Introduction: How to Take Apart a Printer
This is the first in a series of Instructables that will be about taking old, trashed electronics apart and salvaging the treasure inside!
Supplies depend on your printer, but include hand tools and sometimes a rotary tool.
Step 1: Treasure!
What you will find depends on your printer but includes:
Fan (or 2)
Sometimes a CCD
Various other components
Step 2: Take It Apart
With your printer unplugged, take out the paper tray, the lid, and the glass (I shattered one - not too great) Then take off one side, using your rotary tool if needed.
Take off the other side in like manner and then, if there's anything left, from the top down.
Step 3: Applications
Step 4: Finish
If you have any more hack or take-apart requests, please comment below!
Ad majorem dei gloriam, and merry making!
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