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Hi, i am getting an error L1-00, and there is a noise like some gears rubbing

Read other posted solution but dont see colored screw on machine. Could it be something else?

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Is the lamp moving when you turn the machine on?
It should move slightly when you first power on the machine.
If it doesn't, then look to see if there is a cable or belt broken by looking down under the glass.
The scan motor could have failed.
The lamp/mirror carriage may be hitting the side of the sensor assembly and not going into it.
If someone has cleaned mirrors recently, it is possible to get the screws in the wrong position and a longer screw is catching the carriage.
The detection of the lamp moving is the code.

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