Introduction

Is your sharpener not working at all? Does it seem to be "dead"? Then you may need to follow these steps to replace the A/C motor on your Staples 34462 Electric Pencil Sharpener. See our troubleshooting guide for more information on this problem. Note that some soldering may be necessary to complete the steps in this guide. See iFixit's soldering guide for more tips and help on how to best accomplish this step.

Image 1/1: Beware of loose pencil shavings falling on your workspace.
  • Pull out the shavings tray from the pencil sharpener.

  • Beware of loose pencil shavings falling on your workspace.

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  • Turn the pencil sharpener on its side.

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Image 1/1: Using the plastic opening tool, remove the back plastic feet.
  • Using a Phillips00 screwdriver, remove the two front 11.6mm screws.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the back plastic feet.

  • After removing the back plastic feet, using a Phillips 00 screwdriver, remove the two back 11.6mm screws.

  • The hole is deeper than you may think. It may take some time to get the screwdriver to click in.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to pull too forcefully as the panels are connected by wires.
  • Carefully pull apart the bottom panel from the top panel.

  • Be careful not to pull too forcefully as the panels are connected by wires.

  • Beware of pencil shavings falling out onto your workspace.

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  • Using a Phillips00 screwdriver, remove two 8.9mm flat edge screws from the top section of the top panel.

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  • Using a Phillips00 screwdriver, remove two 10.3mm screws from the middle section of the top panel.

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  • Carefully pull the cover from the top panel and set it aside.

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  • Using a Philips 00 screwdriver, remove the six 9.87mm screws securing the gear housing.

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Image 1/1: The gears are lubricated by petroleum jelly.
  • Carefully pull apart the gear housing's panels.

  • The gears are lubricated by petroleum jelly.

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  • Using a Philips 00 screwdriver, remove the first 10.3mm screw attaching the A/C motor to the panel.

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Image 1/1: To ease reassembly, note the orientation of the gear as you pry it free.
  • Gently pry the gear from the panel with a spudger to expose the second screw holding the electric A/C motor to the panel.

  • To ease reassembly, note the orientation of the gear as you pry it free.

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  • Using a Philips 00 screwdriver, remove the second 10.3mm screw securing the electric A/C motor to the panel.

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  • Pull out the electric A/C motor from the gear housing panel.

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Image 1/1: This step requires soldering. See iFixit's [guide|750|soldering guide] for more tips and information.
  • Using a soldering iron, carefully de-solder the two wires from the electric A/C motor.

  • This step requires soldering. See iFixit's soldering guide for more tips and information.

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Conclusion

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

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