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Remove the corner cover shown in image. Once the screws are out, some fiddling should get it loose.
  • Remove the corner cover shown in image. Once the screws are out, some fiddling should get it loose.

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Remove the pictured screws and use a spudger to release the hooks highlighted in red. Remove the pictured screws and use a spudger to release the hooks highlighted in red.
  • Remove the pictured screws and use a spudger to release the hooks highlighted in red.

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The orange circled rocker is supposed to move once for every page spooled and momentarily press the button circled in red. When the lubricant between the gears mixes with dust it becomes sticky and the rocker does not behave as it should.
  • The orange circled rocker is supposed to move once for every page spooled and momentarily press the button circled in red. When the lubricant between the gears mixes with dust it becomes sticky and the rocker does not behave as it should.

  • You will know this is the case when the printer jams only if you have more than one piece of paper in tray 1. Otherwise you will only have one piece of paper to feed and it will not jam.

  • Either clean the residue, add a new spring, or replace the old spring with a new and stronger one.

  • In my case I did not want to disassemble the printer further, and happened to have an old spring lying around from an old car stereo.

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Conclusion

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

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Kevin T

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Thanks for writing this post. What is the size of the tension spring replacement I should look for? I don’t have any old stereos lying around to salvage from.

Stephen Leung - Reply

I'm not sure. You should probably look for something shorter than what's in the printer. That way when you install it, it will always be in tentsion. Better shorter and stiffer, since you can always strech and cut later.

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