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Cleaning the scanning glass

I cleaned the scanning glass on the outside, but there is a smudge on the inside. How do I open it to clean the inside surface?

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  • jose0858 Sep 15, 2008

    There is a smudge on the inside of the glass. How do I open it to clean the inside surface, there is only one screw in the left top side



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Hard to get a smudge inside but basically you take it apart and clean the inside of the glass

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