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asked Jan 24, 2001 at 11:38pm
Apple Apple LaserWriter LaserWriter

Apple Laserwriter 4/600PS: No pickup

Used LW 4/600PS.
During power-on self-test, supposed to print a test page.

Won't pick up page from cassette or single-sheet feed slot. Paper pickup roller rotates down, makes contact with paper in cassette, nudges it a little, and then the printer generates an
Whoops, got cut off during editing somehow. Let's try that again.

I have a used LW 4/600PS.

During power-on self-test, it's supposed to print a test page. It won't pick up a page from its paper cassette or single-sheet feed slot. Paper pickup roller rotates down, makes contact with paper in cassette, nudges it a little, and then the printer illuminates the out-of-paper status (I think) LED.

Is some sensor shot?
by unknown on Jan 27, 2001 at 4:01pm Add comment
Quite possibly your paper input sensor arm got broken while clearing a paper jam. This is a common occurrence since people tend to pull backwards on the paper which snaps the arm off. If you look straight into the manual feed slot you should see a thin black plastic arm sticking up to the left of center. If you don't you're going to have to dismantle the entire printer to replace it.
by moe on Jan 28, 2001 at 1:24pm Add comment