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asked Jul 24, 2015 at 9:13pm
Hp HP LaserJet 4L

LaserJet 4L Door Hinge Failure

Sometime in the last 5 years I unplugged our HP Laserjet 4L printer and put it on a shelf. Yesterday I decided to put it up for sale. I took it down to run a self-test to see if it still ran. My first stop was to check if there was a toner cartridge in place. I pushed the button to open the top door, I heard a loud click, and the door came away in my hand. It had cracked at the square holes that are part of the hinge assembly. I can't quickly find the original invoice, but the documentation suggests the early '90s. I guess that ABS plastic is not a 'forever' material. Is this becoming a common problem, or is ours the 'tip of the proverbial iceberg?'

Is there a quick, inexpensive fix?

Can I run a self-test with a loose top door?

My notes tell me that we replaced the motor with one of Moe's kits in September 2002.

Thanks

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by baumgrenze on Jul 25, 2015 at 12:39pm Add comment
Tops are kind of hard to come by. http://www.printerworks.com You could try gluing the broken pieces with Gorilla Glue. Another drawback to selling it is that the toner cartridge will most likely fail. 5 years sitting idle is pretty much terminal for a cartridge. Finding someone to buy a 20 year old printer that does 4 pages a minute and has no USB support would be difficult. I doubt you could sell it for what a replacement cartridge would cost.
by moe on Jul 25, 2015 at 1:39pm Add comment