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Introduction

To replace the printhead, you need a thin pair of tweezers to get into some small crevasses and a screwdriver to remove screws. Make sure to extract all the ink cartridges from the carriage before starting the disassembly. Check out the troubleshooting page before replacing the printhead to make sure a replacement is absolutely necessary. Be prepared to get ink on your hands, as some components may have ink on them.

  1. Open the main lid as far as it will go.
    • Open the main lid as far as it will go.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry off the hinge on the right side by pushing it to the left and off the hook.

    • Open the lid further.

  2. Use a T9 torx screwdriver to remove a total of ten (10) 12mm screws from the main cover by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise. The two screws above the screen assembly are deep so you may need a long screwdriver. The two screws above the screen assembly are deep so you may need a long screwdriver.
    • Use a T9 torx screwdriver to remove a total of ten (10) 12mm screws from the main cover by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    • The two screws above the screen assembly are deep so you may need a long screwdriver.

  3. Grab the main cover and lift it up slightly.
    • Grab the main cover and lift it up slightly.

    • Do not pull too hard—there is a cable connecting the cover to the printer.

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  5. Grab the base of the white ribbon cable connecting the cover to the base of the printer and pull it out. Grab the base of the white ribbon cable connecting the cover to the base of the printer and pull it out.
    • Grab the base of the white ribbon cable connecting the cover to the base of the printer and pull it out.

  6. Using tweezers, pinch the top of the  spring located on the right side of the printhead. Pull the spring up and around the hook of the carriage to remove the spring from the printhead.
    • Using tweezers, pinch the top of the spring located on the right side of the printhead.

    • Pull the spring up and around the hook of the carriage to remove the spring from the printhead.

    • Use the same procedure to remove the left spring.

    • The springs may fly out of the printer once you remove them.

  7. Pinch the left most white cable located on the back of the printhead with your tweezers. Pull the cable to remove it from the printhead. Continue this process to remove all three white cable from the printhead.
    • Pinch the left most white cable located on the back of the printhead with your tweezers.

    • Pull the cable to remove it from the printhead.

    • Continue this process to remove all three white cable from the printhead.

  8. Lift the printhead off the printer to expose the last white cable. Pinch the the last cable with the tweezers. Pull the cable to disconnect it from the printhead.
    • Lift the printhead off the printer to expose the last white cable.

    • Pinch the the last cable with the tweezers.

    • Pull the cable to disconnect it from the printhead.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

The printhead replacement went smooth however, the printer will not now print and the print carriage slams into home position like it is trying to break through the side of the printer. What could be the problem?

Michael Cook - Reply

The location tape is upside down

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