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Broken Hinges I have a Like new MFC-3820CN. The hinges, both sides, have broken. And after a close inspection, I really can not understand, HOW THEY WOUL NOT BREAK. So here is my question. Where can a person in California obtain new hinges? Is this thing now junk? I mean if it has pronted 30 sheets of paper I would be surprised.

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I removed the hinges and drilled the flat end of them with a half inch drill. There is a spring inside that needs to be removed. It works fine now, except that the lid needs to be propped open when changing ink ( I use a plastic chop stick for this purpose).

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Repair hinges with super glue or fabricate something but parts of this nature are out- no way Look for one somewhere that has expired for other reasons and acquire the scrap for parts

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