HP Laserjet IIIp Mechanical Problem

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hipinoy

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It appears that my HP Laserjet IIIp has a mechanical problem. When I attempt to print, just as the paper starts to feed, it spews toner, the "paper jam" error message appears, and it stops. No amount of hitting the reset button, adjusting the paper, etc., helps. It would appear that something is wrong with the feed mechanism (rollers and such).

My questions are; is this probem fixable? If so, how? It may be a 15 year old machine but until now, it's been very reliable. It fits right in with the rest of my antiquated computer equipment. I may have to upgrade everything if I replace it.

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Try another toner cartridge. If it does not do the trick, look on ebay for another LaserjetIII.
 

JohnWill

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Truthfully, I'd replace it. The repair will cost more than a new laser printer. I've repaired a couple of them myself, but if you're not up to ripping it apart and doing the mechanical work, it will not be cost effective.

I sure wouldn't invest in another toner cartridge for this thing until you're sure that's the problem. Why throw more money at the problem with no real warranty of success?
 
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