- Jun 5, 2021
- Reaction score
- Maryland, USA
- Printer Model
- i860, i960, MX340, (2) Pro 100
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Canon Pro-100 cabinet removal procedure
Warning take apart your printer at your own risk. I have no idea on how to explain the difficulty level at succeeding at this work. As I do this kind of work a lot, and my chances of succeeding may be higher than most, I don't know. If this is your daily driver, think twice about doing this. I bought this printer off Ebay at a very reasonable price as a “parts only” purchase. I purchased this printer for the purpose of learning how to work on it. If a bricked it I didn't care as I have another Pro 100 that is pristine and works perfectly. The areas of concern are the following:
- The printer is big and heavy.
- If any of the tabs get broken off the panels (they fall inside) you must retrieve them (they could end up someday in a moving part and brick your printer).
- The WIFI antenna module and ribbon cable are fragile and must be removed before removing the top cover.
- If you choose not to remove the control panel as I did. You must protect the wires and connectors. Make sure to support it and protect it from any type of movement damage.
- I believe Canon must have a special tool to aid in the releasing of the first two top panels, without this tool the work is still possible, but some cosmetic damage to the panels is almost guaranteed.
Tools need to do this work:
- #2 Philips screwdriver.
- A plastic and metal putty knife. (about 2” (50mm) wide)
- Needle nose pliers
- 5/16” (8 mm) standard straight edge screwdriver.
- Remove right and left top panels, they basically unlock by moving them toward the back of the printer about 1/8” (2 to 3 mm) and pealing them off from the top.
- Remove the three cosmetic corners (leave control panel in place) depress (or lift) tab locks to release and peal away from top.
- Remove WIFI antenna module and release ribbon cable.
- Depress tab locks to release cover and remove as needed.