I have an Epson Perfection V500 photo printer - which is out of warranty.
The red warning light on the front panel starts flashing, indicating that the scanner is not working. I think I have an idea what the fault might be: Because I have a second identical scanner (same model number etc) and have tested one against the other.
Both do the same 'starting sequence'. But in the model which is not working I notice the inside LIGHT which does the scanning does not come on. Could that be the reason why the red panel slight starts flashing? If so I would hope to source a replacement bulb and install it.
PS I have put 'Printers' down, because I could not find 'Scanners - Imaging' in the menus.