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Ricoh is 45se scanner squeaking loudly

Just wanted to see if you could give me some insight on this. The squeaking usually occurs after say 50 pages are sent to it. Then from there it will start out at a low pitch but it seems it get louder the more pages come out. Do you haver any suggestions on what may need to be cleaned or may be loose within the scanner? Yuor help would be greatly appreciated.


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See if you are able to open the cover if you success then use any lubricant oil and apply on scanner head steel rod .


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