[rescue] LaserJet 4 glitch

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 17:56:31 CDT 2008

On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>wrote:

> hike wrote:
> > 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.  :)
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it's probably the rollers.

i don't remember if there is more than one set of rollers.

if you use a refiller business, they should be able to repair it or order
the parts for you.  (probably even if you don't.)
i don't remember any of the online places (that was 7 years ago [for my old,
tired memory]).

these lj4 (with the metal frames) are tanks.  good prints and excellent
none of carly's plastics.

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