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I bought an HP Laserjet 1020 on eBay because a ceramicist said that it was the very best printer for printing ceramic decals. After I got help from the seller to make it compatible with Mac OS, I discovered that the black toner never dries and smears on all sorts of paper I tested it on. So I went online and bought a new compatible toner cartridge. Today I discovered that the ink from that one smears and never dries as well. I am told now that the printer needs a fuser unit part # RM1-2086-000. Can a layman like me install such a unit? Optional Information: Computer OS: Mac OS X Browser: Firefox Already Tried: a new compatible toner cartridge; all sorts of paper

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    An excellent response and useful HP website URL. Now I have to see if it works.



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You should not have any problem installing this yourself. IF you do have issues with it, you can access several resources and avenues on the HP website.
Here is the link to the manuals:

I just have a question about the use of what you are printing. A toner style printer puts down a toner image on the paper and the fuser bakes it on the paper. It would not be wet and the paper should be warm when it comes out of the printer. So if meets these things and it is still smearing, you might have a different problem.
Usually when the fuser fails, the printer wont work and you get an error message. Also be ready for a mess when you start working on these. The toner gets all over the place..

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