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EPSON Perfection 3170 photo scanner

by jackbarry99 / April 3, 2006 8:55 AM PDT

I have an Epson Perfection 3170 photo scanner and the glass has become cloudy underneath. I need for someone to inform me on how to remove it so that it may be cleaned.

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Never open
by jackbarry99 / April 4, 2006 10:00 AM PDT
In reply to: "Never open...."

I do appreciate the advice; however, after thinking about it for a couple of days, I decided to tackle it anyway. So I prepared it for transport by directions, so that I could examine it. I removed the lid and found two screws, removed them, lifted the back up slightly, slid it forward, cleaned glass, and carefully reversed the procedure.

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Epson 3170 scanner dirty glass
by jnda / April 13, 2006 6:55 AM PDT

I have an Epson 3170 and noticed that the glass was slightly foggy since the day it was purchased. I have not been overly concerned with the glass, but was still looking for a resolution if possible. I didn't have any luck on line, so I decided to attempt it on my own and fortunately I found and easy resolution.
Well here it, but be careful. Remove the transparency adapter from the top of the scanner and take notice of the two small screws where the adapter was unplugged.Remove the screws with a small phillips driver, and this is where you must be careful. Lift the rear of the glass frame approximately one inch from it's base and firmly push it forward to remove it from the base.There are two plastic hinge retainers at the front of the glass frame that must be shifted forward to free the frame from the base. If the base is lifted to high after the screws are removed these plastic hinges could be damaged.After the glass frame is removed clean it with a water vinegar solution and replace it with the same care with which it was removed. Good Luck.

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To JNDA
by JohnM in Toronto / October 2, 2008 7:17 AM PDT

I am trying to do the samething with my Epson 3170. How did you pry it open from the rear. Did you do anything special?

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Removing Glass
by sctony / June 9, 2009 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: To JNDA

I too had to clean the glass on Perfection 3170. I unplugged the slide adapter dongle and lifted the lid up to remove it. If you look down the two holes where the lid hinges go, you will see a screw in the bottom of each one. Removing these two screws will allow you to lift up the rear of the glass frame and then slide it forward carefully to remove for cleaning.

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