(Large amount of destroyed panels removed before the picture was taken)
I have heard that ROM in these printers stores EVERY document ever printed, scanned or faxxed. So, you can't just junk the thing when it fails, you have to DESTROY it, in detail. The "re-cycle centers" are NOT going to do that, and paying minimum wage to their peeps, those slaves might be incentivized to remove your docs and sell them to an evil person.
I suppose I could build a fire and torch the thing, but I am a CONSERVATIONIST, and I don't want to foul the air without cause to do so. One never knows what poly-ethyl-badshit plastic they build these things out of, so, no torch. Take it to the gun range and give it an AR Funeral? My range frowns on that.
So, I removed each screw I could get at and used a heavy crowbar on the rest to get it down to chunks and get the digital boards out of it. BTW, I DID spend some time online trying to find a diagram which would tell me just where the data cache was on one of those boards, but never found that. I had planned to chuck a big wall-drill in a drill-motor and hole out the offending part, but without a diagram of where that offending part was, couldn't do that.
Eye-protection, gloves and crowbar did the work in about 15 minutes.
When I think of the sensitive crap I copied and scanned on that machine, it gives me the willies thinking that someone else might get it...