mymacprinter

asked Feb 28, 2007 at 12:13am
Hp HP LaserJet 5MP

How can I remove the cover of my HP 5MP

http://www.geocities.com/seeknosy/hp5mp.jpg

I already found 5 screws (see image: circled in red).

The left side of the cover seems ready to cooperate, but I still can't remove it because of something on the right side.

Is there still a screw or latch or tab (or whatever) that I have not located?

Thanks for any guidance you can provide.
There are only 4 screws, put the one in the middle back. You have to slide the cover off of the right side, latch is at the front. Then there is a tab in each corner that you have to pry out and lift to clear the notch it sits in. That being said, why are you taking the cover off? You shouldn't mess with the printer without getting guidance first or you probably will break something. Then it gets harder to help you.
by moe on Feb 28, 2007 at 8:10am Add comment
I have been searching in vain for what may be holding up the right side of the printer cover. do you have an image illustrating where these tabs or notches might be.
by mymacprinter on Mar 1, 2007 at 8:15pm Add comment
I told you how to get it off, you didn't tell me why?
by moe on Mar 1, 2007 at 9:05pm Add comment
In short if we knew what the problem was there is a chance you could fix it without removing the cover.

The main thing you need to remove that cover is faith.
by Stephen on Mar 2, 2007 at 4:43am Add comment
the front auto feeder seems to have stopped working. ill put an envelope or piece of paper in it; it makes a clicking sound then i get a paper misfeed error. the paper never fed in. i just want to see if there is something disconnected or broken.
by mymacprinter on Mar 2, 2007 at 6:46am Add comment
also, the description you gave doesn't seem to match my printer, or i haven't correctly located what you describe in your instructions. obviously i haven't forced anything, but it seems like the cover of the computer should lift up rather than to the right. and i can't locate the "latch in the front" or "tab in each corner"
by mymacprinter on Mar 2, 2007 at 6:50am Add comment
The problem you describe is common and we developed a kit to repair it. It comes with an instructional video that covers removing the cover, replacing the MF assy. and putting it back together. http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/hp/11
by moe on Mar 2, 2007 at 7:57am Add comment