black sheet

Posted on 2000-04-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
HP laserjet IIP prints a solid black page. I have replaced the toner cart. and thats not it. Printer was found in a storage room and was told it hasn't worked for months. I opened it up and made sure all connections on the boards are good and pressed all reset buttons.
Question by:ka6zpq
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Expert Comment

ID: 2720565
Did it start when you changed the toner cartridge. It could be the new cartridge.

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ID: 2720738
Edited text of question.

Expert Comment

ID: 2722489
Open printer,check transfer wire(normally underneath where the cartridge sits), it's probably broken.
The charge wire is usually part of the drum/cartridge but if it is'nt check that as well.
These wires are extremely thin so if they are not broken take care.
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Expert Comment

ID: 2738356
several possible causes from the HP manual
1. improperly installed or defective toner cartridge.
2. Defective HV contact assy
3. Defective fiber optics cable
4. Defective DC controller

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mscotty earned 50 total points
ID: 2873391
It will be a defective DC controller and it won't be worth fixing

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ID: 2873856
Answer accepted

Author Comment

ID: 2873857
I think that steveb 49's answer is more correct than mscotty's answer.
thanks to all.

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