I have removeed all the screws on the back cover but still can't get the cover off. I even took the screws on the hinge off. What else can I look for? the model is a MA2 Gateway told me that it was the same as an MX360
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I have a Lexmark X6570 All In One Wi-Fi model. Just had the problem
where I went to print and received an error message saying that the
cover was open (when it wasn't). I noticed that the back right hand
corner had slightly popped out of place for no apparent reason. Tried to
push it back into place with no luck.
Here's what happened and how to fix it:
There are two plastic hinges at the back of the 6500 series printers
that allow the top cover to open for access to the ink cartridge
carriage. The lower ends of the hinges are cylindrical shaped and each
contains a very stiff steel spring inside. They are designed to prop the
cover of the printer up and hold it open when opened. As the plastic
material ages, it may weaken and the tension of the internal spring may
break the round end of the hinge off. This causes the printer cover to
not fully close (even though it may appear so). There is a switch in the
main printer body that detects when the top cover it open (even
partially), and the printer won't work in this condition.
To fix this, open the top cover and carefully disconnect the 3 wire
harnesses and the ribbon cable that run from the top cover to the base
of the printer. Then remove the 'paper jam' hatch cover from the back of
the printer. There are two phillips screws on the back panel of the
pinter (one is located behind the paper jam hatch cover). Remove these
screws (they secure the plastic hinges in place). You should now be able
to lift the complete top cover/ scanner table assembly off the rest of
the printer. Look for a steel spring about 3 inches long...remove this
along with the round base of the hinge which may have broken off and
remained down inside the printer. Glue this piece back onto the end of
the hinge, but leave the spring out. Now reassemble the printer in the
reverse order of disassembly and you should be good to go. Note that the
top cover of the printer will not stay propped open on it's own with
the spring removed, but this is not really an issue.
I am not sure if new replacement hinges are readily available from Lexmark or other sources.
Depending on the brand, this "may" be possible. Look for a mounting bracket area on the side you want to change to. Is so, have someone help you, two person job!
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The left hinge breaks often enough that Brother changed the part number of the part. I hope that means the new part is stronger; I haven't seen one come back for a second repair. Assuming it's the larger, left hinge that's broken (It always is.), you need an LP2403001 HINGE ASSY L. You can find it from a servicing dealer or online, and it's easy to replace.
Look at the back of the machine and find two large phillips screws in holes. They keep the hinge blocks from coming up all the way out of the machine. Remove both of them and lift the top cover up until it's connected only by its cable. It might take a helper to hold the cover, but you need to unscrew the hinge assy. from the top. The three screws are obvious and easy to reach now that the cover is loose. Put the new hinge on, lower the top back down so the hinges drop into their holes, and put those screws back into the holes in back. You're done.
I took the hinge cover off to look for myself to see if there were in fact some set screws to tighten the monitor up. None were found, no suprise there. While on ebay ordering a new hinge set I noticed that the picture of the new hinges didn;t look the same as what I observed on the laptop. The pin on the right was sticking out on my lapto but in the picture on ebay it was flush.
I used a flat ended phillips tip screwdriver and pushed the pin back in while gently rocking the monitor back and forth. That seemed to solve the problem.
Let me know if you find a source for replacements. In the mean time, I kept my unit working by just removing the broken top half of the hinge. You have to remove 5 screws using a TORX T10 screwdriver. First remove the small plate covering the back of hinge on the outside. Then remove the two vertical screws at the top of the hinge up under the hinge lip. Then open the cover (be careful to hold it in place so as not to damage the three flex connections between the lid and body) and remove the other two screws at the top of the hinge. Remove the broken top half of the hinge and lower the cover back down. Until you find a replacement hinge, you can put a piece of heavy duty tape on the back where the hinge was.
Let me know if you find a source for replacements. In the mean time, I kept my unit working by just removing the broken top half of the hinge.
You have to remove 5 screws using a TORX T10 screwdriver. First remove the small plate covering the back of hinge on the outside. Then remove the two vertical screws at the top of the hinge up under the hinge lip. Then open the cover (be careful to hold it in place so as not to damage the three flex connections between the lid and body) and remove the other two screws at the top of the hinge. Remove the broken top half of the hinge and lower the cover back down. Until you find a replacement hinge, you can put a piece of heavy duty tape on the back where the hinge was.
Easy... The door alignment adjustment is done at the top hinge. Pull up a step-stool, then remove the hinge cover. Under there you'll see three screws, I think they're 5/16". Loosen these (since your door has dropped, they're probably already loose), then lift up on the door handle to align it with the other door... while keeping the door aligned, tighten the hinge screws (and put alot of torque on 'em to keep 'em from loosening in the future). Now just replace the hinge cover and your done!