Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Printhead Release Latch
13291L-001 Rev. A S4M Maintenance Manual 10/27/05
3. See Figure 71. Remove the strike plate cap by placing a small screwdriver under the front
edge and lifting upward.
4. Remove the latch cover.
5. Remove the two screws and the washer holding the latch strike plate to the side of the
6. Remove the adjustment screw from the print mechanism. You will have to pull out on the
bottom of the strike plate while removing the screw.
Figure 71 • Remove the Latch Assembly
Using a small punch, lightly tap the spring pin out from the FRONT of the platen housing
(the direction is important). The compression spring may fall out.
1Print mechanism 7Latch plate cover
2Adjustment screw 8Latch plate
3Strike plate cap 9Spring pin
4Strike plate 10 Compression spring
5Washer 11 Platen housing
6Strike plate mounting
12 Ribbon guide plate
Caution • Wear protective eyewear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
Important • Tap lightly when removing the spring pin. The platen housing is a cast
housing and may break if hit too hard.