asked Apr 10, 2013 at 8:03am
Hp HP LaserJet 1200

HP psc 1200 weak pick-up

Hi All,

I have an old all-in-1 HP psc 1200 printer that worked like a charm. Recently, I was printing a 2 page documents, it pick up the first paper and printed it as usual, then at the time of picking the second page, it couldn't pull it.

Since then, it cannot pull any paper. The pick-up wheel doesn't turn. However, if I don't feed the printer with any paper and try to print, THE WHEEL TURNS trying to pickup.

So it seems to me that the pick-up wheel/motor is weak.

Any thoughts on how to fix it? I took it to some repair shops, they told me it's not worth the money fixing it, which is true. But it's such a stupid problem it's not worth throwing it away either.