[rescue] Baffling problem with HP DeskJet 1600CM (paper feed)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 16 17:50:50 CDT 2003

--- Mike Hebel <nimitz at nimitzbrood.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 09:40 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> First:  be prepared to print from it _every_ day _in_ color or the
> ink will dry up and you'll have to buy four new cartridges again.

Good to know - thanks...

> Second:  Will it print a simple:
> cat textfile.txt>/dev/lp0
> (? I forget how Sun numbers parallel ports)

It does an absolutely smashing job on both b&w and simple graphics
(phots are *very* grainy, but that is a function of the resolution/ink
I assume)
> Third: Does it have a Postscript SIMM in it?

Absolutely - that was one of the draws, being able to click "color" on
the admintool printer setup!

> Fourth: Does it print it's own test pages properly or choke on the  
> first one?  (Press and hold the blue button until it starts blinking
> -  usually only requires a single press.)

It follows the same patten, the first page comes right out, the second
one gets stuck (physical paper jam, need to pull the page out of the
mechanisim, it tends to go in about 1.5-2" before jaming...

> > How to absolutely force off the printing of banner pages? (I've
> turned
> > them off in admintool, where else should I look?)
> What version of Solaris?
> Solaris 9:
> http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/816-4553/6maop1h4f?a=view#printadmin-55007
> http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/816-4553/6maop1h4e?a=view#printadmin-63541
> Solaris 2.5:
> http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/802-2003/ 
> 6i60eoon5?a=view#49.Administering_Printers-14
> http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/802-2003/ 
> 6i60eoon5?a=view#49.Administering_Printers-13

So noted...
> > Any ideas what causes the *second* jage to jam? The first shoots
> > through like nobody's business, but the second goes an inch or two,
> > then stops... If I pull the page out, the second page is printed
> > fine...
> Is it a physical jam or a "blinky light" jam?  If it's a blinky jam
> I would think that form feeds on the page output are necessary but
> that's just a guess.

Physical (see above)

> > I've ordered a roller "pad" with cleaner to clean the rollers (see
> > http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kkx3.html) - I ordered it from
> > fixyourownprinter.com when I ordered replacement rollers & clutch
> > for my HP 4MV 11x17 printer...
> Or you could go out and buy a bottle of Simple Green and clean all
> the rollers with that.
> It is probably cheaper.  ;-)

Maybe, but this "pad" from the seller is $2,and it is known to be "the
right stuff" by them, so I'll try that first...

> I'm going to be gone all day so I won't get to reading your responses
> until this evening.  Sorry!



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