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  1. Always remember that computer equipment is alive...

    Always remember that computer equipment is alive and it hates us!
    Al
  2. The question is: do you have a toner cartridge...

    The question is: do you have a toner cartridge problem or a printer problem? Where did you get the cartridge? Is is an HP cartridge or a refill? Do you still have the previous cartridge? You either...
  3. The toner has a small amount of magentic iron...

    The toner has a small amount of magentic iron oxide mixed in with the plastic powder. This lets the toner conduct a little electrict current which tells the printer that toner is present. Look at the...
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    Since the lines are blue it is likely the Cyan...

    Since the lines are blue it is likely the Cyan cartridge. How much have you printed? If you print several pages of something that has a lot of blue in it that might clear it up. Maybe there is some...
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    Sorry, I'm not familiar with this printer. Go to...

    Sorry, I'm not familiar with this printer. Go to the internet and find a free download for the service manual. You can print it out, put it on a thumb drive or a CD. Chances are you will have to...
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    Previous posts here and on the Internet as well...

    Previous posts here and on the Internet as well seem to point to the contacts in the printer that mate with the cartridge. If one of these is bent or contaminated with toner it can give you this...
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    Thanks Steve! I thought we were lost in the...

    Thanks Steve! I thought we were lost in the Twilight Zone somewhere!
    Al
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    HP 3015dn issues

    We are having strange problems with the fusers in the HP3015dn. We get an error that the fuser is too hot as soon as we turn it on, which seems like the thermistor has gone bad. Others give us a Jam...
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    You must have the ROHS chip or it would surely...

    You must have the ROHS chip or it would surely have failed by now. Chances are HP fixed it under warranty with the later model formatter. Sorry, I cannot remember how to tell if it is the ROHS chip....
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    If you look at the formatter board you will see a...

    If you look at the formatter board you will see a section that hangs down. Right at the junction of this section and the part that goes back there is an empty hole. You could put something...
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    If you have a 3005 formatter board you can borrow...

    If you have a 3005 formatter board you can borrow from another printer that will tell you quickly what the problem is. Over the years I cannot remember a single case where it was the display assembly...
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    Two or three things might be causing this. The...

    Two or three things might be causing this. The most likely is the Paper Quantity indicator. On the front of the paper tray is a little blue indicator. The other end of this has a "C" shape that goes...
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    We have a lot of 3005's here. The formatter is...

    We have a lot of 3005's here. The formatter is famous for going bad. The formatter board is not supported well in the center of the board. Vibration can cause one or more of the Ball-grid connections...
  14. If the tray did not lift at all then it might be...

    If the tray did not lift at all then it might be the motor. Since the motor lifts until the feedroller cannot turn it must be the board that drives it or the sensor that tells it the paper is high...
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    Not familiar with that one. Sometimes the paper...

    Not familiar with that one. Sometimes the paper size stop in the paper tray is not set correctly for the paper being used. If the pad of paper is
    sitting a little too far back in the tray it can...
  16. Thread: Newbe

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    Get yourself a laser printer. Sometimes you can...

    Get yourself a laser printer. Sometimes you can get one at a yard sale, you can get an HP 2300 on Ebay for about $70. Download the manual from one of the free sites on the Internet.
    Print the manual...
  17. Is the part broken? Over the years I have had...

    Is the part broken? Over the years I have had good success gluing these plastic parts with All Purpose Plumbing cement. Be sure to use the clear primer.
    Coat both broken parts with a coat of the...
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    Thanks Steve! I thought that was the case but did...

    Thanks Steve! I thought that was the case but did not have a donor machine to use for parts.

    Al
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    Ckustomer does not have a parts machine to swap...

    Ckustomer does not have a parts machine to swap parts with so their decision is that this one will become their parts machine!
    Thanks!
    Al
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    HP 4250n Toner Issue

    This printer has about 200K pages on it. I replaced the swing plate assy. and the gear on the fuser. This proceedure went well thanks to the Printer Techs instruction set. The printer now feeds paper...
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    Those printers are now running just over $100...

    Those printers are now running just over $100 refurbished, or check with Ebay about a used one with a return option. Time you start buying and trying parts you could get a replacement, use any toner...
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    Can you give us a little more information? What...

    Can you give us a little more information? What printer are you using, what kind of labels, are you printing from tray one or tray two, where do the jams occur? Is the jamming constant or...
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    I have had a few like that. Wanted to put them on...

    I have had a few like that. Wanted to put them on a stump out back in the woods and use them for target practice!
    Al
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    You have done everything mechanical that I can...

    You have done everything mechanical that I can think of. The only reasons I have seen things like this were because a feed roller had become too old and hard that it couild not grip the paper. Is it...
  25. Thread: Grinding Noise.

    by Big Al
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    This series uses a lot of plastic gears and...

    This series uses a lot of plastic gears and bushings. Most likely is the fuser bushings. Thr grinding noise is often the plastic gears on the bulkhead that drive the fuser. The final gear is usually...
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