TEKTRONIX PHASER 840 - Won't print properly from paper tray
Posted on 2004-11-03
I just took out a phaser that has been out of use for about a year. It was taken out of service and marked "broken" at 182000 pages or so. I plugged it back in and I get an error saying that I need to add more ink, ink is missing. THis printer uses solidstix and all are present. So naturally to override this i found a way to jam down the sensor that tell the printer there is no ink (be aware this may be why it doesn't work, as ill explain below). When I manually feed the printer fron the front it works perfectly like a dream but when it takes it from the paper tray it comes through all right (no jams) but it is all faded and distorted (unreadable). THen i tried the manual feed again and it worked!? Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here? I know that the paper seems to go through the same spot eventually where the ink is added so my best guess is that the printer only works correctly when it thinks it is being manually fed. I really have no clue, just a thought of mine.