Introduction

The buttons on the front of the printer initiate various functions such as turning the power on, cancelling an action, or adjusting settings. If the buttons get damaged and become unresponsive, then they may need to be cleaned or replaced.

Before beginning, make sure the printer is unplugged and turned off to avoid electric shock.
  • Before beginning, make sure the printer is unplugged and turned off to avoid electric shock.

  • Lift the top of the printer to see the inside.

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Locate the control panel, the part of the printer with the buttons on it. Push the control panel away from the outside of the printer, taking the panel out of the holes that hold it in place. Repeat the above step for the other side of the control panel.
  • Locate the control panel, the part of the printer with the buttons on it.

  • Push the control panel away from the outside of the printer, taking the panel out of the holes that hold it in place.

  • Repeat the above step for the other side of the control panel.

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The front control panel is attached to the printer on both sides by a grey piece of plastic that runs on a track. Remove the control panel from the track by pushing it away from the track on both sides. The ribbon cable on the left side of the control panel, also known as the ribbon cable, must stay attached to the printer. If the cable becomes detached the front buttons will not be responsive.
  • The front control panel is attached to the printer on both sides by a grey piece of plastic that runs on a track. Remove the control panel from the track by pushing it away from the track on both sides.

  • The ribbon cable on the left side of the control panel, also known as the ribbon cable, must stay attached to the printer. If the cable becomes detached the front buttons will not be responsive.

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With tools and Fix Kits
Flip the detached control panel over so that the buttons are facing down.
  • Flip the detached control panel over so that the buttons are facing down.

  • Remove the two 3mm Phillips #2 screws from the back of the control panel.

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Lift up the gray plastic piece.
  • Lift up the gray plastic piece.

  • Remove the 3mm Phillips #2 screw.

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Split the control panel in half by gently pulling on both sides of the seam that runs through the control panel.
  • Split the control panel in half by gently pulling on both sides of the seam that runs through the control panel.

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Separate the two pieces to reveal the green circuit board. Be sure to not detach the circuit board from the white tap.
  • Separate the two pieces to reveal the green circuit board.

  • Be sure to not detach the circuit board from the white tap.

  • Remove the green circuit board by lifting it up gently with your hands.

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Remove the buttons with the plastic opening tool by pressing the front panel down and lifting the buttons up.
  • Remove the buttons with the plastic opening tool by pressing the front panel down and lifting the buttons up.

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Conclusion

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

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