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Disassemble I had a nest of ants under the scan glass. Removed 3 screws, but it still doesn't come apart. Scanner doesn't move due to ant debris. Need disassemble directions. Thank You

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Give it a bump every 10minutes or so, just to give the ants a help along.

If this dosent help, try coaxing them out with some ant food, but be there in person to stop them returning afta, a feed.

Failing this, take it to the repairman.

Do NOT spray bug spray into it, if the ants die in there, they will decompose, in the process it will corrode any fine copper tracks on the PCBs, it will only be fit for the dump then.

BTW, food colouring seems to be a cheeeep excellent ink replacement :)

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