Introduction

This guide will cover the necessary steps to unlatch and remove the upper shell from the printer.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Note: This may take more than one person to complete.
  • To remove the top cover of the printer you have to first release it from several tabs.

  • Note: This may take more than one person to complete.

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Image 1/3: Push the tab in with one of the plastic opening tools. Image 2/3: Keep the tab pushed in by leveraging the tool between the tab and the hole. Pull up on the case so that the tab doesn't lock back into place. Image 3/3: Repeat this process with the furthermost right tab, then proceed with the middle tab.
  • These three are the easiest tabs to remove. They are located on the back side of the printer.

  • Push the tab in with one of the plastic opening tools.

  • Keep the tab pushed in by leveraging the tool between the tab and the hole. Pull up on the case so that the tab doesn't lock back into place.

  • Repeat this process with the furthermost right tab, then proceed with the middle tab.

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Image 1/3: Viewing from the front of the printer, there is a tab in the lower left corner. Image 2/3: Viewing the tab hole from the bottom of the printer. Image 3/3: Insert the mini screwdriver into the marked hole and pry out the tab.
  • Note: It is recommended that step 3 and step 4 be completed simultaneously. The tabs are identical just on opposite sides.

  • Viewing from the front of the printer, there is a tab in the lower left corner.

    • Viewing the tab hole from the bottom of the printer.

    • Insert the mini screwdriver into the marked hole and pry out the tab.

    • Push in towards the blue sticker of the printer while pulling up on the case at the same time. Use one of the tools to keep the tab pried open.

  • This tab is the easiest to break so be very careful.

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Image 1/3: Viewing the tab hole from under the printer. Image 2/3: Zoomed in on the tab hole. Image 3/3: Follow the same instructions in step 3 to remove this tab.
  • There is another tab in the right corner of the printer (viewing from the front).

    • Viewing the tab hole from under the printer.

    • Zoomed in on the tab hole.

  • Follow the same instructions in step 3 to remove this tab.

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Image 1/3: The release points for the tabs are located in holes on the depressed area of the base (darker piece). Image 2/3: Use the mini screwdriver to pry out the tab. Image 3/3: Use one of the plastic tools to keep the tab pried out. Once it releases push in towards the printer (viewing from the side) and pull up on the case.
  • The final two tabs can be more difficult to release. Viewing from the front, they are located in the back left and right corners of the printer.

  • The release points for the tabs are located in holes on the depressed area of the base (darker piece).

    • Use the mini screwdriver to pry out the tab.

    • Use one of the plastic tools to keep the tab pried out. Once it releases push in towards the printer (viewing from the side) and pull up on the case.

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Image 1/1: When trying to completely remove the cover, it gets caught on these two back components. Maneuvering around these can be tricky.
  • All of the tabs have now been released.

  • When trying to completely remove the cover, it gets caught on these two back components. Maneuvering around these can be tricky.

  • Push the cover to the right slightly and then push it backwards (out of the screen in this picture). This should give it some wiggle room. Repeat this as necessary.

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  • Now, pull the cover up and off.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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