asked Jun 3, 2002 at 7:30pm
Apple Apple StyleWriter II

Apple LaserWriter II NTX

I have properly installed drivers for this printer. However, after the printer's engine "revs up" for a second then clicks, the blinking green light turns into a blinking red light (paper jam). Also, Windows reports that the printer is either off or off-line. Any ideas?
I would also like to note that this only happens when the printer cable is plugged into the printer, otherwise the green light blinks.
by unknown on Jun 4, 2002 at 4:31am Add comment
An easy thing to try. Leave printer turned on for 15min or so. Open the lid and feel around the fuser assembly (In the rear of the printer.....usually a green thing on top). If fuser is cold, that is the problem. Its been a long time since I have worked on these, but I remember a common light combo indicating a bad fuser rather than a common problem. That's why I like the HP version of the SX engine. The display points you to the problem. Good luck.
by Len on Jun 7, 2002 at 12:56pm Add comment
does anyone know what all the lights being lit, with the outer red one blinking on this printer after powering it up would be an indication of?
the ac stack, fuser,upper fan, scanner, sensor and high voltage psu, and formatter board have all been swapped from another unit, with no difference being made to the unit
thanks in advance
by Brian on Jun 7, 2002 at 3:44pm Add comment
Bad formatter board. To prove it, pull the formatter board and do an engine test. It'll work fine and since it does work, that means the formatter board which is laying on the table is bad.
by moe on Jun 7, 2002 at 4:43pm Add comment
thanks for the reply, but id already tried the doing the engine test with the formatter board removed, made no difference except i dont think the lights come on at all (still doesnt print after leaving it for a good couple of minutes), ill give it another go though, if thats what you think its indicating
by unknown on Jun 8, 2002 at 6:19pm Add comment
Every time you get odd light indications, it's always a formatter board. Since the lights are generated by the board, you won't get any when it's out of the printer. It will still do an engine test because that comes out of the dc controller.
by moe on Jun 8, 2002 at 9:22pm Add comment
turns out you were right the formatter was bad
unfortunately so was the dc controller, which i guess is why it didnt want to do an engine test
i managed eventually to get one out of the serveal i was given to work (found 1 good formatter between 7 printers) in another unit, so i tried the original formatter in the working unit, and got the same light combo as i was getting
now anoter question, whats the difference between a laserwriter ntx and a laserwriter nt (i now have it running with an ntx formatter, the old one was a nt) apart from the memory slots on the formatter
by unknown on Jun 18, 2002 at 2:46pm Add comment
Only differences were the NTX was a tad faster, had expandable memory and was networkable. They used to sell for $4400 back in 1990!
by moe on Jun 18, 2002 at 5:56pm Add comment