Lift the top cover of the scanner. Using a small plastic prying tool, carefully pry the plastic frame surrounding the glass from the printer hood. Pry the side piece from the printer hood.
  • Lift the top cover of the scanner.

  • Using a small plastic prying tool, carefully pry the plastic frame surrounding the glass from the printer hood.

  • Pry the side piece from the printer hood.

  • Pull the frame out.

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Using a T10 screwdriver, unscrew the two screws that fasten the frame to the printer hood.
  • Using a T10 screwdriver, unscrew the two screws that fasten the frame to the printer hood.

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Pushing the clip behind the cover piece in, pull the cover piece outwards. Pushing the clip behind the cover piece in, pull the cover piece outwards.
  • Pushing the clip behind the cover piece in, pull the cover piece outwards.

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There are two screws under where the power button panel was and across the printer slider. Unscrew them with a T10 screwdriver. There are two screws under where the power button panel was and across the printer slider. Unscrew them with a T10 screwdriver.
  • There are two screws under where the power button panel was and across the printer slider. Unscrew them with a T10 screwdriver.

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Pull the printed circuit board from the main printer body.
  • Pull the printed circuit board from the main printer body.

  • Unplug the small ribbon cable from the circuit board.

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Pull the memory card reader's circuit board out of its slot. Detach the wire harness.
  • Pull the memory card reader's circuit board out of its slot.

  • Detach the wire harness.

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Press the clip directly behind the TouchSmart panel. Pull the clip to detach.
  • Press the clip directly behind the TouchSmart panel.

  • Pull the clip to detach.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable from the TouchSmart panel to detach from the main printer body.

  • Do not hesitate to use force to remove the TouchSmart panel.

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Gripping the printer hood, pull upward.
  • Gripping the printer hood, pull upward.

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Ribbon Cables connect electronics to one another and flat in appearance and flexible.
  • Ribbon Cables connect electronics to one another and flat in appearance and flexible.

  • There are many ribbon cables throughout the printer. After opening up the casing of the printer the ones that are easily accessible are the ones that need cleaning. They all require the basic process to clean.

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In order to remove a ribbon cable pull the cable out of its port with a moderate amount of force. Remember the orientation of the cable if you can.
  • In order to remove a ribbon cable pull the cable out of its port with a moderate amount of force. Remember the orientation of the cable if you can.

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After the cable is removed use compressed air to clear dust out of the port, and a dry soft cloth to clean the end of the cable.
  • After the cable is removed use compressed air to clear dust out of the port, and a dry soft cloth to clean the end of the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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Great guide!

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