The internet is for … porn

 

HP 1312 color laser printer

Perhaps I am pretty easily persuaded by the brand as quite a few years back I purchased a HP color printer – the 1312 multi function printer to be exact.

It is a bit late to review this printer as it is no longer possible to purchase it – well at least on Amazon.

It is a color laser printer and the quality it produces is quite reasonable for any home or small business.  I can scan from either the flat bed scanner or by placing papers into the paper feeder.  The paper tray is a bit finicky to get in and out.  I guess they have forgotten how to build a heavy duty printer like their old HP laserjet III’s.  Yet having said all of that I will admit the printer has lasted me a very long time and I haven’t needed to invest in any repairs until now.

The Symptoms

I have had some fairly troubling problems in the last few months.  While printing it sounds like it is grinding up gears and there have been a lot of mis-feeds.  That rate went from sometimes to every other page just last week.  Just yesterday it looked like the blue was being printed slightly askew of the rest of the page.

So I spent a number of hours googling every part of the internet that I could find in order to find a solution.  The solution is to replace those parts that might be old and worn out.  More specifically those parts are the pickup roller and the roller separator.

  

problem area                                                        whilte locking tabs

 

  

separator roller and its cover                             here is the right locking pin
(pointing to locking pin)

The repair itself took about 30 minutes and I suppose a HP professional could have done it in about 15.  The only thing that made this possible was the fact that there are a few repair guides on the internet.  My savior was from the Liberty Parts Team.

http://www.lbrty.com/tech/tarticles/taCM1312roller.pdf

The cost of the repair was both really cheap and fairly expensive.  The parts cost a princely amount of 22.48 including delivery.  The real cost was in both nerves and time to research.

Porn

Oh, the porn?  Well, I have seen and heard the song “The internet is for porn”, but perhaps there are a few other things there as well.

Well, I guess the other thing is Google.

 

I wouldn’t mind a new printer which is why I went ahead on this journey but I really didn’t want to purchase one right now.  If you are also so inclined then next time you have a computer problem it is time to surf the net.

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