We’ve been scanner-deprived for many months now, because the multifunction printer gave up the ghost. We acquired an older model HP scanner via Freecycle a while back, but it wouldn’t work. The moving bit inside had been locked down for transport, and just wouldn’t unlock. It is never a good thing when you get a burning smell out of a piece of computer equipment.
But Sam attacked it with screwdrivers and pliers and brute force tonight, and made it work! Squee!