unknownasked Dec 16, 2000 at 5:34pm
IIP Accordian and clicking noise.
A gear clicking noise on the front right side of the printer when the self test starts. Clicks as gears spin, then no noise, then clicks again.
Paper outputs successfully from either the top or front path, but produces three folds in the paper (I assume this is the infamous accordian folding).
The output is smeared where the folds are, but some test text appears OK.
No error codes appear.
I have tried one other toner cartridge with the same result.
Any help would be appreciated. I've not given up on this printer, yet!
HP IIP Plus
Ram size: 4608K
Lines of txt: 60
Man Feed: Off
Sym Set: Roman-8
Page Count: 49137
Firmware Datecode: 19910530
Internal Font Datecode: 19890213
Font Cartridge Installed: No
Installed Options: None
I took the fuser off (unfortunately, I broke the center screw plastic post on the printer, because the screw was stripped) and looked at the white gear. It has about 5 teeth that are broken and about another 3 that are cracked.
Based on the gear condition, along with the other gears looking pretty corroded, I probably ought to get a new fuser assembly. What do you think based on the center screw post being destroyed? Is the printer still salvageable?