asked Feb 18, 2002 at 4:16pm
Apple Apple LaserWriter 360

apple print fade problem


I just fixed my apple select 360 laserwriter with the help of your video.

A few tips:

1) you really must have a magnetic screwdriver to do this. you don't need a power driver, but magnetic is a must.

2) when he says keep track of which metal screws go where, he really means it. There are subtle differences in the size of some of the metal screws that can make it difficult to put them back in. I stripped one in the process, but all is well that ends well.

A couple of suggestions:

1) I would clean the mirror with glass cleaner and then wipe it with a chamois cloth (the really soft kind people clean their eyeglasses with). That was the only way I could avoid smudging.

2) I would have a total count of screws, and the number of machine versus plastic, at the beginning of the video.

3) This is a no brainer, but I would explicitly state to disconnect the printer from any power source before starting. You don't want any Darwin-Award candidates from your video.

All in all, it's a great video. Before I ordered it, I called a couple of printer places, and they wanted $180 to clean and fix the scanner. No way.