Tell us about yourself!
It wouldnt, well It would because you are destroying a printer, but no one is stupid enough to put a piece of paper in the top of the printer, when the paper tray is on the bototm.
Switches are cheap, under a buck. Wire is cheap, about a buck. The tube is cheap, about a buck. The filter is probably like 5 dollars, the fan can be salvaged, and the glue gun you could already have.
Sure, eletrical tape and splices, or wire nuts, hot gluing spliced wires, there's a lot of solutions, but nothing is easier than plain soldering. It's not easy, but you'll get better over time!
It would probably work better the way you described.
Cooking Crack, rat poison, or bombs :). Either way, get a professional one if you are concerned with poisonous fumes.
The problem is that you have a CE edition, I have the same. Sicne the screen resolutions are different, many programs are not compatable.