02-07-2011 02:22 PM
I was advised that my LaserJet P2015 needs a new formatter board...is this something I can install myself and is it worth the cost/effort? The printer is only 2 years old and has a brand new toner cartridge. Thanks!
02-07-2011 04:01 PM
Most issues with this board are related to cold solder joints on the main processor. Have seen or heard of over 100 of these with the issue. Most times you can repair yourself with a baking method. See below:
Remove the formatter board and remove tape by memory slot if there. Prop up on four corners and place in a baking pan chips facing up and make sure the bottom of the board does not touch the pan. Preheat regular oven to 350F (177C), place in oven for 8 minutes. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes and put back in printer. Please do not post to this link that I did it for x minutes and x temperature since that is what has happened to the last thread and confuses people trying to fix theirs. The instructions above work 100% of the time when the formatter has cold solder joints on the main processor. Link to service manual below if you need to see how to remove formatter: