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Doc cover open

Hi! my MFC-8840D SAYS: DOC COVER OPEN. and solution you have is to replace the left hinge. is it easy to replace it? or do i have to bring it to a technician? if i can do it myself - then, i can go ahead and order the hinge from you. my email is: jacklynfinds@yahoo.com

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    how did you resolve the problem?



    Please le me know, my email adds msousa4u@aol.com

  • jack-lyn Jan 01, 2008

    comment very helpful. short and clear. thanks much. MORE POWER.

  • sidc Jan 01, 2008

    The left hinge on my brother MFC-8840DN is broken. Where can I order a new hinge?

  • MetalJazz Jan 05, 2008

    Soulvisitor, thanks for posting this solution.  I'm having the same problem, and I can see that the left hinge of the ADF is broken.  


    If I order the part you've included the photo of, how would I install it?  From looking at my printer, it looks as if I would:


    -  Life the whole ADF off and out of the top of the flatbed casing (it looks like the ADF is just held in place by plastic "posts" that fit into the top of the case (?) )
    - Unscrew and remove the broken hinge
    - Screw in the replacement hinge,
    - Attach the ADF to the top of the flatbed casing by fitting the plastic posts back in their "sockets" in the top of the flatbed case


    Can you tell me if this correct, and if you have any additional tips?  I've never made this type of repair before.


    Thanks,
    Barb  

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I have the same problem the left hinge is broken is it hard to replace and can I order the part from Dell. Please answer ASAP

    Thanks

    Jim Smithson

    Focus Realty

    Jim@focusrealty.biz

    Cell: 901-371-7905

  • spoiler1969 Feb 26, 2008

    i need to order a left hinge cause machine say doc cover open thorn_1969@yahoo.com

  • VIKASG Feb 28, 2008

    I AM GETTING THE MASSAGE " CHECK ORIGINAL", I SAW THE HINGES ON THE LEFT SIDE IS BROKEN. CAN I ORDER FROM YOU? AND HOW MUCH FOR IT?
    THANKS!
    VIKASG

  • timmy_c Mar 23, 2008

    I seem to have the same problem. Where can I order a new hinge - can I do it online?

  • anthro Jan 19, 2009

    would someone please let me know from whear I could get any drawings or pictures showing how to replace the left hinge? 

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3 screws easy fixdoc cover open - f5f7046.jpgno tec needed bout 25 bucks for hinge see my other post re this problem 8025, 8820,8840,8225 same same

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Dec 28, 2007

    fixya or I dont sell parts, if it is hinge then you should see crack in it

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    Soulvisitor Jan 05, 2008

    posted by MetalJazz on Jan 05, 2008
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    In a post here, Soulvisitor gave a solution to someone else's problem that also helped me. My Brother MFC-8820D is also showing "Doc. Cover Open" message in the LCD when it's first turned on. Pressing a small black lever at the back left side of the underside of the cover is the only thing that will clear the message, but, no matter what, the ADF will not work at all. The problem seems to be due to a broken left-side hinge of the ADF.

    Soulvisitor posted this photo of the replacement hinge that is needed:





    I can easily order this part. However, how would I install it? From looking at my printer, it looks as if I would:

    1) Lift the whole ADF off and out of the top of the flatbed casing. It looks like the ADF is just held in place by plastic "posts" that fit into the top of the case (?),

    2) Unscrew and remove the broken hinge,

    3) Screw in the replacement hinge,

    4) Attach the ADF to the top of the flatbed casing by fitting the plastic posts back in their "sockets",

    Can anyone tell me if this correct, and if there are any additional tips? I've never made this type of repair before.

    Thanks,
    Barb








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    Solution #1
    posted on Jan 05, 2008





    Soulvisitor

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    Look at back of machine and at your new hinge, note the screw hole, if you undo both of those on the back of the printer, entire doc feed will come up and out, BECAREFULL just lift A LITTLE is enough to enable hinge base to be free of sockets (many cables attached) and place doc unit slightly sideways on copy glass to enable yourself access to 3 screws that hold hinge.


    Comment by Soulvisitor, posted on Jan 05, 2008
    The Hinge is the plastic post. Yes Barb you will be right your instructions are sound just remove lock screws first.


    Comment by Soulvisitor, posted on Jan 05, 2008
    When you pull the doc feeder out the hinge that is broken may leak springs and bits but fear not for the bits cause you have the new one.

    lock screw marked with x

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