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UPDATE 6/6/18 Someone makes a replacement piece! Masica, thank you for the tip! Look on eBay for “DS-560 shaft” and it came up right away from seller g_loc. [ … ] For the workaround you need only a staple, bent straight -- or a straight pin. For the repair with a paperclip you will need two very small flathead screwdrivers for prying and one normal Philips head screwdriver and a pair of pliers or two. You will be removing the outer shells of the two main body pieces, removing a small shaft and bending a paperclip around the shaft to make it fit tightly in place again. [ … ] THE PROBLEM: In the front section that you pull up on the gray lever to allow to swivel out about 30 degrees --it's the section that says Epson on the front and has the lights-- a piece went bad in there. Here's the gist-- in order to pull just one sheet at a time, the rollers in the front panel must not move until the last sheet; they provide friction as the scanner pulls the sheets underneath out. What's happened is that one piece that's supposed to hold the roller from moving has failed and the roller now rolls and therefore the whole stack comes through. A small plastic shaft has tabs that have become splayed on one end and won't hold the rollers in place. It should be easily replaceable -- almost without disassembly, but the Epson parts diagrams don't show this piece separately so I haven't found a place to buy a new one. UPDATE 6/6/18 Masica, thank you for the tip! Look on eBay for “DS-560 shaft” and it came up right away from seller g_loc.
UPDATE 6/6/18 Someone makes a replacement piece! Masica, thank you for the tip! Look on eBay for “DS-560 shaft” and it came up right away from seller g_loc. [ … ] For the workaround you need only a staple, bent straight -- or a straight pin. For the repair with a paperclip you will need two very small flathead screwdrivers for prying and one normal Philips head screwdriver and a pair of pliers or two. You will be removing the outer shells of the two main body pieces, removing a small shaft and bending a paperclip around the shaft to make it fit tightly in place again. [ … ] THE PROBLEM: In the front section that you pull up on the gray lever to allow to swivel out about 30 degrees --it's the section that says Epson on the front and has the lights-- a piece went bad in there. Here's the gist-- in order to pull just one sheet at a time, the rollers in the front panel must not move until the last sheet; they provide friction as the scanner pulls the sheets underneath out. What's happened is that one piece that's supposed to hold the roller from moving has failed and the roller now rolls and therefore the whole stack comes through. A small plastic shaft has tabs that have become splayed on one end and won't hold the rollers in place. It should be easily replaceable -- almost without disassembly, but the Epson parts diagrams don't show this piece separately so I haven't found a place to buy a new one. UPDATE 6/6/18 Masica, thank you for the tip! Look on eBay for “DS-560 shaft” and it came up right away from seller g_loc.