HP Laserjet III troubles

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Hello,

I have an HP Laserjet III printer that I replaced the AC power module
and upper fan in. Prior to replacing those parts I was unable to use
the printer at all due to getting a "50 service" error. I replaced
those components and things worked well for a short period. Now I will
get the "50 service" error when I first power on the printer after
sitting for a while (several days). Then if I power it off for 10
minutes I can print; however, I notice that while the printer is in
"Ready" mode that the fuser will flash on then off every minute. Should
I replace the fuser assembly or is the problem elsewhere?

When replying, please CC my e-mail address as I do not check the
newsgroup often.

Thanks
 

Tony

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Hi Kyle

You have a classis fuser failure situation. Your printer may well carry on
as it is for some time or it may fail completely.
A new fuser has a 90% chance of fixing the problem.
The fuser problem can have several causes-
1. A build up of toner on the rollers causing poor contact with the thermister.
2. A failing thermister
3. A failing heater
Chances are that the fuser rollers are worn as well (will cause poor print
quality or paper jams in time)
in which case an "exchange" (rebuilt) fuser is the answer, much cheaper than a
brand new one (which may
not be available for the LJIII anymore).

Tony


Kyle Peterson <kpeterson@hermies.net> wrote:
>Hello,
>
>I have an HP Laserjet III printer that I replaced the AC power module
>and upper fan in. Prior to replacing those parts I was unable to use
>the printer at all due to getting a "50 service" error. I replaced
>those components and things worked well for a short period. Now I will
>get the "50 service" error when I first power on the printer after
>sitting for a while (several days). Then if I power it off for 10
>minutes I can print; however, I notice that while the printer is in
>"Ready" mode that the fuser will flash on then off every minute. Should
>I replace the fuser assembly or is the problem elsewhere?
>
>When replying, please CC my e-mail address as I do not check the
>newsgroup often.
>
>Thanks
 
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Tony wrote:
> Hi Kyle
>
> You have a classis fuser failure situation. Your printer may well carry on
> as it is for some time or it may fail completely.
> A new fuser has a 90% chance of fixing the problem.
> The fuser problem can have several causes-
> 1. A build up of toner on the rollers causing poor contact with the thermister.
> 2. A failing thermister
> 3. A failing heater
> Chances are that the fuser rollers are worn as well (will cause poor print
> quality or paper jams in time)
> in which case an "exchange" (rebuilt) fuser is the answer, much cheaper than a
> brand new one (which may
> not be available for the LJIII anymore).
>
> Tony
>
>
> Kyle Peterson <kpeterson@hermies.net> wrote:
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>I have an HP Laserjet III printer that I replaced the AC power module
>>and upper fan in. Prior to replacing those parts I was unable to use
>>the printer at all due to getting a "50 service" error. I replaced
>>those components and things worked well for a short period. Now I will
>>get the "50 service" error when I first power on the printer after
>>sitting for a while (several days). Then if I power it off for 10
>>minutes I can print; however, I notice that while the printer is in
>>"Ready" mode that the fuser will flash on then off every minute. Should
>>I replace the fuser assembly or is the problem elsewhere?
>>
>>When replying, please CC my e-mail address as I do not check the
>>newsgroup often.
>>
>>Thanks
>
>
Thanks for the input. I think you may be right about the fuser being
bad. The lamp checks out OK @ 2 ohms resistance. The thermistor has
very high resistance. On this one site it said the resistance should be
between 1.1M and 1.7M ohms for the thermistor. I get about 9M ohms
resistance. I'm not experiencing any paper jams or poor print quality.
All I'm experiencing is the fuser getting super hot if I leave the
printer on for a while. If I leave it on for several hours it gets so
hot you can smell it.

Where would be a good place to get a cheap refurbished fuser? I need a
place that ships to Canada.

Thanks again
 

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