Introduction

This guide shows the owner of this scanner how to replace a dead bulb inside the scanner.

Parts

No parts required.

Loosen the screws on the serial port by turning them counter clockwise by hand.
  • Loosen the screws on the serial port by turning them counter clockwise by hand.

  • After loosening the screws, pull the serial port out.

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Lift lid to its vertical position.
  • Lift lid to its vertical position.

  • Pull lid straight up to remove it from the scanner.

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  • Push the plastic opening tools into the crack between the top and the bottom of the chassis.

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  • After placing one plastic opening tool into the slit, slide other plastic opening tools along the slit to detach the top from the bottom of the chassis.

  • Go all the way along the chassis until you can lift the upper lid.

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  • Do not fully remove the lid until you remove the ribbon cable attached to the front of the upper lid.

  • Do this by grabbing the upper lid from the sides and rotating it ninety degrees so it is perpendicular to the bottom lid.

  • Grab the ribbon cable and gently pull it out of its slot with your fingers.

  • The upper lid can now safely be removed from the bottom lid.

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  • After opening the chassis, you will see a white bulb spanning the width of the scanner.

  • Lift up the black piece of plastic the bulb is attached to from the left hand side until it is perpendicular with the bottom lid of the scanner.

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  • Use tweezers to grab the plastic casing the wires are housed in.

  • Gently jiggle the plastic back and forth until it can be pulled from its connection.

  • Pull the wires out of the circuit board.

  • Pull the wires up and out over the top of the plastic housing.

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  • Place the plastic housing back into the bottom lid of the scanner.

  • Remove the plastic panel by gently pushing on the plastic latches with a plastic opening tool.

  • Pull the bulb and wire out of its plastic casing.

  • The bulb is now free to be replaced.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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