[rescue] RESCUE: misc DEC stuff, some questions

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Sat Mar 20 20:07:56 CST 2004

On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 03:53:13PM -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Fri, 19 Mar 2004 @ 16:06 -0600, Wes Will said:
> > If it doesn't affect it at all, the fuser wire is dirty.  Try looking
> > at the fuse section and see if there is a chunk of glommed-on gook
> > (highly technical term for melted plastic toner junk), likely on the
> > same side of the fuser as the bad type.  If so, gently chip it off
> > there, or replace the fuser wire.
> I need more information about this fuser wire.
> As I said in another post, I don't see a "fuser wire".

It is sometimes called a corona wire.

What it looks like is basically a very thin metal string, like the
thinnest electric guitar string, stretched and connected to two posts.
It is the width of the widest paper the machine can take.

What happens in some cases is that the corona wire is not visible, you
just need to move a plastic tab back and forth a few times to clean
it.  Of course,if the felt cleaners inside THAT are dirty, you need to
clean or replace them first.

> What I see is two rollers.  One is solid and floats on top of a larger
> one.  The larger one is hollow, with a long light inside of it, very
> hot, like a 12 inch lightbulb.

Avoid getting direct sunlight on the (usually) green part of those
rollers, BTW.

> This printer is the same engine as an Apple Laserwriter 360 I believe.
> I can't find schematics, or a description of the fuser that would tell
> me what to look for.

if it is the same engine, check Apple's sites or a Mac fan site on how
to clean it, maybe.

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