[Hidden-tech] Advice/Repair for Color Laser Printer?

Neal Priestly neal.priestly at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 20:42:48 EDT 2012


Honestly, at 5 years old it's probably an ecological wash between adding it
to the responsible recycling stream and saving the energy efficiency
difference between it and a modern printer.

That said, if it's a model with a removable backplate and this problem
started suddenly I'd pull the backplate and look very carefully for
something like an adhesive label stuck in the back end of the paper
handling mechanics where it enters the fuser.  I have found more than one
problem of that nature over the years in a number of different printers -
the HP 3005 series being the worst offenders.

(...and to be honest, while I'm telling you it probably makes sense to
pitch it I also have TWO impact printers, a 20 year old laser printer and
two working inkjets that ink has been discontinued for.  I might not be one
to talk about actually parting with elderly technology.)

-Neal Priestly
 Free Range Technologist

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM, David F. Farkas <david at farkas.com> wrote:

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> I've got a Konica Minolta color laser printer that has been fairly trouble
> free until recently. Now I'm getting paper feed jams and a piece of paper
> is now jammed in the fuser.
> Anyone have experience with this or know someone who does?
> I got this on sale for $200 at least 5 years and it's going to need over
> $200 of supplies soon... toner and toner drum. So I'm wondering whether I
> should just get a low end b&w laser printer and let this go. I don't really
> need in house color. Not very ecologically sound to trash it and the tinker
> in me wants to fix everything and keep it running... but it's not my area
> of expertise and it's time consuming.
> Suggestions?
> Thanx
> dff
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