HP Laserjet II available in Seattle area
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Apr 7 00:40:50 CDT 2009
Brian Lanning wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 3:11 AM, Josh Dersch <derschjo at mail.msu.edu> wrote:
>> Rescued a complete Laserjet II from the garbage at my girlfriend's apartment
>> complex, just couldn't let it die like that.
>> It powers up and passes POST, and the fuser heats up OK, but it doesn't want
>> to take paper from the tray. This seems like a common ailment and shouldn't
>> be difficult to fix. I don't have any need for it (got a LJ 4M+ as my
>> workhorse). If anyone wants it, come and get it.
>> (Seattle area.)
> Back when these were relatively new, I worked in a computer store
> fixing these printers among other things. I can't remember if this is
> the exact ailment, but laserjet 2s and 3s have this little plastic
> gear that likes to break teeth. As you open the printer, it's on the
> right side of the fuser, I believe under a plastic cover there. It's
> about 1/2" in diameter. There's a metal clip holding it in place. It
> should be easy to cannibalize this from other laserjets if it's not
> still available. I'm not sure if this is causing your paper pickup
> problem, but you should definitely check this gear. Also, clean it
> out and tighten the screws. Laserjet 2s and 3s like to unscrew
> themselves during general use. The screws work themselves out and
> fall into the mechanism. Maybe a little loctite is in order. If you
> hold it upside-down and shake it over your head with the printer door
> open, some screws will probably shake loose and fall out.
This sounds like the paper pickup roller. If you clean it well (preferably
with a rubber roller rejunivator of some type)... it will probably work
but it is best to replace this. I've done it a few times. The SX
nice to work on.... and parts are a plenty.
I'm familiar with the bear Brian speaks of too... the 14 tooth gear on the
fuser unit likes to 'eat itself'.... but it is available as a part (I
think I last
used The Printer Works for SX engine parts).
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