LaserWriter IIg will not start up

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have an Apple LaserWriter IIg (this is the one with the AAUI/Ethernet port).  The only difference between this and the LaserWriter IINT, NTX or SC is the logic board (aka motherboard).

When I power it on, I get no noise (usually you hear the gears rotate a bit).  Just the Power, Toner and Out-Of-Paper lights (green, yellow & red respectively) stay lit solid for several minutes, then the Out-Of-Paper and Paper-Jam lights (both red) blink continuously.

Any help on what may be the issue would be appreciated.  Thanks.
 - Walter
Question by:SCBOE Helpdesk
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    Expert Comment

    Wow, that's old school. You might see if you can find a logic board to throw in there. Or you might want to buy a new printer.
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    Accepted Solution

    Unless you can find a cheap 2nd-hand logic board, it'll definitely be cheaper to buy a new printer.

    To replace the LW, you'll need something with PostScript and networking. No matter what you buy, you'll get much faster speeds, higher resolution (600 dpi) and additional functionality such as duplexing. Look at HP, Xerox, Samsung, etc. For example:

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