Hand tools and fabrication machines
Electronic disposal is often a problem at the end of the life cycle of a used electronic item and so many consumers advertise their disused products in forums for free collection. That's how I got this Epson Stylus C64 and had a relaxing hour in front of me to open the case, disassemble it into its individual parts and gain the knowledge that one should wear disposable gloves and put a pad on the tablecloth.
Parts of the housing often break as soon as you put your hand in it. In my case, a Phillips screwdriver and pressure contacts were enough to remove the side parts.
The longitudinal struts of the axle and the opening of the transport carriage for the 4 paint inserts were more difficult: a PCB with the 4 contacts was even cast and could not be removed without destroying the transport carriage. Put on disposable gloves before you come to the cleaning and stop function for ink.
In my opinion, the usable innards are 8 pieces, of which the power supply unit should be emphasized. It offers 3 lines with various DC voltages: 1x 4.5V and 2x 42V.
The parts at a glance:
If you are interested in the original spare parts for your defective printer, send me a PM or place a bid on ebay.
We don't want to hide all the plastic parts for the case:
What do we learn from this:
- opening is also a trained skill - use retired articles. It is allowed to break something.
- In addition to the beautiful push buttons, only the well-known micro switches, LEDs and resistors come to the fore.
- This also applies to built-in components: DC motors and steppers.
I still take my hat off to the designers & engineers: how the gears mesh and the PCB was certainly designed on the desktop and optimized at the expense.