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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.

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Get it cleaned in paper sensor area and check up the drivers as well as data cable which connects, the pc and printer. Change the data cable if necessary. Give me feedback so that may be some more help can be provided.

Posted on Mar 12, 2007

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If you are good at mathematics, maybe you' ll see its better to buy a new, exactly the same printer. Take the price of four new cartridges and add the price of a new fuser. Now see if this price is lower than the price of a completely new printer with new cartridges and a new fuser (and all the other new parts). You' ll be suprised! (At least I was)

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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Cleaned the paper pickup unit gear & sensor, your problem will solve.

Thanks.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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Parts are no longer available. You might be able to clean the feed roller by removing the toner cartridge and cleaning the gray roller with isoprpyl alcohone.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: HP LaserJet 1600 printing 2 lines on paper, Uneven but straight.

If the line is one specific color, then change the corresponding toner cartridge. (You may be able to see the line on the drum in the toner cartridge.) If the line is a mix of colors, then it is probably either the transfer belt or the fuser. In either case, you could replace the whole printer for about the same cost as repair.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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Figure 1: Unplugging the power cord
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Figure 2: Removing the print cartridge
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Figure 3: Removing the main input tray (tray 2)


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Figure 4: Opening automatic two-sided path door


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Figure 5: Placement of printer


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Figure 6: White tabs
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Figure 8: Pickup roller assembly movement



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Figure 9: Pickup roller

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Figure 11: Pickup roller end cap


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Figure 14: Power cord in

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Figure 15: Scrubbing the roller




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