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How to Remove the Printer Head Lens without the Lens Tool

If you can’t find your lens tool, you can follow these instructions to remove the lens. You can order a new lens tool in the Glowforge Shop (https://shop.glowforge.com/collections/spare-parts/products/lens-tool)
 

1. Turn Off Your Glowforge

Power off your Glowforge and open the lid.

 
2. Remove the Printer Head

Holding only the finished black surfaces, grasp the Printer Head as shown. Pull gently up and back to disengage the magnets and remove the head.

V1 Remove printer head
 
3. Disconnect Cable from Printer Head

There is a small tab in the center of the wire ribbon. Push down fully on the tab to release it, and gently pull the wire ribbon plug from the Printer Head.

Disconnect Printer Head
 
 

4. Remove Top of Printer Head

The top of the Printer Head is held on by strong magnets. Grasping only the top, pull up carefully to remove it and set it aside.

remove top of printer head
 
Printer Head Mirror Handle
 
 

5. Remove Mirror from Printer Head

Gently pick up the mirror, and set it aside.

Remove Printer Head Mirror
 
 

6. Remove the Lens

Set the print head down, and tip it slightly towards you.

Starting at the top of the head, where you just removed the mirror, use the eraser end of a pencil to gently push the lens out of the bottom of the print head.

You can order a new Lens Tool in the Glowforge Shop.

If you run into trouble, reach out at support@glowforge.com. Send us a photo of anything you find out of place - we’re happy to help!

Top of Printer Head
 
Use an Eraser to Push the Lens Out