Solved how to remove front cover of Dell 1320c printer

April 11, 2015 at 05:11:35
Specs: Windows Vista
catch holding cover in place broken so need to replace cover? not sure if can superglue .latch back on

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April 11, 2015 at 06:40:53
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go to dells website type in model number or service id and you can usealy find out how to do that


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April 11, 2015 at 07:40:01
Is the catch on the top right corner/side of the printer main body; and you depress the (blue in the screen shots I viewed) "button" to release and open the cover?

My feeling is that superglue won't work on that plastic... but possible you "may" be able to hold the two parts together with a small screw (pre drill a tapping hole for the screw first); then is the screw will hold the parts together - include superglue or similar?

As regards removing the cover itself, the user manual doesn't show any useful info in that regard. Some of these covers are hinged with a spindle through the "hinge/edge"; others sometimes area snap in fit onto the "spindle...?

I suggest you have a chat with Dell directly and explain the situation as they may offer a solution; not the least how to remove the cover and replace it with a new one; and also advise how much that cover will cost...?

Failing any/all of the above.. you may have to simply resort to an external strap arrangement to keep cover in place? I have a velcro system in mind...

Side note: the printer seems to resemble an earlier hp laser printer (early 2000-2005 vintage...).

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