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HOw can I can dismantle this unit? I'd like clean it inside. Thanks for your help.

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Remove the cables (power and USB).

Remove the paper output tray by gently flexing the hinge tabs.

Remove the rear paper support by lifting it up and out.

Remove the front plastic panel. When you lift the scanner unit you will see 4 tabs (2 on each side at the top) which you need to depress and the panel will pop out.

Remove the side panels. Each panel is held with 3 screws at the front and 2 at the rear of the printer. Also remove the 2 screws fixing the direct print port to the left panel. The panels will come away with a bit of twisting.

Remove 2 vertical screws at the top rear corners of the scanner unit. The only things that now prevent the scanner unit being lifted clear are the cables that need to be disconnected.

Remove the screw holding a black wire to side panel (note this is a metal thread screw which is different to all the others you remove).

Unplug the 2 thin ribbon cables from the circuit board sockets by gently pulling them upwards using tweezers. Unplug the 3 other cables that plug into the circuit board. Be careful not to break anything associated with the circuit board. Make a drawing of the cable positions as they will need to be tucked and taped back into the correct places when reassembling otherwise the side panel will not fit back.

Lift off the scanner unit and set it aside.

Now that you can see inside, you can remove any foreign objects and debris and make some routine checks. Look for the large grey feed roller at the rear and slightly right of centre and clean the roller. Nearby is a delicate spring loaded black lever that interrupts a light sensor until the paper starts to feed. Check that it operates freely. Use cotton buds to remove ink that has accumulated around the areas near the print heads. In the back right corner is a large felt pad that absorbs waste ink. If it is completely saturated you may want to remove it, rinse it, dry it and replace it (this is a messy time consuming job so only do it if really necessary). To get to this pad or anything else deep in the works remove the appropriate screws. Just about everything that can now be removed is screwed to the base. I recommend making an outline drawing of the base and recording the position of any screws you remove to ensure they are all replaced before proceeding.
When you are satisfied, reassemble in the reverse order. Make sure you replace all screws and carefully reconnect all cables. Make sure the flat ribbon cables are fully in their sockets. If you have taken care and have no bits left over, you are ready to test the printer.

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