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Remove Outer Case

Member-Contributed Guide

Member-Contributed Guide

An awesome member of our community made this guide. It is not managed by iFixit staff.

In order to do many repairs, you need to remove the front, side and rear panels. Many clips are hard to locate without first disassembling it!

Step 1 Remove the output tray  ¶ 

Depress the two clips at the rear of the output tray, and pull the tray forward. Rest the printer on its rear panel, depress the two clips under the tray, and slide the white support clear of the tray. Pull the output tray clear.

Step 1 Remove the output tray  ¶ 

  • Depress the two clips at the rear of the output tray, and pull the tray forward.

  • Rest the printer on its rear panel, depress the two clips under the tray, and slide the white support clear of the tray.

  • Pull the output tray clear.

Step 2 Remove the right hand side panel.  ¶ 

Remove the single silver screw (pictured)

Step 2 Remove the right hand side panel.  ¶ 

  • Remove the single silver screw (pictured)

  • Remove the two screws from the rear left-hand side (right hand when viewed from the front)

Step 3 Remove the Right-Hand Side Panel (cont.)  ¶ 

Release the one clip on the inside front of the panel. Release the two clips on the underside of the printer. Release the two clips on the underside of the printer.

Step 3 Remove the Right-Hand Side Panel (cont.)  ¶ 

  • Release the one clip on the inside front of the panel.

  • Release the two clips on the underside of the printer.

Step 4 Remove the Right-Hand Side Panel (cont)  ¶ 

Pull outwards on the front to release a hidden clip. Rotate the panel outwards until the clips on the rear of the panel detach.

Step 4 Remove the Right-Hand Side Panel (cont)  ¶ 

  • Pull outwards on the front to release a hidden clip.

  • Rotate the panel outwards until the clips on the rear of the panel detach.

  • If the panel doesn't detach easily, it may help to remove the screws securing the back panel first.

Step 5 Remove the rear panel  ¶ 

Remove the remaining screws on the rear of the printer.

Step 5 Remove the rear panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the remaining screws on the rear of the printer.

  • Release the two clips on the underside of the printer.

  • Detach the rear panel.

Step 6 Remove the power button cover  ¶ 

Using multple tools and considerable force, unclip the power button cover from the bottom. Concentrate on the points marked with arrows. This is the location of the clips. Forcing a plastic spudger in at these points should release this cover. Concentrate on the points marked with arrows. This is the location of the clips. Forcing a plastic spudger in at these points should release this cover.

Step 6 Remove the power button cover  ¶ 

  • Using multple tools and considerable force, unclip the power button cover from the bottom.

  • Concentrate on the points marked with arrows. This is the location of the clips. Forcing a plastic spudger in at these points should release this cover.

Step 7 Remove left-hand quarter trim  ¶ 

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Step 7 Remove left-hand quarter trim  ¶ 

  • Release trims in the left-hadn quater panel

  • There are clips on the side, underneath, and two from the top.

Step 8 Detach the front door.  ¶ 

Detach the NFC connector from the circuitboard, (Socket location marked in red) and pull the cable free from its restraints. Bend the flexible flap attached to the front door upwards, then pull the studs free from the guides.

Step 8 Detach the front door.  ¶ 

  • Detach the NFC connector from the circuitboard, (Socket location marked in red) and pull the cable free from its restraints.

  • Bend the flexible flap attached to the front door upwards, then pull the studs free from the guides.

  • Pull the three hinges out of their clamps, and remove the front door.

Step 9 Remove the Front Panel  ¶ 

Remove the power button, door sensor, and USB cables from the circuit board. Slide back the catch on the Ctrl Panel socket, and remove the flat-flex. Many repairs may not require this panel to be fully removed, so these cables may be left attached, if care is taken not to damage them.

Step 9 Remove the Front Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the power button, door sensor, and USB cables from the circuit board.

  • Slide back the catch on the Ctrl Panel socket, and remove the flat-flex.

  • Many repairs may not require this panel to be fully removed, so these cables may be left attached, if care is taken not to damage them.

  • Remove the 2 screws on the front left, and the one on the front right.

  • Release the clips in the paper output area

  • Release the two clips on the underside of the printer.

  • Pull the front panel free.