Anyway, the light under the scanner glass went off and I smelled that nasty burnt odor. Now I used a power cord for a printer, but the female jack fit the male slot in the back of the scanner. I didn't think that was a big deal, but now it might be.
What do you think? I ended up finding the proper power cord in my box of computer supplies. When I try to scan, the scanner makes a grinding noise, which is probably the gears trying to send the scanning element down the rail. Still no light, but at least I know it's getting power and trying to work.
I took out the circuit board and looked at it closely. Nothing unusual, i.e. black spots or melted resistors or anything.
Any ideas or suggestions? I want to salvage this instead of going out to buy another one. Thanks in advance!