Generally, when a printer stops working, we buy a new one and trash the broken one.  We barely bother to check whether we can use its working part to make something new.  There are various components in a broken printer like motors, gears, precision rod, speaker and several other components that we can use for various purposes, and that cost a lot if we buy them from other sources. The follow tutorial will show you how to break apart HP Officejet All in one printer and grab the printer head frame to build XY axis for the 3D printer.

Step 1:

1. First of all pull the paper tray out of the printer. Press the cover release button and open the top cover. Basically take apart the top covering part of the printer which consist of cover lids and scanner parts.
<p>Excellent - we love to see old printers disposed of responsibly! </p>
<p>Any second life for anything is allways good for everithing else. </p>
My 9 year old HP all-in-one just packed up, and I'm looking for ways to take advantage of it. Thanks for the advice.

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