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I need a schematic for an Ativa 006990XA. My husband pulled the lid off the shredder to put. There is a square black plastic piece with a metal contact that is attached by wires. I don't know where it is supposed to go.

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We have no diagrams of this type of machine, u will need to contact Ativa customer support, here is a link to the support page on line.

http://www.ativaproducts.com/contact.html

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