"all the lights come on and all the cords are in"

Has the scanner reset the CCD sensor bar back to the rear of the scanner or is it stopped partially through the scan cycle?

I'd probably do a search on one of the epson scanner forums and see if this is a common problem and what the solution and repair costs have been.

If you are fairly convinced you don't want to repair it then I'd slap the side of it a couple times to see if that convinces it to go.. As strange as it sounds I've *fixed* any number of things that way.. If not permanantly at least to limp along until I felt like replacing them.