Introduction

To replace the printhead, we will open the lid, disconnect the printhead and remove the retaining spring.

Image 1/2: Remove any media Image 2/2: Note: You can turn the light blue gear to force the spindle arms to remain apart, that way you don't have to hold them.
  • Release Side Tabs.

  • Remove any media

  • Note: You can turn the light blue gear to force the spindle arms to remain apart, that way you don't have to hold them.

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Image 1/3: Close the lid and slide the guard toward the back of the printer to free it. Image 2/3: Close the lid and slide the guard toward the back of the printer to free it. Image 3/3: Close the lid and slide the guard toward the back of the printer to free it.
  • Loosen the captured phillips screw to release the guard.

  • Close the lid and slide the guard toward the back of the printer to free it.

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Image 1/3: Remove the recessed Phillips Screw. It may not be possible to use a driver to remove this screw. Image 2/3: Gently unplug the two ribbon cables attached to the underside of the lid cover. Image 3/3: Note which direction the contacts on the ribbon cables are facing for reassembly.
  • Remove the 5 Phillips Screws.

  • Remove the recessed Phillips Screw. It may not be possible to use a driver to remove this screw.

  • Gently unplug the two ribbon cables attached to the underside of the lid cover.

  • Note which direction the contacts on the ribbon cables are facing for reassembly.

  • If there is enough slack on the ribbon cable traveling down the side of the printer, it is not necessary to unplug it. The lid may rest next to the printer.

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Image 1/2: Thread the grounding cable away from the printhead and the lid latches. Image 2/2: Thread the grounding cable away from the printhead and the lid latches.
  • Slide the grounding cable hook toward the front of the printer to release it from the retaining spring.

  • Thread the grounding cable away from the printhead and the lid latches.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to release the plastic tab holding in the retaining spring. Image 2/3: Once the edge of the retaining spring has cleared the plastic tab, you can slide the retaining spring out of the printer. Image 3/3: The retaining spring can only be removed out of one side of the printer.
  • Apply downward pressure on the retaining spring.

  • Use a spudger to release the plastic tab holding in the retaining spring.

  • Once the edge of the retaining spring has cleared the plastic tab, you can slide the retaining spring out of the printer.

  • The retaining spring can only be removed out of one side of the printer.

  • Clearing the plastic tab holding the retaining spring in place requires a fair bit of force and coordination. It is possible to damage the plastic tab.

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Image 1/3: Once the edge of the printhead is clear of the plastic tab, you can pull it away from the lid to give yourself more room. Image 2/3: Once the edge of the printhead is clear of the plastic tab, you can pull it away from the lid to give yourself more room. Image 3/3: Once the edge of the printhead is clear of the plastic tab, you can pull it away from the lid to give yourself more room.
  • Press the plastic tab holding the printhead in place.

  • Once the edge of the printhead is clear of the plastic tab, you can pull it away from the lid to give yourself more room.

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Image 1/3: It may be helpful to have the lid closed and latched during this step. Image 2/3: It may be helpful to have the lid closed and latched during this step. Image 3/3: It may be helpful to have the lid closed and latched during this step.
  • Gently remove the two cables on each end of the printhead.

  • It may be helpful to have the lid closed and latched during this step.

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Conclusion

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

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