Step 1: Tools Required
A screwdriver to fit the screws holding the casing together.(mine was a phillips but yours maybe different)
A pair of pliers (normal combination will be fine)
A fine flat bladed screwdriver (nothing flashy as it is only to pry the retainers off )
Compost (multi purpose/ seed )
Seeds(flowers or veggies)
A hot cup of tea (required equipment)not shown
Step 2: Into the Unknown !
Step 3: Gut It Like the Scurvey Dog It Is !!!! Yarhhhh
The big long steel bars should just pop out with some gentle persuasion and a little brute force in the upwards direction. Most of the electronics comes out on this carriage but there is a long cable attached to it which needs some fiddling with to remove from the clips in the case. The drive system for the whole affair is going to be stopping you from placing the whole shooting match at the side of your case so follow the belt to one end (doesn't matter which) remove the thin plastic clip from the top of the wheel the belt wraps around with the thin screwdriver or a pair of pliers. remove the wheel and the belt should go limp and allow you to lay the contents of the box down to the side with no further problems.
To the remaining electronics!
This should just slide out on the backing plate. Unscrew it from the backing plate as you will need it later. Remove any further screws retaining the stepper motor and remove the motor/ drive gears any further gubbins left in the case and it should look like this :-
Step 4: Now for the Green and Pleasant Part
Step 5: Almost There !
Water the seed tray with a fine sprinkler as you don't want to wash the seeds away and over your best shag pile carpet.
Cover with the glassey bit still in the cover and place somewhere nice and warm to get it all going. (Not the oven though I have found gas mark 6 /350 C to have a detrimental effect on both the plastic and the seeds if you can find them and also on wedded bliss this for some reason is severely frowned upon by my wife/ head tea maker)
Step 6: Tidying Up the Loose Ends
Dispose of the contents of your scanner in the most sound way you can think of (recycling plants for these things exist and we should all make more use of them ) A quick phone call to your local council will present the best place to recycle them.
Or reuse them in another project ! if your clever enough (I'm not so any help would be gratefully received)
Drink your cup of tea (should still be warm if not hot)
Watch your seeds germinate and water them when they look dry
3 days passed and the tomatoes have germinated well in advance of their counterparts in a normal propagator (beginners luck?) and even the cucumbers have put in an appearance a week later.
I think I'm going to call my first Cucumber plant Ernest after the great Ernest Shackelton
Have many Great cups of tea and admire your seedlings until they need pricking out and go on to the big boys place (the green house).
I hope you enjoyed this 'Ible (my first you could tell right?) And happy recycling