Introduction

The feed rollers are 4 individual rubber coated rollers that pull the paper through the printer. To access the rollers, the scanner tray must be removed. Once the feed rollers are exposed, cleaning is simple and requires little time.

Parts

No parts required.

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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Using the T10 Torx Security Bit Screwdriver, remove the four black screws holding the printer carriage cover in place.
  • Using the T10 Torx Security Bit Screwdriver, remove the four black screws holding the printer carriage cover in place.

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Depress plastic tabs to release the cover from the sides.
  • Depress plastic tabs to release the cover from the sides.

  • There is nothing holding the left side panel in place, so pull it away from the printer body.

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Turn the smallest white plastic gear on the left side of the printer to rotate feed rollers.
  • Turn the smallest white plastic gear on the left side of the printer to rotate feed rollers.

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While rotating the feed rollers, clean them with purified or distilled water and a lint-free cloth.
  • While rotating the feed rollers, clean them with purified or distilled water and a lint-free cloth.

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Conclusion

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

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Nice instructions, but there's nothing here about the video card readers on the right front. Can't get the right-side panel off. Otherwise, the instructions are well displayed.

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