Introduction

If there are communication problems between the computer and printer, replacing the motherboard is an option to consider in order to fix this problem. The motherboard controls all operations and functions of the printer enabling it to run properly and communicate with the computer.

Parts

No parts required.

Open the front access panel by placing your finger in the front slot and pulling gently.
  • Open the front access panel by placing your finger in the front slot and pulling gently.

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Open the protective lid that is covering the glass. Press gently against the base of the panel to remove the lid from the rest of the printer.
  • Open the protective lid that is covering the glass. Press gently against the base of the panel to remove the lid from the rest of the printer.

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Remove the four 9mm T10 Torx screws on the top. Remove the four 9mm T10 Torx screws on the top. Remove the four 9mm T10 Torx screws on the top.
  • Remove the four 9mm T10 Torx screws on the top.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Carefully lift the top panel off of the printer. Do not tear or damage the two cables that connect the top lid to the motherboard.
  • Carefully lift the top panel off of the printer.

  • Do not tear or damage the two cables that connect the top lid to the motherboard.

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Remove the two cables by gripping each one close to their connection ports on the motherboard and gently disconnecting them. Remove the two cables by gripping each one close to their connection ports on the motherboard and gently disconnecting them. Remove the two cables by gripping each one close to their connection ports on the motherboard and gently disconnecting them.
  • Remove the two cables by gripping each one close to their connection ports on the motherboard and gently disconnecting them.

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The mother board is located at the back of the printer. The mother board is located at the back of the printer.
  • The mother board is located at the back of the printer.

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Take note of the wire's location and orientation as this will be important to properly reassemble your device. Remove all of the wires connected to the mother board. There are seven in total. Remove all of the wires connected to the mother board. There are seven in total.
  • Take note of the wire's location and orientation as this will be important to properly reassemble your device.

  • Remove all of the wires connected to the mother board. There are seven in total.

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Remove the three 9mm T10 Torx screws that hold the motherboard to the body of the printer Remove the three 9mm T10 Torx screws that hold the motherboard to the body of the printer
  • Remove the three 9mm T10 Torx screws that hold the motherboard to the body of the printer

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At this point, the mother board should be free of all connections from the rest of the printer.
  • At this point, the mother board should be free of all connections from the rest of the printer.

  • Remove and replace the mother board with the new one.

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Conclusion

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

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ok so ineed to replace the Motherboard -- where do I get this board and what is the cost?

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