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HP 7310xi printer carriage

I have a replacement carriage, but am unsure how to remove the current one. Any idea?

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    How much does the whole carriage cost on a HP Officejet 7310xi?

  • Achesnpayne Aug 15, 2008

    I bought it on Ebay for $76, but I've seen them for as low as $68.

  • wsmith7743 Nov 26, 2008

    I need a replacement carriage for my 7310 all in one and how to replace the old one.

  • rberr Apr 05, 2009

    I have the same problem, how do you remove the lid/dissasemble the unit?



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First removed the carriage assembly lock in place then carefully hold the flex cable at the back

Posted on Sep 14, 2008


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This is a very involved repair. Requires removal of all covers and scanner assembly (lid with control panel) to get down to the carriage rod (silver bar) This will have to be removed to get the old carriage off and the new carriage on. Will do the repair for $45 if you want to ship it to us.


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