Question about Brother MFC-8840D All-In-One Laser Printer
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.
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.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
Just a note: you can buy this part for less than half that price:
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
You can also find the Brother LP2403001 here: http://salestores.com/brotherlp240.html
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
After replacing hinge on cover, Auto Documents will not feed on nMFC-8440
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
The new hinge part only appears to be stuck in the open position due to the spring tension needed in the assembly. the tension is used so that the lid wont seem as heavy to lift normally. hence, without the lid, it hinge by itself has no load and will just push itself open all the way. -- thx yumbrad for the low cost link to this hinge.
Posted on May 20, 2008
Thank you ! I'm so glad I found this site!
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
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