newbie15

asked Oct 10, 2007 at 5:20pm
Hp HP LaserJet 6P

HP Laserjet 6P

My life sucks. My printer stopped working. It turned on fine and then I printed something, and all this mumbo jumbo started printing. So I turned it off and back on. Then the error light turned on, so I checked for a jam. I cleared the jams and tried to turn the printer back on. Then it wouldn't turn on at all. Lucky me, right? So I reset everything, the buttons, computer, I unplugged everything and plugged everything back in. Then it turned on for like 5 seconds. Then it turned off. Now my English teacher is going to eat my head. Help, please?
Wow, first of all tell your English teacher she is doing a fine job. I remember when my son used to bring home mimeographed (before laser printers) spelling homework that was misspelled. We did switch schools.
As to your problem. Disconnect the cable coming from the computer. Turn the printer on. Describe exactly what is happening, lights, fan, etc. When you say it dies, does that mean that it is totally inoperative like if you had turned the switch off? If that is the case, does it come back on immediately when you power cycle it or do you have to wait 10 or 15 minutes?
by moe on Oct 10, 2007 at 6:01pm Add comment
Ha ha...Moe, you have a sense of humor. I thought that was funny and I laughed, even though my printer is making me want to pull my hair out. So anyway, I disconnected everything and connected everything back in. When I press the on button, nothing turns on...usually the lights flash in sequence when you turn it on, and now nothing will turn on at all. I do mean it is totally INOPERATIVEEEE!!!! Ughh, piece of crap. It won't even turn on after 24 hours. Thanks Moe.
by newbie15 on Oct 11, 2007 at 3:36pm Add comment
Well, if the outlet is supplying electricity, you have a bad controller board. There are some fuses on the board, but in my experience they never blow. Some component on the board goes bad. That would be kind of indicated by the way it failed. If a fuse blew, it would have quit working from the beginning. If you want to try to repair it, I can supply you with a controller board. Click on my name to email me.
by moe on Oct 11, 2007 at 4:20pm Add comment