I got one of these off eBay today.
I'd been scouring Freecycle for a while and any time a scanner or a printer came up, put in a reply begging for it - sometimes even explaining that it was going to be fully recycled into something more interesting and infinitely more useful (although perhaps that's why no-one ever got back to me) - but nothing came up.
So I put a bid on this Lexmark X73 and won it. For an amazing 50p!
It was a bit cumbersome, travelling across Brighton & Hove with it (and a sort-of-working monitor I also got for 50p but that's for another post) under one arm, mounting and dismounting a variety of buses, but worth it in the end.
It took less than 45 minutes to reduce an all-in-one printer/scanner to this pile of recyling/rubbish...
...and this pile of rather useful looking parts:
Here's what I managed to salvage -
a) 0.1" and 0.05" pitch ribbon connectors
b) two-wire motor
c) rods and rails
e) four wire stepper motor
f) 5mm pitch belt
g) 2.5mm pitch belt
h) six wire stepper motor
i) my dismantling tools (not included!)
And of course, a fairly beefy power supply - 30VDC 1A output
Given that this power supply came with the printer/scanner, we can safely assume it's good enough to power all motors together - there's only one way to know for sure, but it's getting late (it took nearly three hours to get across the city and back again on the buses this evening, so I didn't get started 'til 10pm) so it'll have to wait 'til the morning now.....