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82240B printhead fried itself in a puff of smoke
03-24-2020, 12:23 AM
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RE: 82240B printhead fried itself in a puff of smoke
It's likely to guide the paper, once it's fed inside, to the platten, but that's only a guess.

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03-24-2020, 12:28 AM
Post: #42
RE: 82240B printhead fried itself in a puff of smoke
(03-24-2020 12:21 AM)twoweims Wrote:  Is it the same width as the print head ribbon cable?

Yes it is!
How did you know that? :-)

Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I cut this plastic out to use as a tool - as way of getting the ribbon cable out in the first place. Using the plastic as a wedge (inserting it into the ribbon cable slot) then pulling out the cable. I vaguely remember getting some advice on this...

Mystery solved - thanks!
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03-24-2020, 12:29 AM (This post was last modified: 03-24-2020 12:36 AM by twoweims.)
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RE: 82240B printhead fried itself in a puff of smoke
I have repaired a couple of these and neither had this part inside. It looks like a tool that was fabricated by the previous repair person to ease the removal of the flat flex cable and was left inside by mistake.


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03-24-2020, 12:32 AM
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RE: 82240B printhead fried itself in a puff of smoke
(03-24-2020 12:29 AM)twoweims Wrote:  I have repaired a couple of these and neither had this part inside. It looks like a tool that was fabricated by the previous repair person to ease the removal of the flat flex cable and was left inside by mistake.

LOL, that's a great guess! It looks exactly like the kind of 'tool' all the instructions describe for inserting into the flex cable to release the end.

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