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The scanner bar, the part that moves, gets stuck at the top and renders the entire unit unusable. We have figured out how to take it apart and get in to it, but now we can't see how to fix it

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There should be a belt connected to the bar and to the motor. Make sure that the belt has not come off.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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