Introduction

This replacement is moderately difficult to complete, and requires about one hour of time. These belts often become worn down because they are in constant motion when the printer is printing. Replacing a worn down or broken belt will add years to the printer's lifespan.

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  • Begin to disassemble the printer by disconnecting from all power sources and computers. Keep cords separate and allow the printer to cool for 5 minutes.

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  • Flip the printer upside down and locate the cover on the left hand side. It is rectangular shape and is held in place by two screws. Unscrew these screws and take off cover.

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  • To release the tray from the printer, you must manually pull it out. Hold the tray and push towards one side of the printer. Then pull away from the printer towards the other side. Keep output tray separate.

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  • Turn the printer upside down. Locate the four screws holding the cover in place. These will be on the edges of the cover.

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  • Unscrew the four screws, keeping them separate. Turn the printer back right side up

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  • Place fingers on the edge of the red cover. Begin to pull upwards to release the top portion, working your way around the printer. Make sure that it does not fall back into place.

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  • Once the top is loose, there will still be a connection wire between the printer and the cover. This wire will be about one inch wide and white, located under the buttons.

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  • Detach the wire from the printer by pulling the blue-sealed end from the white holder.

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  • The hard drive is in the upper left hand corner of the printer. Locate, then unscrew, the three screws that are holding it in place. Take not of the size of the screws and where they were located.

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  • Pull the narrower cord out of its connection, holding the blue-sealed end.

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  • Move the hard drive forward and angle downwards so that the larger cord is easier to hold. Pull out of connection holding the cord from the blue-sealed end.

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  • The hard drive will remain loosely attached because of the wires. Do not disconnect these, but lift out of the printer.

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  • Locate the belt, and the wheel it is around. The wheel will be on top of the metal piece on the far right side.

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  • Pull the belt tightly to this side, creating enough slack to lift the belt from the wheel.

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  • Push the ink cartridge to the center of the printer so that the wheel on the opposite side is visible. Then lift the belt from that wheel.

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  • Locate the narrow hard drive on the left side of the printer. Unscrew the screw holding it in place, then disconnect the cord.

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  • Remove the hard drive, keeping separate from printer.

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  • Unscrew the screws that are holding the metal structure in place. This includes the screw that is on the right side near the wheel the carriage driver belt was around. Be sure to note the size of the screws and where they go.

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  • On the left side, between the wall of the printer and the metal piece, there will be a spring connecting the two. Use the tweezers to detach the spring and keep separate.

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  • On the right side of the printer there will also be a spring. Again, disconnect this spring using the tweezers.

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  • Now releasing the metal structure will be possible. On the left side of the structure, locate the wheel that the Carriage Driver Belt was around. Push this wheel through the larger opening it sits in.

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  • Lift the metal structure from the printer, which will include the ink cartridge holders.

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  • Locate the metal bar that will be running parallel to the metal structure that was just removed. Locate the washer at one end.

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  • Use the tweezers to pry off the washer, then slide the belt out. Lift the ink cartridge holder from the metal piece, separating the two.

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  • Locate the white, ink cartridge holder. Find the three connections to the black part, this will be towards the base where the white paper is.

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  • Push the white connections out of where they are held in the black part. This will detach the cartridge holder.

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  • On the cartridge holder, locate the screws holding the green hard drive in place. Unscrew these screws.

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  • On the front portion, detach the white paper from the holder. There will be six tabs that can be pushed though the paper to do this.

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  • Thread the white paper through the whole so that the latch holding the cartridge belt is visible.

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  • Locating where the belt is held in place, there will be a metal cover protecting it. To remove this piece, use the tweezers to push the tabs holding it in place off.

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  • This will release the belt. Discard the old belt and place the new one on.

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Conclusion

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

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