Un-building an ink jet printer

Un-building an ink jet printer

Taking apart an old HP ink jet printer for the 8 mm shafts inside, plus a few other reusable goodies, and exploring some of the clever mechanical things inside.

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20 Responses

  1. Andrew Klein says:

    Amazing intricacy in something we take for granted, thanks for bringing us
    along for the deconstruction.

  2. Sapele Steve says:

    What a way to start the New Year. Watching Matthias destroy an Ink Jet
    Printer & learning something along the way. Really cool video as
    usual…….HNY Matthias! Looking forward to more of your projects in

  3. Ashton B says:

    Use the components from several printers to make you very own 3-D printer.

  4. Grant Kopka says:

    I have lots of inkjets around. They price of ink is often more than a new

  5. Kristopher Miller says:

    Very awesome re-purpose.

  6. Anderson Pizolato says:

    Good afternoon.
    I thought i would leave a helper robot..kkkkkkkkkk

  7. CaptainSours says:

    “Cute” Hahaha

  8. MyLittleWalrus says:

    In many of your videos, you say “I picked this motor out of the trash” or
    something along those lines. Can you do a video about how you scavenge for
    materials? Do you go to junkyards or on the side of the road etc.

  9. gamerpaddy says:

    an also interessting teardown would be a epson or brother printer, since
    they dont have moving ink cartridges. they pull the color out of them into
    the print head. hp is rippoff, their print cartridges cost more than the
    printer itself.

  10. brandonhughes7 says:

    lol i take the same parts out of printers that broke.

  11. eformance says:

    That bar chart is a fiducial for the scanner to home properly. HP has been
    using those for a long time and it’s a source of failure in the older AIO
    printers. I had to scrap one because the scanner wouldn’t see the fiducial
    anymore and the printer would come up with an error every time it was
    turned on. :-(

  12. Jonathan Cook says:

    well thats the first ever time ive seen someone use a bandsaw for chopping
    up a printer. Fun.

  13. Leon W. says:

    This is very funny to me, since i just un-built my old ink jet printer and
    did not look at the internals very much. Now i am sad about it :D. Probably
    should get me another printer. Anyway: good video, as always. More of that
    would be cool.

    P.S The old video cassette-players are pretty funny to take a part too. Not
    that complicated tough. Still got some motors in there.

  14. WhiteShadow2k1 says:

    “How does this come apart?” *Breaks it off* I love it! :)

  15. Ismael Kafeltz says:

    A few weeks ago I dismantled an old fax, k7 and video cassette that someone
    sent to trash! I got all good parts I could find. I took every single piece
    I could find and I was shocked how ultra-complex it was. So many, many
    parts. I could never ever remount them, I can’t figure out how they
    themselves could assemble such parts. It was good to see again some old
    classic Resistor, Capacitor, LED etc

  16. hamad aljabr says:

    Have you ever had a look at 3D printers? I’ve seen recently some wood
    filament used on them.

  17. Tardigrades says:

    do you keep the screws?

  18. Mcleod Duncan says:

    I would have liked a “Happy new year” or something, But happy new year to
    you and your family…..Hmm

  19. Vega Diaz says:

    that’s hilarious I do the exact same thing I take out those metal rods to

  20. Wade Curtis says:

    Channeling his inner Ave with this video