Introduction

The motherboard connects and supplies power to every part of the printer. If your printer is unresponsive, then a connection may be faulty and you will need to remove the motherboard to assess what is wrong.

  1. Check to make sure the printer is unplugged to prevent electric shock.
    • Check to make sure the printer is unplugged to prevent electric shock.

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  2. Align your printer so that the front buttons face to the right.
    • Align your printer so that the front buttons face to the right.

    • Remove the 3mm Phillips #2 screw in the hole in the top left corner. This screw attaches the side panel to the printer.

    • Store the screws in a safe place so you can access them later.

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    • Flip and remove the top of the printer up so that you can see the inside.

    • There is a white strip in the top right corner of the printer called the ribbon cable.

    • Make sure that the ribbon cable does not detach from the printer to prevent damaging the connection.

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    • Align the printer so the front button panel faces to the right.

    • Remove the 3mm Phillips #2 screw on the side of the printer in the top left corner.

    • Store the screw in a safe place so you can access it later.

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    • Take the right side of the bar of plastic that runs across the top of the inside of the printer and push it towards the left side of the printer.

    • Take the left side of the bar and push it to the left and then to the right.

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    • Using your hands, detach the side panel from the printer.

    • Take extra care with the locking mechanisms, which help keep the side panel on the printer.

    • You may need to use the plastic opening tools to pry apart the locking mechanisms.

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    • Remove the two 3mm Phillips #2 screws attaching motherboard to the printer.

    • Store the screws in a safe place so you can access them later.

    • The motherboard can now be removed from the printer.

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Conclusion

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

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