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NEC Superscript 870 grinding noise

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  1. steve108

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    Hi,
    Our NEC Superscript 870 printer works ok for one or two pages at a time: anymore than that and it begins to make a grinding noise and then a paper jam. The grinding noise seems to be coming from the right hand side, perhaps from the gears under the brass clips that are under the toner cartridge. The teeth that are visible seem normal. Suggestions?
    Steve
     
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    Hi and welcome. Gears are probably going to need replaced. Last time I had that done I think I paid more for the repair call than I could have bought a new printer for.......
     
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    Thanks, AcaCandy,
    Have you any recommendations for printers in the $200 range, refurbished, that seem to hold up well without needing gear replacement?
    Steve
     
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    No, sorry, I don't, but I'm sure someone else will......I've resigned myself to knowing that any of the newer ones tend to be throw away items after a couple of years, and no one will even work on them anymore. Now here in Mexico, I got an old HP Deskjet (the ones that weighed a ton, remember those ;) ) fixed about 3 years ago for about $30 U.S. and the guy even came to my house........
     
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    Thanks, AcaCandy,
    Perhaps one of the older stalwarts will work.
    Steve
     
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