Introduction

In order to perform this installation see the guide for Removing Scanner Tray. After the scanner tray is removed the steps to replace the printer carriage are simple.

Remove the back panel by inserting your fingers into the indentations next to the tabs. Press the tabs inward towards each other while pulling the back panel toward you.
  • Remove the back panel by inserting your fingers into the indentations next to the tabs. Press the tabs inward towards each other while pulling the back panel toward you.

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Using the T10 Torx Security Bit Screwdriver, unscrew the screws on the upper left and right corners of the inner panel to remove the inner back panel. Using the T10 Torx Security Bit Screwdriver, unscrew the screws on the upper left and right corners of the inner panel to remove the inner back panel.
  • Using the T10 Torx Security Bit Screwdriver, unscrew the screws on the upper left and right corners of the inner panel to remove the inner back panel.

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Press down on the two plastic hinges to remove the upper portion of printer. Press down on the two plastic hinges to remove the upper portion of printer.
  • Press down on the two plastic hinges to remove the upper portion of printer.

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To unplug the speaker wire, grasp the plastic plug on the end of the speaker wire then gently pull the plug away from the printer until removed.
  • To unplug the speaker wire, grasp the plastic plug on the end of the speaker wire then gently pull the plug away from the printer until removed.

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Rotate the printer so the paper tray is facing towards you. Gently lift the scanner tray up and away from the printer.
  • Rotate the printer so the paper tray is facing towards you.

  • Gently lift the scanner tray up and away from the printer.

  • Press the gray plastic tabs inward toward to release the tabs from the printer.

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Returning to the back of the printer, remove the scanner from the back hinges.
  • Returning to the back of the printer, remove the scanner from the back hinges.

    • With pressure applied, the scanner will detach easily.

It would be easer to do steps 7 & 8 before step 6.

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Gently grasp and unplug the two white ribbon cables from the printer body.
  • Gently grasp and unplug the two white ribbon cables from the printer body.

    • Be sure to grasp the cable at the connector and not to pull on the wires themselves.

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Unplug the white plastic multi-wire connector with the orange, black, red, and brown wires from it's port.
  • Unplug the white plastic multi-wire connector with the orange, black, red, and brown wires from it's port.

    • Be sure to grasp the white connector and not to pull on the wires themselves.

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Detach the scanner tray from the printer by lifting the scanner tray off the printer body.
  • Detach the scanner tray from the printer by lifting the scanner tray off the printer body.

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Remove printer carriage cover by unscrewing 4 black coarse thread T-10 torx screws marked with red circles.
  • Remove printer carriage cover by unscrewing 4 black coarse thread T-10 torx screws marked with red circles.

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Depress the plastic tabs marked in yellow to release the cover from the sides.
  • Depress the plastic tabs marked in yellow to release the cover from the sides.

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Slide the printer carriage to the center of the printer. Disconnect the printer carriage from the rod one side at a a time by pulling upward. Unhooking the printer carriage is difficult and will require a fair amount of force. The plastic strip that guides the carriage is fragile and can be broken easily.
  • Slide the printer carriage to the center of the printer. Disconnect the printer carriage from the rod one side at a a time by pulling upward.

    • Unhooking the printer carriage is difficult and will require a fair amount of force.

  • The plastic strip that guides the carriage is fragile and can be broken easily.

  • Pull carriage up from the bottom.

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Pull on the two white wire strips on the printer carriage to remove. Wire strips are fragile. Pull from connection to carriage and not the ribbon cable itself.
  • Pull on the two white wire strips on the printer carriage to remove.

    • Wire strips are fragile. Pull from connection to carriage and not the ribbon cable itself.

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Place new printer carriage on the carriage rod one side at a time. For proper reassembly, place the printer carriage’s black lip beneath the overhanging metal flap at the back of the printer. For proper reassembly, place the printer carriage’s black lip beneath the overhanging metal flap at the back of the printer.
  • Place new printer carriage on the carriage rod one side at a time.

  • For proper reassembly, place the printer carriage’s black lip beneath the overhanging metal flap at the back of the printer.

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Conclusion

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

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It would be a good idea to unhook the guide film whilst changing the carriage, then feeding it carefully through the IR head on the carriage PCB & re hooking it.

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