Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the sponge rubber on the feed breakers in your printer. This is necessary if the text appears too far up or down on the paper when printing. If your printer does not feed the paper correctly or if it only empties a blank sheet despite full toner and correct settings, this fix may fix the problem.

It is recommended to replace the foam rubber directly with all feed breakers. Otherwise it may be that you have to repair again in the near future or the repair is not successful.

Before you start, turn off the printer and remove all cables
  • Before you start, turn off the printer and remove all cables

  • In order to work better, it is recommended to remove the paper from the rear and front paper feed.

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Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the Philips screw that holds the memory cover on the right side of the printer in place. Remove the memory cover. Remove the memory cover.
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the Philips screw that holds the memory cover on the right side of the printer in place.

  • Remove the memory cover.

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Open the cover to change the toner Remove the two Phillips screws that connect the top cover to the chassis.
  • Open the cover to change the toner

  • Remove the two Phillips screws that connect the top cover to the chassis.

  • Since the cover is in the way, you can put the screwdriver only diagonally on the screws. Be careful not to damage them.

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Remove the top cover from the printer. Lift the cover on the front to easily and easily remove it. Lift the cover on the front to easily and easily remove it.
  • Remove the top cover from the printer.

  • Lift the cover on the front to easily and easily remove it.

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To remove the side cover, the front paper feed must be opened. In addition, the front paper cassette must be removed by pulling out to release one of the clips. The cover is held in position by several clips. Removing the side cover is the hardest part of the guide. Using a spudger or a flat-head screwdriver you can easily loosen the clips (see picture 2). There are several clips around the cover. Only when all are solved, the side cover can be removed.
  • To remove the side cover, the front paper feed must be opened. In addition, the front paper cassette must be removed by pulling out to release one of the clips.

  • The cover is held in position by several clips. Removing the side cover is the hardest part of the guide.

  • Using a spudger or a flat-head screwdriver you can easily loosen the clips (see picture 2). There are several clips around the cover. Only when all are solved, the side cover can be removed.

  • Once all the clips have been released, you can fold the cover out of the front of the paper feeder (see picture 3).

  • Make sure you do not damage any clips when removing the cover!

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Remove all cables from the board. The green marked cables are very tight and difficult to loosen. Take your time and do not exercise too much violence.
  • Remove all cables from the board.

  • The green marked cables are very tight and difficult to loosen. Take your time and do not exercise too much violence.

  • Do not pull too hard on the cables as they may be damaged. Attempt to loosen the plugs with a spudger or flat-head screwdriver.

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Remove the three Philips screws securing the board
  • Remove the three Philips screws securing the board

  • Remove the board from the printer

  • The board is additionally held in place with a small hook. When you remove the board, you need to unhinge it.

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Remove the Phillips screw that secures the gear cover. Be sure to remove the cables from the bracket (green area)!
  • Remove the Phillips screw that secures the gear cover.

  • Be sure to remove the cables from the bracket (green area)!

  • Remove the gear cover.

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Here are the three intake breakers to work on in the next steps.
  • Here are the three intake breakers to work on in the next steps.

  • At the red marked areas usually sits black foam rubber. This causes the problem - over time, it becomes sticky, which causes the interruption of the indentation only delayed. Thus, the paper is fed too short / too far before the printing starts. This will move the text up or down.

  • In most cases, not every entry-breaker causes problems. Nevertheless, it is advisable to replace the foam rubber directly on all parts in order to permanently eliminate the problem.

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At this intake breaker the foam rubber is attached to the metal fork and not to the actual breaker. Thus, an expansion of the actual feed breaker is not essential. Use tweezers or small pliers to remove the small spring that connects the metal fork to the feed breaker.
  • At this intake breaker the foam rubber is attached to the metal fork and not to the actual breaker. Thus, an expansion of the actual feed breaker is not essential.

  • Use tweezers or small pliers to remove the small spring that connects the metal fork to the feed breaker.

  • Make sure that the spring does not fly away when removing!

  • In the picture you can already see the repaired component. Normally, black sponge rubber is applied to the green marked area.

  • Remove the metal fork.

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The green marked area usually contains black sponge rubber.
  • The green marked area usually contains black sponge rubber.

  • Use a slotted screwdriver, a spudger or something similar to remove the sponge rubber. .

  • Then clean the place to remove the glue residue. For cleaning, e.g. Brake cleaner or silicone spray can be used.

  • After the spot has been cleaned, new sponge rubber or something similar (e.g., felt or shrink tubing as shown in the picture) may be applied.

  • Before reinstalling, also clean the place where the sponge rubber has come into contact with the actual retraction breaker to remove the glue residue. This is described at step 14 and can be done in this feed breaker in the installed state.

  • After cleaning and replacing the sponge rubber, the metal fork can be reinstalled. To do this, follow step 10 in reverse order

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For the two remaining feed breakers, the foam rubber is located on the feed breaker itself. To remove it, these feed breakers must be removed.
  • For the two remaining feed breakers, the foam rubber is located on the feed breaker itself. To remove it, these feed breakers must be removed.

  • Remove the Philips screw and then remove the feed breaker

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Use tweezers or forceps to remove the spring that connects the metal fork to the feed breaker. Make sure that the spring does not fly away when removing!
  • Use tweezers or forceps to remove the spring that connects the metal fork to the feed breaker.

  • Make sure that the spring does not fly away when removing!

  • Then remove the metal fork.

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Use a slotted screwdriver, a spudger or something similar to remove the sponge rubber. Then clean the place to remove the glue residue. For cleaning, e.g. Brake cleaner or silicone spray can be used. After the site has been cleaned, new sponge rubber or something similar (e.g., felt or shrink tubing as shown in Figure 3) can be applied.
  • Use a slotted screwdriver, a spudger or something similar to remove the sponge rubber.

  • Then clean the place to remove the glue residue. For cleaning, e.g. Brake cleaner or silicone spray can be used.

  • After the site has been cleaned, new sponge rubber or something similar (e.g., felt or shrink tubing as shown in Figure 3) can be applied.

  • Before reinstalling, also clean the area where the sponge rubber has come into contact with the metal fork to remove the glue residue.

  • After cleaning and replacing the sponge rubber, the metal fork can be re-attached to the retraction breaker. To do this, follow step 13 in reverse order.

  • Then the feed breaker can be re-installed in the printer. To do this, follow step 12 in reverse order.

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Remove the plug that connects the feed breaker to the board. Then remove the Philips screw and remove the feed breaker.
  • Remove the plug that connects the feed breaker to the board.

  • Then remove the Philips screw and remove the feed breaker.

  • Then follow steps 13 and 14 to remove the metal fork and old sponge rubber. To reinstall the metal fork, follow step 13 in reverse order. To reinstall the feed breaker in the printer, follow this step in reverse order.

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Here is the finished result. On all three intake breakers, the old sponge rubber was removed and replaced. To check whether the repair was successful, you can press the metal fork against the feed breaker by hand. If you then let go off the metal fork, it should immediately jump back on the gear.
  • Here is the finished result. On all three intake breakers, the old sponge rubber was removed and replaced.

  • To check whether the repair was successful, you can press the metal fork against the feed breaker by hand. If you then let go off the metal fork, it should immediately jump back on the gear.

  • On the other hand, if the metal fork lingers briefly after being released and only returns with a delay, either the material that was used as a replacement is unsuitable or the area has not yet been completely cleaned of all adhesive residues. In this case, steps 10 and 11 or 12, 13 and 14 should be repeated again.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.

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