asked Mar 24, 2006 at 3:35pm
Hp HP LaserJet IIIP+

HP IIIP Error 51 Again!


A few years back I consulted this site and fixed my error 51 by purchasing and replacing the PCA board (I think that was it!) and it worked fine....until I decided to move.
When I unpacked the printer the Error 51 returned. Now it has been some years because honestly I have been using an ink jet for my work but now I hate paying so much for ink and thought I would rev up the laser again.

My question is, is there another reason why the printer might get Error 51. Both of my cases occured after moving households and putting the printer on a moving truck. I can't believe that PCA board is that fragile, after all the printer needed to be shipped from factory to store and no problem there. The printer cartridge is fine. The motor revs and sounds normal when starting a print job. My guess is that something is dislodged after the move, what would be the most likely thing to get out of alignment?

BTW: i believe FIXYOUROWNPRINTER as a buisness is located in Redondo Beach if I remember correctly, I live pretty close, could I bring the printer by for a service?

I'll be there tomorrow after 10am if you want to come by. Address is on our "Contact Us" page. Diagnosis is free.
by moe on Mar 24, 2006 at 3:47pm Add comment