Introdução

If the printer does not sound like it is running smoothly when printing or is not printing as cleanly as desired, consider buying some grease and using this guide to ease printhead mobility.

Lift the top cover of the scanner. Using a small plastic prying tool, carefully pry the plastic frame surrounding the glass from the printer hood. Pry the side piece from the printer hood.
  • Lift the top cover of the scanner.

  • Using a small plastic prying tool, carefully pry the plastic frame surrounding the glass from the printer hood.

  • Pry the side piece from the printer hood.

  • Pull the frame out.

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Using a T10 screwdriver, unscrew the two screws that fasten the frame to the printer hood.
  • Using a T10 screwdriver, unscrew the two screws that fasten the frame to the printer hood.

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Pushing the clip behind the cover piece in, pull the cover piece outwards. Pushing the clip behind the cover piece in, pull the cover piece outwards.
  • 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. The first is inside the power button panel space and the second is across the printer slider. Unscrew them with a T10 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws on the front of the printer.

    • The first is inside the power button panel space and the second is across the printer slider. Unscrew them with a T10 screwdriver.

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Pull the circuit board from the power button panel space.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Gripping the printer hood, pull upward.
  • Gripping the printer hood, pull upward.

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Apply a small amount of grease, carefully, to the metallic printhead track. The grease will reduce the friction between the track and the printhead, improving mobility.
  • Apply a small amount of grease, carefully, to the metallic printhead track.

    • The grease will reduce the friction between the track and the printhead, improving mobility.

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Conclusão

To put the printer back together, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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The question is how to clean the Printer Head, unfortunately the site refers you to this page which deals with lubricating the track. It does not address the cleaning question or provide any guidance.

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