Question about Epson Stylus CX3810 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Do you have a do-it-yourself work-around remedy for a printer whose design allows the user to look down into the loading part of the paper path, but not inside its interior? That is, if no apparent blockage is visible, how can I access further down into the paper path to clear any debris or other particles? The machine's insides seem protected by manufacturer's screws which themselves are capped by hard plastic that require special tools to remove. It seems to be a situation that leaves me no choices beyond visiting an expensive professional repair shop or buying another printer.
I had a small piece of plastic get jammed in the mechanism that loads the paper, it is a pretty simple fix as long as you are careful about organizing parts as you remove them.
Step 1: remove the small plastic panel where the usb connects, this exposes all the wiring for the scanner, you will need to carefully remove 2 plastic connectors each with four or five wire, then remove the ribbon cable from the slot. There is a screw in a clamp that holds it tight, loosen that and make sure all the wires are clear. Moving that ribbon cable will expose a screw holding the scanner on, remove that screw, then look at the other hinge, remove the screw on top and the scanner assembly should just slide off, be mindful of the wires while you do this.
Step 2: remove the control pannel, slide the control pannel towards the back of printer, it should just slide out, disconnect the ribbon cable and set it aside.
Step 3: Remove all the screws from the top cowl, should be seven screws total, i just leave them in the deep slots and keep the piece level as I remove it. That should give you access to the internals to remove anything that was jammed in the printer.
Note: Any time I do a project like this I always make sure to lay out all my screw visually in the same way they came out, since there are several different kinds of screws. Just follow the process in reverse to reassemble, making sure you reconnect all the ribbon cables and wire connectors.
Posted on Nov 30, 2010
All Epson machines use standard No2 Philips screws in their construction. They also use a tab system which usually requires the insertion of a finger or flat blade to help them apart. But in short no special tools are required.
Get a copy of the service manual to help you take the covers off without busting the machine.
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