Introduction

This guide will show the owner of this scanner how to remove and replace a broken or damaged ribbon cable.

Parts

No parts required.

Loosen the screws on the serial port by turning them counter clockwise by hand. After loosening the screws, pull the serial port out. After loosening the screws, pull the serial port out.
  • 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. Pull lid straight up to remove it from the scanner. Pull lid straight up to remove it from the scanner.
  • 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. Push the plastic opening tools into the crack between the top and the bottom of the chassis. Push the plastic opening tools into the crack between the top and the bottom of the chassis.
  • 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. Go all the way along the chassis until you can lift the upper lid.
  • 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.
  • 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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Lift up the central plastic housing inside the scanner. There are four plastic tabs located on the outer plastic housing. Push on each of these and pull to remove it. Underneath you will see that the ribbon cable is attached to the circuit board.
  • Lift up the central plastic housing inside the scanner.

  • There are four plastic tabs located on the outer plastic housing. Push on each of these and pull to remove it.

  • Underneath you will see that the ribbon cable is attached to the circuit board.

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Grab onto ribbon cable with tweezers and gently pull until it come outs. Grab onto ribbon cable with tweezers and gently pull until it come outs.
  • Grab onto ribbon cable with tweezers and gently pull until it come outs.

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Simply remove the ribbon cable from within the holes it is wrapped through. Simply remove the ribbon cable from within the holes it is wrapped through.
  • Simply remove the ribbon cable from within the holes it is wrapped through.

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Grab the ribbon cable, and gently pull it off of the bottom of the scanner.
  • Grab the ribbon cable, and gently pull it off of the bottom of the scanner.

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Peel back the sticky metal from the other side of the ribbon cable. Use tweezers to gently remove the ribbon cable from the circuit board. Use tweezers to gently remove the ribbon cable from the circuit board.
  • Peel back the sticky metal from the other side of the ribbon cable.

  • Use tweezers to gently remove the ribbon cable from the circuit board.

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Remove the metal housing for the ribbon cable at the base of the scanner. Use the tweezers to slide off the metal housing. The ribbon cable is now completely free to be replaced.
  • Remove the metal housing for the ribbon cable at the base of the scanner.

  • Use the tweezers to slide off the metal housing.

  • The ribbon cable is now completely free to be replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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