asked Oct 21, 2000 at 8:11pm
Apple Apple LaserWriter 310

Only printing on part of page

My Apple Laserwriter Select 310 has an intermittent problem where it will only print down the middle of the page in about a 3" or 4" column, leaving complete white space on each side (it's not faint or smudged -- it's just not there at all). It's not a software problem, as I can print the exact same thing twice and it will print normally the first time and then I'll only get the middle column the second time. I've tried a new toner cartridge with no luck.
Wow, this is a tough one. We can right off the bat eliminate high voltage as a problem. Most "techs" at this point would say charge transfer roller since none of them know what its function is. We can also eliminate the scanner assy, since it couldn't possibly behave that way. That leaves us with the electronics. Best guess I could give you, and I don't like to guess, would be the formatter board. It's the first thing I would try, but I've got a shop full of parts at my disposal, you don't have that convenience. I do have a 310 formatter board if you want to give it a shot. If it don't work, I'll take it back and all it'll cost you is shipping. Email me if you're interested
by moe on Oct 21, 2000 at 8:53pm Add comment