Introduction

If the printer does not sound like it is running smoothly when printing or is not printing as cleanly as desired, consider buying some grease and using this guide to ease printhead mobility.

Shut the device off.
  • Shut the device off.

  • Lift the top cover of the scanner.

  • Carefully, pry the plastic frame surrounding the glass away from the printer hood using a plastic prying tool.

  • Pull the frame out.

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Unscrew the two screws that fasten the frame to the printer hood. Use a T10 screwdriver
  • Unscrew the two screws that fasten the frame to the printer hood. Use a T10 screwdriver

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

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  • Remove the two screws on the front of the printer with a T10 screwdriver.

    • The first is inside the power button panel space and the second is across the printer slider.

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  • Pull the circuit board from the power button panel space.

  • 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 rainbow connector from the back of the circuit board.

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  • Press the clip directly behind the TouchSmart panel and pull the panel up.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable from the TouchSmart panel. This detaches the panel from the printer body.

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

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  • Grip the printer hood and pull upward.

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  • Apply a small amount of grease, carefully, to the metallic printhead track.

    • The grease will reduce the friction between the track and the printhead, improving mobility.

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Conclusion

To put the printer back together, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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The question is how to clean the Printer Head, unfortunately the site refers you to this page which deals with lubricating the track. It does not address the cleaning question or provide any guidance.

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