Introduction

When paper isn't feeding into the printer correctly, it is possible that the rubber wheel on the feeder has come out of place. Under this circumstance, the paper feeder wouldn't need replacement, as it would be uneconomical to do so. Instead, you can tape it back in place without spending a penny.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the printer around so the printer's front is facing away from you.  Then, remove the rounded black panel from the paper guide by lifting it straight up. Left Panel
  • Turn the printer around so the printer's front is facing away from you. Then, remove the rounded black panel from the paper guide by lifting it straight up.

  • Left Panel

  • Right Panel

  • Printer Front

  • Back Panel

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Wedge the flat end of the spudger between the top of the “Parallel” cover and the right panel, and gently pry the upper edge cover away.  Completely remove the cover by hand if necessary.  The Parallel and USB ports should be exposed. Wedge the flat end of the spudger between the top of the “Parallel” cover and the right panel, and gently pry the upper edge cover away.  Completely remove the cover by hand if necessary.  The Parallel and USB ports should be exposed. Wedge the flat end of the spudger between the top of the “Parallel” cover and the right panel, and gently pry the upper edge cover away.  Completely remove the cover by hand if necessary.  The Parallel and USB ports should be exposed.
  • Wedge the flat end of the spudger between the top of the “Parallel” cover and the right panel, and gently pry the upper edge cover away. Completely remove the cover by hand if necessary. The Parallel and USB ports should be exposed.

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Next, turn the printer so that it's laying on its front side.
  • Next, turn the printer so that it's laying on its front side.

  • Locate the two plastic prongs on the bottom of the right panel.

  • Gently pinch the prongs together and push them with your fingers through the clips until they are free.

  • Do not use extreme force or bend the prongs in such a way that they break.

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Wedge a wide-tipped blue plastic opening tool inside the gray tab on the upper left-hand corner of the right panel, next to the arrow. Wedge a wide-tipped blue plastic opening tool inside the gray tab on the upper left-hand corner of the right panel, next to the arrow. Wedge a wide-tipped blue plastic opening tool inside the gray tab on the upper left-hand corner of the right panel, next to the arrow.
  • Wedge a wide-tipped blue plastic opening tool inside the gray tab on the upper left-hand corner of the right panel, next to the arrow.

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Push in the gray tab until it becomes separated from the rest of the panel. Push in the gray tab until it becomes separated from the rest of the panel.
  • Push in the gray tab until it becomes separated from the rest of the panel.

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Set the printer back down on its bottom. Wedge one of the blue plastic separators between the back of the right panel and the rest of the printer’s housing to keep it separated.
  • Set the printer back down on its bottom.

  • Wedge one of the blue plastic separators between the back of the right panel and the rest of the printer’s housing to keep it separated.

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Turn the printer around so the front is facing toward you.
  • Turn the printer around so the front is facing toward you.

  • Open the printer’s cover, place your hand inside the right panel and unclip it from the rest of the printer with your thumb and forefinger.

  • Do not use extreme force when unclipping the panel.

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Wedge a blue plastic separator between the plastic housing and the rest of the right panel and push the panel out from the inside to free it.
  • Wedge a blue plastic separator between the plastic housing and the rest of the right panel and push the panel out from the inside to free it.

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Gently push the panel to the right to separate it from the printer.
  • Gently push the panel to the right to separate it from the printer.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to push the white button next to the ink cartridge carrier. Use the flat end of the spudger to push the white button next to the ink cartridge carrier.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to push the white button next to the ink cartridge carrier.

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Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier by hand to the left to gain access to the inside of the left panel.
  • Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier by hand to the left to gain access to the inside of the left panel.

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Turn the printer so that it's on its front side again.  Now there are two sets of prongs to undo for the left panel.  Repeat step #2 for each set of prongs. Do not use extreme force when removing the prongs.
  • Turn the printer so that it's on its front side again. Now there are two sets of prongs to undo for the left panel. Repeat step #2 for each set of prongs.

  • Do not use extreme force when removing the prongs.

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Wedge a blue plastic separator in the gray tab on the upper right-hand corner of the left panel. Unclip the panel from inside the printer, and remove it. Unclip the panel from inside the printer, and remove it.
  • Wedge a blue plastic separator in the gray tab on the upper right-hand corner of the left panel.

  • Unclip the panel from inside the printer, and remove it.

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Turn the printer around so the front is facing away.  Use three wide-tip blue plastic opening tools and place them inside the notches on the back panel of the printer. Turn the printer around so the front is facing away.  Use three wide-tip blue plastic opening tools and place them inside the notches on the back panel of the printer. Turn the printer around so the front is facing away.  Use three wide-tip blue plastic opening tools and place them inside the notches on the back panel of the printer.
  • Turn the printer around so the front is facing away. Use three wide-tip blue plastic opening tools and place them inside the notches on the back panel of the printer.

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Push on each notch until the retaining tabs are separated from the back plastic cover. Push on each notch until the retaining tabs are separated from the back plastic cover.
  • Push on each notch until the retaining tabs are separated from the back plastic cover.

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Turn the printer around so the front is facing you and gently push up on each tab of the front plastic panel, above the arrows.  Make sure the prongs are detached from the clips. Turn the printer around so the front is facing you and gently push up on each tab of the front plastic panel, above the arrows.  Make sure the prongs are detached from the clips.
  • Turn the printer around so the front is facing you and gently push up on each tab of the front plastic panel, above the arrows. Make sure the prongs are detached from the clips.

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Gently pull the plastic housing upward to remove the back panel and reveal the inner components of the printer. Gently pull the plastic housing upward to remove the back panel and reveal the inner components of the printer. Gently pull the plastic housing upward to remove the back panel and reveal the inner components of the printer.
  • Gently pull the plastic housing upward to remove the back panel and reveal the inner components of the printer.

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Once you’ve turned the printer around so the back is faced towards you, locate the screw at the bottom left-hand corner of the paper feeder and unscrew it with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Once you’ve turned the printer around so the back is faced towards you, locate the screw at the bottom left-hand corner of the paper feeder and unscrew it with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Unscrew the second screw securing the bottom-right hand corner of the feeder. The screw is integrated into the back of the printer and is supported by a washer.
  • Unscrew the second screw securing the bottom-right hand corner of the feeder. The screw is integrated into the back of the printer and is supported by a washer.

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Locate and unscrew the third and final screw underneath the feeder at the bottom left-hand side.
  • Locate and unscrew the third and final screw underneath the feeder at the bottom left-hand side.

  • This picture shows the location (hole) of the screw, not the screw it self, when the feeder is removed. It is difficult to show clearly when the feeder is in place.

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Gently remove the feeder from its place and set it aside from the printer.
  • Gently remove the feeder from its place and set it aside from the printer.

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When the grey, rubber wheel comes out of place, use tape, glue, or whatever means you find necessary to keep it in the position shown here.
  • When the grey, rubber wheel comes out of place, use tape, glue, or whatever means you find necessary to keep it in the position shown here.

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Conclusion

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

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