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Door/Hinge is very tight, have to push down hard when scanning

How can I loosen the door on top to close without pressing down on it so hard while scanning is in process?

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Remove the transparency unit from the scanner. Then carefully remove the six screws holding the hinge. Use WD 40 to lubricate hinge.

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