dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 18 08:08:45 CDT 2009
> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 05:42:22 -0700
> From: ian_primus at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: Printer rant
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> --- On Thu, 6/18/09, Brian Lanning wrote:
>> I agree. I should just order one now. I was
>> hoping to get a lot of
>> mileage out of the printer anyway.
> You should. Those are workhorse printers. And, for reference, the "fuser flaking into bits" is a very common failure in these, but more especially the 4200/4300 series. HP hadn't quite worked out all the kinks in their film-style fusers. Something about the way the film wore over the guides causes them to fail prematurely. At least with the 4100 you shouldn't have to worry about the swing plate gear failing, that was a big problem on early 4200/4300's. Fixing that one is fun, you have to strip the whole machine down pracically.
> (I do a fair amount of printer repair for my job...)
> But, let me know if you need a part and can't find it, I should be able to get it through my parts supplier.
There are two things I find are hard to get for my printer( 4si with
the NX toner ). I don't use mine enough to prperly use up the toner.
I find that the wiper blades and the PCR ( especially the PCR ) are hard
to find. The toner itself seems to be OK. If the blade isn't folded
over, I clean or replace the PCR it works fine for the
next batch of printing.
I was thinking, it might be better to get a large baggy and remove
the toner cartridge after each use and put it in the sealed baggy.
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