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I've done this fix a couple of times and it didn't last. Rather than use wire, I'm using some strong nylon string. You can get it much tighter than the wire. Go on Youtube and find a basic fly fishing knot tying video and you'll be set.
Good tip: If you raise the grey switch on the front panel that has the booklet and stacked paper icons to up/booklet, you'll release the gear which controls the shaft you're repairing. This will make it much easier to line up when you're making the final re-insertion as per step 11 revisited.
Great fix, but shame on Epson for not selling replacement part. I'll never buy Epson again. Shouldn't have to buy a new $350.00 scanner when .50 cent part is why it doesn't work. I did this fix about two months ago and now I'm spending 1/2 an hour re-doing it. Of course, a piece of wire isn't going to stay put forever. I suspect eventually it will fail again.