are 2 possibilities. 1) your scanner lock is engaged and is preventing the scanner from moving. Check the clear plastic dial located under the far left upper side of the copier, near where the paper exits the machine. Make sure it is in the unlocked position. 2) Your scanner rail is dirty and dry. This rail can be seen under the glass towards the back of the copier. The scanner rides on this rail. It is very common for these to get dirty and for the grease to dry up causing the scanner to freeze up on the rail. The glass must be removed and the rail cleaned and lubricated. Just power off then on the copier to reset.
am not familiar with that model but if the glass sits in a track (Steel with rubber lined) then the glass has to be removed and the track "beaten" onto the galss, Try at your peril as it is easy to shatter the glass if not done properly. You must use a rubber hammer.
Most window glass units are bolted to the rail but you do not mention this.
your scanner is going bad if your getting bars showing up on the scanned image. You can try reinstalling the drivers for your scanner which would be on the cd that came with your scanner.
Try that just to be sure its not software related and if the same problem exists then you know the scanner itself is bad, hardware problem basically and it would be better to get a new scanner then to get your existing one repaired unless your scanner is under warranty then get a hold of the manufacturer and setup a repair.
Yes. I have fixed my driver side window several times. The window went all the way down and came off the track, usually because the window automatically went all the way down. The first step was to take the interior side of the door off: (1) I unscrewed the screws around the door and pull the plastic screws out. (2) I disconnected the thin metal rod that connects the door handle to the door frame to be able to pull the interior part of the door away from the metal frame of the door. (3) I unscrewed the speaker to see where the window meets the rubber track. (4) I kept the electrical wires connected so that I could use the electric window button to lower and raise the window. (5) I lowered the window down below the rubber track and loosened the screw holding the rubber track to the door. (6) I manually adjusted the rubber track around the window glass and pressed the electric window button up slowly, making sure the glass stayed on the track. (7) I put everything back in place, screwed in the screws, etc. Be careful not to let the window go all the way down, because it seems to fall off the track at that point. Hope this helps!
SInce you have window has not been used in 5 years, I would suspect that it is either stuck where the glass contacts the rubber around the glass, or, the door window motor is simply seized from lack of use. Take a butter knife and run it around under the window rubber, put the knife between the glass & the rubber, as if to "unstick" the glass from the rubber. If this does not work, pull off the door trim panel and TAP on the window motor with a small hammer whilst operating the switch to lower the window. One of these suggestions will cure your problem. Quite common with people who do not use their back windows.