How can I turn a Canon scanner tube in to a hand held document scanner?

My Lexmark 2500 printer and scanner would not feed paper right one side would feed but the other would not . bad feed rollers and no replaceable parts available from Lexmark. I gutted it out and have uses for the gears and all the parts salvaged . just cant see tousling the scanner tube out.! I would rather use it as a hand held scanner.

twenglish18 years ago
you won't be able to, you could use the scanner bulb as a hand held light(i think there is an instructable for it) but the way a scanner works is its similar to a camera, it takes multiple images of the document and pieces them together, and they are taken at a precise speed, which will be near impossible(if not impossible) to do by hand