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I just got an epson 1240u and the platen glass is stained. How do I replace the glass?

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    Worked great. Fixed the problem! Thanks.



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Remove the transparency adapter from the top of the scanner and take notice of the two small screws where the adapter was unplugged. Remove the screws with a small Phillips driver, and this is where you must be careful. Lift the rear of the glass frame approximately one inch from its base and firmly push it forward to remove it from the base. There are two plastic hinge retainers at the front of the glass frame that must be shifted forward to free the frame from the base. If the base is lifted to high after the screws are removed these plastic hinges could be damaged. After the glass frame is removed clean it with a water vinegar solution and replace it with the same care with which it was removed.

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