[rescue] LaserJet 4 glitch
alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Oct 25 17:42:28 CDT 2008
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>wrote:
>> My trusty Laserjet 4M Plus (now something like 14 years old) has
>> developed a minor but annoying problem. Every time it first warms up
>> from power-saving mode to begin a print job, it is convinced that it has
>> a paper jam. 99 times out of 100, it's imagining it. Simply opening
>> and closing the top cover without touching anything else clears the
>> problem, and it goes on to print without further ado. Nevertheless,
>> it's annoying.
>> Has anyone else ever encountered this problem, and know the cure?
> The problem, from my experience is a worn, failing part.
> if it gives an error code, the code will give the problem and the hp printer
> book will give the fix.
Nope, no error code. Just "Paper jam".
> if your hp has a metal frame, it is worth replacing the part.
It's a 14-year-old LaserJet 4 from when HP was still HP. Of *course* it
has a metal frame. :)
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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