asked May 15, 2006 at 7:17am
Apple Apple StyleWriter II

Apple Laserwriter II

I have an Apple Laserwriter II printer. Everything warms up correctly - ie shows one green light. However, when printing a doucument, nothing happens. There is no blinking green lights to indicate downloading. The green light just stays lit like you are waiting to print something. All connections and software are installed correctly.

This problem just started suddenly. A note however should be made in that I was really low on toner when the problem occured; however, I did replace the toner cartridge with a new one.

Any comments are most welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Frank Smith
I'm assuming you can see the printer in the chooser. I'm also assuming you have a Mac. You don't give the model of the printer, but check and see if there is a selector in the back. It will be a small square window with a number in it. Turn the printer off, select it to "4" and turn it back on. It should print out a configuration page after it warms up. If it does, turn the printer off, select it to "0" and try printing from the computer. If it still doesn't print, I would think that it is more likely a computer or cable problem than a printer problem.
by moe on May 15, 2006 at 9:32am Add comment

Reintalled the printer driver. It wants to print now; however, it looks like the printer wheels that grab the paper hangs the paper up therefore it won't print.

What is best way to correct this?

Thanks for your tiime.

by fhsmith on May 15, 2006 at 12:20pm Add comment

Once again, thanks so much for your follow-up. Will order the kit and hopes all goes well.

Thanks again.

by fhsmith on May 15, 2006 at 3:38pm Add comment
I installed the Apple LaserWriter II Pickup Jam Repair Kit. The asembly went very smoothly; however, the same problem continues to nag me. I tried printing a document, it downloads properly, then when the laser tries to feed the paper, the red light comes on and all stops.

What do you think is the problem now?

Any further assistance is greatly appreciated.

by fhsmith on May 20, 2006 at 6:04pm Add comment
You need to watch the pickup roller and see if it turns. The easiest way is to look down the length of the paper tray.
by moe on May 20, 2006 at 9:22pm Add comment
Thanks for comment. Will try and get back to you. If it is not turning, what then. Currently, the paper does not even start to feed into the roller.

Look to hear from you soon.

by fhsmith on May 21, 2006 at 6:23am Add comment
If it's not turning, you probably forgot to plug the motor back into the DC power supply. I've even done that.
by moe on May 21, 2006 at 12:06pm Add comment
Hi Moe:

You were absolutely correct, I forgot to hook-up power supply. All works famously now. Old laser works better than it has in years.

God bless the child.

Once again, thanks many times over.

Your friend.

by fhsmith on May 22, 2006 at 7:08pm Add comment