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Kodak Easyshare 5100

Bought re-manufactured. Used scanner once then a piece of tape showed up, sticking to the glass, holding back the scanner head. If I could figure out how to get under the scanner glass I could remove it. Any clue as to how to get it apart without damaging it?

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I don't believe you will really have any luck trying to get that tape off of the scanner glass. This is an issue that isn't supposed to come up. You may need to have Kodak AiO Tech Support replace the printer for you. Their number is 1800 421 6699. With re-manufactured printers you should still get the manufacturer's warranty and they should be able to replace it for you.

If you really want to try to take the printer apart and you do not have a warranty, please leave me a message and I will be more than happy to post instructions for you about how you may be able to get into the printer.

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