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  • Rotate the photo printer so that the bottom of the case faces upward.

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  • Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the three 5.65 mm screws on the bottom panel of the case in a counter-clockwise fashion.

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  • Rotate the device so that it is upright again. Under the LCD Panel there is a 9.62 mm screw, unscrew using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Some carefully applied force may be required to remove this part.
  • Remove the back panel of the case by pulling directly back.

    • Some carefully applied force may be required to remove this part.

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  • Rotate the photo printer so that the bottom panel faces up once again. Now lift off the bottom panel of the case to access all internal components.

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Image 1/2: Caution! The side panel is held in by tabs; don't break these. Image 2/2: Caution! The side panel is held in by tabs; don't break these.
  • Finally remove the side panel with the ink-cartridge door by holding the right side and pulling backwards with the left side.

    • Caution! The side panel is held in by tabs; don't break these.

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  • Carefully remove the inner components of the device by lifting the inner components up and out of the casing.

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  • Locate the red and black cable that is connecting the fan to the top of the logic board.

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  • Carefully, remove the red and black cable from the logic board by pulling gently in order to isolate the cooling fan from the device.

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Image 1/3: Loosen the fasteners next to the ribbon by carefully pushing them away from the white ribbon holder. Image 2/3: Once the fasteners are loosened the ribbon should easily slide away from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Once the fasteners are loosened the ribbon should easily slide away from the motherboard.
  • Locate the data ribbon that connects the LCD panel to the mother board.

  • Loosen the fasteners next to the ribbon by carefully pushing them away from the white ribbon holder.

    • Once the fasteners are loosened the ribbon should easily slide away from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect both of them by gently pulling them away from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Disconnect both of them by gently pulling them away from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Disconnect both of them by gently pulling them away from the motherboard.
  • Locate the clips with multi-colored wires that connect the motherboard to the printing unit.

    • Disconnect both of them by gently pulling them away from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the ribbon by gently pulling the ribbon away from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Disconnect the ribbon by gently pulling the ribbon away from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Disconnect the ribbon by gently pulling the ribbon away from the motherboard.
  • Locate the white ribbon that connects the motherboard to the printing feed.

  • Disconnect the ribbon by gently pulling the ribbon away from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Locate the black data ribbon that connects the mother board to the printing motors. Image 2/2: Disconnect it from the logic board, by gently pulling the wire away from the mother board.
  • The mother board has changed orientation. Notice the new orientation based on the white data ribbon we removed in the previous step.

  • Locate the black data ribbon that connects the mother board to the printing motors.

  • Disconnect it from the logic board, by gently pulling the wire away from the mother board.

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  • Now unscrew the three screws 7.89mm (counter-clockwise) using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Once screws and ribbons are disconnected, you can pull mother board away from the printing unit.

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Image 1/1: Remove the front panel.
  • Gain access to the bottom of the top case with a thin horizontal control panel motherboard attached to the bottom.

  • Remove the front panel.

    • The dell top casing should now only have two sides.

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Image 1/2: Use a Phillips Head #1 screw driver to remove the four highlighted screws. Image 2/2: NOTE: Make sure removal of front face plate is completed.
  • Locate the four 7.85 mm screws attaching the control panel motherboard to the top face casing.

  • Use a Phillips Head #1 screw driver to remove the four highlighted screws.

    • NOTE: Make sure removal of front face plate is completed.

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Image 1/1: Completely detach the motherboard from the face casing.
  • Gently lift the horizontal control panel motherboard and square power switch board.

  • Completely detach the motherboard from the face casing.

    • NOTE: Leave the power switch control attached to the main control panel motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Detach the cable, power switch is now accessible. Image 2/2: Detach the cable, power switch is now accessible.
  • Locate the multi-colored cable that connects the power switch to the control panel motherboard.

  • Detach the cable, power switch is now accessible.

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