Fitting a Scanlight 256 Video Podule and
Hand Scanner setup to a A5000

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A newly aquired Computer Concepts Scanlight 256 Video Podule and Hand Scanner is to be fitted to my A5000

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The package consists of, Podule, Hand Scanner, Manual, Fitting Instructions, Updated software leaflet,
Software on Floppy Disc, Registration Card, Ruler for scanning in a straight line (very useful) and of course,
the original box.

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Disconnect the machine from the mains supply and remove monitor, keyboard mouse etc.

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Unscrew and remove the six screws highlighted in this image, these secure the lid.

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Sit the machine right way up, and slide the top cover off to the rear.

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This machine has the "required" backplane fitted and plenty of choice as to available locations
for the podule. The podule can be fitted to any slot.

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We now need to remove a blanking plate from the rear of the case, we will remove the lower one as
fitting the podule here will make future upgrades easier. So remove the two screws highlighted.

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This image shows the blanking plate removed.

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Here we have the podule (half width) and a Half Width blanking plate to seal the rear of the case.
We will be fitting the podule to the lower right slot in this case.

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Carefully manouver the podule through the slot at the rear and connect it to the backplane by
pressing it together. I have secured one end of the podule to stop it falling out (highlighted).

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The reason I chose the right hand slot is due to a capacitor on the Econet module being rather high
and it was fouling the underside of the Scanlight board, If I need to use the left hand slot in
future I will have to carefully bend the capacitor out of the way.

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Now fix the supplied half width blanking plate into position using original and screws supplied.

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