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Label stuck behind platen. How do I get it apart to get it out.

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On both ends of thplaten are black plastic latches. Squeeze them together and lift out the platen. When reinserting be sure they are lined up with the side frames an push down firmly it should snap into place.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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