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HP 4L laser printer - no power indicators showing -

HP 4L laser printer was showing faded areas in printed page. Before I could purchase a replacement toner cartridge, it failed to power up. No lights are showing on control panel when plugged into various power outlets. Is there a fuse or other power control device that can be checked? I assume exhausted toner cartridge would not have any effect on power indicators. Any ideas for testing or trouble shooting?

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  • wwm7 Mar 02, 2009

    Many thanks for your rapid and helpful response. For a 15+ year-old printer of this type/cost, it's probably not worth paying for an hour of a service engineer's time at $50-$100 per hour. I was hoping it was something I could do for myself on this winter Sunday evening. Will start tomorrow looking for replacement. Your comments were much appreciated.

    Bill

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There is not a fuse in the printers main board but i can say that there is circuit breaker on the board like fuse only instead of fuse there is a ic that ic has to be replaced if major damage the cost may vary other wise the ic is just under 1$ THATS IS.IF ANY ENGINEER DOES HE WILL CHARGE HIS SERVICE FOR THAT.BUT CALLING A ENGINEER IS ADVISABLE AS HE WILL ALSO CHECK OUT ANY OTHER PART GOING TO BE SHORT IN NEAR BY COMING DAYS.

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