karlforz

asked Aug 2, 2013 at 8:36am
Hp HP LaserJet 1320

HP Laserjet 1320 Fatal error lights

I have the three lights on indicating a fatal error. When I press the go button the attention light flashes and all the other lights are off. What does this code mean?

Thanks

That is a motor error.
by moe on Aug 2, 2013 at 9:43am Add comment
Thank you.
by karlforz on Aug 2, 2013 at 9:46am Add comment
Could it be something besides the motor? When I turn the printer on all of the gears, feeders,... spin. The motor seems to be working fine.
by karlforz on Aug 2, 2013 at 1:24pm Add comment
That's what the service manual says. Service manual has been known to be wrong before. The ECU is what powers the motor and generates the code if it perceives it's not spinning at the correct speed. Could be that. The service manual only says to replace the motor.
by moe on Aug 2, 2013 at 2:00pm Add comment
I doubt if the motor turns when power is applied that the motor is the issue. One thing I seem to remember with the previous model 1300 was it to would get the same error and it was the flat cable to the laser/scanner that caused the error. Remove the left side cover and there will be a flat ribbon cable coming down from the top. Remove it and reseat and see if that helps.
by dmzcompute on Aug 2, 2013 at 3:36pm Add comment
Reseated the ribbon cable on the left side and into the laser unit. No help. The unit is older and has had a busy life in a warehouse. I think I will just recycle it.

Thanks for your help.

by karlforz on Aug 2, 2013 at 3:55pm Add comment
Reseated the ribbon cable on the left side and into the laser unit. No help. The unit is older and has had a busy life in a warehouse. I think I will just recycle it.

Thanks for your help.

by karlforz on Aug 2, 2013 at 3:58pm Add comment
Likely the formatter board -- put on eBay for parts
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