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I purchased a HP LaserJet 6L around 3 years ago used. I replaced the rollers, and the whole front panel to the printer (sensor tabs were broke). All told, I still got the printer for a steal. It has ran fine for about three years, but here recently, it has started to make a high-pitched noise, and then it only prints lines on the paper. At first, it was only doing this intermttently, but now it doesn't even print at all, and makes the nerve-racking noise everytime I try to print. I replaced the toner cartridge, but it did not help. Even when I turn the printer on and off at initial start-up it still makes the noise. I am ready to take this baby apart again, but if it is either an easy fix, or not fixable, I don't want to waste my time or ruin it any further.
The problem with the screeching sound and horizontal lines printing is no lubricant for a small motor, not the main motor. To fix this problem, download the service manual which shows how to remove the case. You’ll need a phillips screwdriver and some machine oil or something similar to Z-Max. When the printer is apart and you’re facing it, on top there’s a compartment with a metal cover plate (shield) held by two screws. To the left is a spring loaded switching system that rocks into position when it’s called, and presses on the tab of a leaf switch. With the printer plugged up, you can press on the leaf switch which will engage the printers system, causing the printer to attempt printing. During this you’ll hear the screeching sound you’re describing. This is your test procedure during this repair. Next, notice the two multi-wire connectors at each end of the compartment. One bundle runs across the top of the compartment and connects on the other side. Remove both connectors and the two screws that hold down the shield; one holds down a metal pressure tab, also to be removed. This releases the shield exposing a small circuit board that has a control IC and a small motor. Three screws holds this circuit board to the printers plastic casing. Taking care not to handle the circuit traces (IC Static Protection Protocols), remove the screws and remove of the board. On this board is a small motor with it’s flywheel held down by a square weight and a pressure tab. Remove the top tab and the weight, turn the plastic guide to the side, and lift the flywheel away from the motor. Apply the lubricant to the shaft of the flywheel and reassemble the system. Try your switch test. Chances are, it’ll work without all that screeching. If you get that far, trust me, it’ll print. The "finge"
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
I have this exact problem as well. It printed a few pages, then gave some high pitch noise, the paper still rolled out. Then when I went to print a test page, it printed the paper with just lines and now, it won't even feed the paper into the printer.
Any luck on a quick fix?
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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When faced with a 59.99 error, we have found additional
ways to solve the issue since the service manual was written.
Error: 59.99.00 Description: An error occurred in the secondary transfer engaging mechanism. Solution
Follow the troubleshooting steps below:
Fuser seated improperly. Reseat the fuser.
NOTE: You may hear grinding sounds from the right, rear of the printer associated with this specific failure also.
Faulty secondary transfer engagement sensor. Replace the
secondary transfer engagement sensor. (PS16, part of paper pickup/feed
Faulty secondary transfer engaging solenoid. Replace the
secondary transfer engaging solenoid. (SL4, part of paper pickup/feed
Faulty feed motor. Replace the feed motor. (M1)
Faulty DC controller PCB. Replace the DC controller
If the 59.99 error only occurred after removing and
reinstalling the paper pickup/feed assembly, what may have happened is that the
secondary transfer engaging solenoid SL4 may have become dislocated. See figure
below. Verify position of tab on top of solenoid.
Figure (See Link) Pickup/Feed Assm -
RM1-0765-070CN).(Includes solenoid & sensor) DC Controller PCB (RM1-0510-000) DC Controller, CLJ 3500/3550 Primary Transfer Roller Engaging Motor (M-5) RK2-0139 Drum Motor (M-3) RM1-0733Drum
motor - Provides power to turn cartridge drums Delivery Motor (M-2)
RK2-0138 Feed Motor (M-1) - RK2-0137 Located on lower left front of
main right side plate assembly Secondary transfer engagement sensor. (PS-10) (Part of Pickup/Feed Assembly) Secondary transfer engaging solenoid. (SL-4) RK2-0145-000CN Formatter Assembly Q1319-67903
Parts associated with this fix:
http://lbrty.com/Products/HP/parts_hp/pnC3500.html (Very Good Parts Vender Catalog) http://www.feedroller.com/Store/clj3500.php (Parts Vender) http://www.laserprinterservices.com/hp3500/hp3500.html (Parts Vender) HP Customer: To order HP computer parts and printer parts by phone please call 1-800-227-8164 , Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.
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Pickup/Feed Assm -
RM1-0765-070CN).(Includes solenoid & sensor)
DC Controller PCB (RM1-0510-000) DC Controller, CLJ 3500/3550
Primary Transfer Roller Engaging Motor (M-5) RK2-0139
Drum Motor (M-3) RM1-0733Drum
motor - Provides power to turn cartridge drums
Delivery Motor (M-2)
Feed Motor (M-1) - RK2-0137 Located on lower left front of
main right side plate assembly
Secondary transfer engagement sensor. (PS-10) (Part of Pickup/Feed Assembly)
Secondary transfer engaging solenoid. (SL-4) RK2-0145-000CN
Formatter Assembly Q1319-67903
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