06-04-2011 04:51 PM
have cleaned the paper path as well as replaced toner cart.
Is this repairable or a lost cause? The "tracks" are about 2"
in from each side of the page, and about 1" wide each.
Thanks a ton!
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06-05-2011 06:32 PM
06-06-2011 04:17 AM
Could you advise on details re: how to do this?
Currently, running Leopard OS I do not have any utility software that I know of that allows cleaning - unless HP has released something newer... but i don't know if this
Thanks in advance,
06-06-2011 04:22 AM
06-06-2011 04:27 AM
While i'm here..btw. I see there's a separate issue here re: using this model with Leopard which explains a few other oddities since I upgraded my OS..
I often now have to shut the printer off and on after sending a print command before it will recognize and complete the command. Did HP ever formally address this issue?
06-06-2011 04:38 AM
are referring to the darker grey piece that swings open to enable installation of the toner cartridge i understand. There is also, though the rear panel - so i guess i'm not clear if you mean the cover you are looking at if you were looking down at printer - or the one facing the rear (next to the on/off switch)
Thanks for any clarification! Greatly appreciate!
06-06-2011 10:58 AM
(obviously i do not repair printers for a living : )
06-06-2011 02:07 PM
I would have attached the PDF but it's too big.
06-07-2011 07:32 PM
this simple 'cleaning of the scanner optics'
is not a simple job.
This stuff is what printer-repair shops do for a living - not me. I mean yeah, I can spend hours tearing down the machine to the level of individual parts - but at that point...what IS the point? This is a classic example of what HP and countless other corporate entities have intentionally devised - a product which cannot be self-serviced - therefore necessitating more junk hardware for landfills and the ideal of disposability in the interest of profit/greed.
Thanks for the help here but i challenge anyone to support an argument that the process of self-repair in this instance is realistic. HP got my "x" number of pages of usage and disposal of the product in hopes of garnering another purchase of another HP printer. If I'm wrong, feel free to elaborate your POV. Arrrgh.
06-08-2011 11:10 PM
your comments are quite apt, with a smaller printer like this your often left with a complex tear down and a pile of parts, similar in my mind to a strip down on something like a camcorder.
On the larger printers the items are more modular and they are built for service.
I've not seen your post until today, I would have visually inspected areas such as fuser and performed a half test (stop the printer half way through a test print) to determine if the defect is being formed on the drum or not.
(Don't forget Kudos if people have helped)