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Cleaning the Flatbed Glass

I need to clean the flatbed scanner glass from inside of my C6180. Can someone please advise on how to get there?

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Expanding on unicomuss solution : if you carefully pry off the plate covering the front panel buttons, you will find 2 more screws holding the glass plastic retainer down. I was able to remove all the screws in the feeder and the glass retainer and remove it completely for cleaning.

Posted on Nov 19, 2011

I have the same issue. The underside of the glass has collect a lot of dust and the pictures look terrible when I scan using the HP Photosmart C6180.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    Follow this link:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Tec...
    There is a detailed description of how to open and clean the feeder. But you will also see screws there. These screws have a 'star' profile so you will need a special screw driver.
    First, turn the printer off. Open the feeder and on the back there is a plastic cover hiding connector tape. The part with stripes must be gently pushed and the cover removed, then the wire tape disconnected (you won't be able to remove the feeder otherwise! Do not use any power! you may break the plastic parts!). After you had disconnected the feeder, unscrew the 2 srews at the back and 1 screw in the front. Now you should be able to remove the feeder gently by pulling slightly up. WATCH your steps carefully and order the screws to able to assemble the parts back together! After that there are some more screws holding the flatbed. After you have removed the screws it will easier for you pull the glass with some force BUT carefully to the left (it is like a drawer). Do not hast, it may take some time (I couldn't find the way to remove the plastic cover holding the glass completely, but I managed to withdraw the glass, clean it and push it gently back. I also cleaned the plastic parts below the glass / be careful with the connector tapes! Good luck! PS: if you do not trust your skills, you'd better call a specialist.

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We cannot clean inside the flatbed scanner glass, it is not a removable part.

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Read this entire comment first...then start your procedures!

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