Whispersasked May 19, 2017 at 2:07pm
Hello, can I take a formatter board from a HP Color Laserjet 4700 and put it into a HP Color Laserjet CP4005 so I can add a hard drive and more than one paper tray?
There is no way you can do it.
Please, tell me why I can't do it. Both printers belong to me.
it's like taking a VW engine and trying to put it in a Mercedes. Won't fit!
Hey Moe, have you ever seen these 2 printers?
They look exactly alike, they take the same Fuser, Electrostatic Transfer Belt, Duplexer and extra paper trays.The difference is the HP Color Laserjet 4005 does not accept a HD. and only one extra paper tray. The formatter board does fit, I'm just cautious about turning on the power.
Also, your analogy is backward. The HP Color Laserjet 4005 would be the VW.
I could be wrong. They use the same service manual, but the part numbers are different. If it physically plugs in, then it might work. If hp didn't want it to work, they would make it so it physically would not fit. https://fixyourownprinter.com/posts/50768