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HP Laserjet 4P Printer

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#1 rattlesnake


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:30 PM

Had a paper jam during printing and thought that all the paper was cleared out but still have same problem and same display on printer status screen. No paper is visible through the paper tray, toner, nor rear compartments. I want to remove the case to check for additional paper jam and/or misalignment of drives, rollers, etc. before I junk it. It's old, bought in 1993, but WAS working fine. Any help on how to remove the printer case will be appreciated.

Edited by rattlesnake, 19 April 2011 - 02:37 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:21 AM

17 years is an excellent lifespan for a printer, most only last half that time.
It owes you nothing. I wouldn't even bother trying to fix it.
It's had a good, long life.
Treat yourself to a new one and do so with a clear conscience.

A new one will probably cost less than your old one cost 17 years ago.

Edited by pip22, 20 April 2011 - 10:22 AM.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:06 PM

See this post of yours marked solved on another forum
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:08 PM

Please try to post the error message that you see and as well as the printer model. We might still be able to get the manual instructions of your printer in the internet. Each error message that appears in your printer corresponds to a specific location in the device that may have stop working or if there is something stuck in there. Dismantling it might not be a good idea without the proper procedure. Or the issue could have been just as easy as 1 2 3 steps in the manual


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