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How do I replace a formatter board on an HP 3005N. It is out of warranty and I don't want to take it to a retailer to fix. Thanks

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  • kmmoore Jun 15, 2009

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your help. I will give it a try.



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Hi there Fairly simple process romve the right hand side cover (slide to the back of the printer and lift off) open the formatter board protection cover hindged at the back then disconnect all cables and remove the formatter board Regards AL "alstech"

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

  • Alan Rothery Jun 15, 2009

    if you need a manaual mail me on i will send you a copy



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