Craigasked Oct 23, 2000 at 7:44pm
Intermittent Laserjet IIP 52 Error
My LJ IIP has developed an intermittent 52 error (which seems to be getting more frequent). The unit "spins up" while beginning paper feed; when it's working it stabilizes the speed, and when it's sick it keeps going to a higher and higher pitch (overshoots) before being shut down by the LJ electronics.
Is this the same issue that the "Printer Repair Kit" for IIP 52 errors is trying to fix? I got the impression that kit may be for a failure to spin up at all. If it's not the same, is there some simpler fix than replacing the motor assembly, like cleaning some contacts or sensors?
Installation is straightforward but not easy; many pieces of the printer must be removed to get at the motor inside the print engine. Once there, replacement and reassembly goes quickly. I'll certainly recommend this site when the opportunity arises ...