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Paper misfeed problem, Samsung ML-1710 laser printer

by Keith in Albany / June 27, 2009 1:47 AM PDT

I've been struggling with paper misfeeds (roller picks up sheet but it does not feed into the print path, printer shuts down) for months. I've cleaned the pick-up rollers with alcohol, have switched paper stock several times, try a nearly-full paper tray and a half-full and quarter full paper tray. Each solution seems to work for a while, then the problem starts again. This printer was manufactured in 2003. Other than this problem, I love it and hate to give up on it, but is it time to let go and buy a new one. Or is there a reasonable solution I haven't tried yet. It didn't cost a whole lot when I bought it and replacing it would not be expensive either, so that's not much of an issue. I want to make a decision before I have to replace the toner cartridge, which is kind of pricey.

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Similar dilemma here
by Steven Haninger / June 28, 2009 5:21 AM PDT

Mine is an HP1100 and I've repaired or replaced picker and roller parts a few times over the years but the darned thing won't die. I get 3000 pages on a cartridge that costs about 70 bucks...not bad...but I think it's time to not keep a backup cartridge in stock. Time to let it go and move on. My advice to you or anyone else would be the same.

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re; similar dilema here
by Keith in Albany / June 28, 2009 6:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Similar dilemma here

Thanks for the suggestion. That's where I was leaning, too. But thought it appropriate to see if anyone had a different idea.

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by Willy / June 28, 2009 11:40 AM PDT

There is a product called, "rubber rejuvenator" that cleans rubber wheels and such. Beware it is a strong cleaner and attacks plastic. Find it at office supply or computer shops, etc., or google online. I also suggest you never use alcohol again as a cleaner, it dries out the rubber and defeats the purpose over time. If possible, you may need a service kit, but at what cost. Its cheaper to buy another plain B&W printer unless you want color now. Anyways, a printer after X-yrs. will exhibit your problems.

tada -----Willy Happy

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