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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Scotch TL901, use our service manual.

  1. The Scotch TL901 Laminator
    • The Scotch TL901 Laminator

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  2. Using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws from the bottom of the plastic case.
    • Using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws from the bottom of the plastic case.

    • Rubber feet in the four corners must be removed first to gain access to the screws underneath. A sticker may also be covering the middle screw on the left.

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    • Pull off the silver plastic cover and gain access to the internal components.

    • The rollers, motor, circuit board, and LEDs are all visible now.

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    • First unplug all three wire headers connected to the circuit board.

    • Unscrew the two screws holding down the circuit board by its corners and remove the board from the laminator.

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    • Unhook the spring from the plastic surrounding the motor.

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    • Hold the roller enclosure from both sides, indicated by the markers, and pull upwards and slightly out.

    • Free access to the motor and rollers is now possible.

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    • Remove the motor from the rollers by unscrewing the three screws holding them together.

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    • Remove the sensor from the roller enclosure by unscrewing the two spring-loaded screws.

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    • Unscrew the two screws and the bar on the other.

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    • Pull the black washers sideways off the metal rod of the roller.

    • Pull the gears off.

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    • With the gears off, the plastic panel falls off and the rollers come out of the enclosure.

    • The laminator is now disassembled.

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Calvin Xu

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Why is the screw on the left side so hard to get out?

Teri L Geist - Reply

Thank you..

Putting it back together is more of a challenge.

Frank - Reply

You're right Frank. For me, getting it to stay together after the tear down and reassembly required superglue and two extra screws. ;) But at least it's working again. Thanks for the great instructions.

pjcall975 - Reply

Thank you! Just needed to open and remove a jam. Followed your guide and all is well.


Kate Quinn - Reply

Thank you for posting these instructions. I was able to remove a quarter that got trapped inside.

seanretzloff - Reply

Thank you! My son fed a sheet in the wrong way and it got completely jammed. Following your instructions, I was able to take the cover off and pull the jammed plastic out. I would NEVER have thought to remove the rubber feet to look for screws!!

Kelly McLean - Reply

Can you provide instructions on re-assembly? I seem to be lost on the little bar with the hook.

Louanne Trebing - Reply

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