asked Sep 2, 2004 at 7:13am
Hp HP LaserJet 4100TN

HP Laserjet 4100tn Error Message


Can anyone help me, I have got "59.0 Printer Error" from my HP 4100tn and bought a new motor and replaced it, I'm still getting this message.

What else could be causing this problem.
Make sure that the fuser or toner cartridge aren't binding the motor. Not much else it could be except the motor or the cable to it.
by moe on Sep 2, 2004 at 10:02am Add comment
Short of you getting a defective replacment motor, it's possibe that the engine board went bad, throwing the code up on the screen. hopefully, that's not the case.

by chris on Sep 2, 2004 at 11:54am Add comment
Hi Moe,

Thanks for your help, what do you mean by 'binding'?


by Neil on Sep 3, 2004 at 12:22am Add comment

What Moe is telling you is to make sure the toner cartridge or fuser are not "frozen" preventing the motor from turning. Easy to check. You can remove the toner cartridge and the gears will still turn when you first turn on the printer. If the gears turn ok on power up without the toner it is most likely the toner cartridge preventing the motor from turning. As to the fuser, you can remove it from the printer and turn the big gear on it by hand. It will be tight, but you still should be able to move it. If you can the fuser is ok and the next item would be the motor itself or the pc board it plugs into.
by dmzcompute on Sep 3, 2004 at 7:55am Add comment
I have this same problem with a 4050 and sometimes it will work and sometimes not. When printer is powered on the main motor gears will turn fine, until the upper feed assembly gear moves. Once it does sometimes there is a single loud click sound and then a 59.0 error occurs. When it doesn't the machine will print OK but, the click will happen after the gears stop turning. Weird I think. I'm thinking of replacing the upper path assembly first since I am almost sure if I place my ear next to that area it's coming from it.

Any Ideas?

by BSmith0001 on Jul 18, 2007 at 6:14am Add comment