The process of removing covers and simple internal components requires minimal technical experience.

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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To reassemble, simply follow the steps in reverse order.

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Excellent helpful easy to follow instructions. Thanks.

In step 7, removal of the Touch Pad, I was not able to locate the release clip. Feeling around, what I thought was the latch was a ribbon cable that I distorted but didn't destroy. The top came off without the Touch Pad removal. Once the top was off, I located a latch on the back right of the Touch Pad, but once released, it didn't help to free up the Touch Pad. I couldn't get the Touch Pad off.

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