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Printer smells When I turn on the printer it smells like something is burning, it prints ok but am ferful is goin out any suggestions

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If it smells like something burning, then something it is burning.
This happens when you have a short inside the device or one of the component is burning (usually a capacitor or an IC).
Using the device in this conditions is not safe, call a qualified technician and have the printer checked.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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    Ginko Jun 22, 2008

    More: melting toner does not smell like burning, as it is supposed to be fused, not burned. When there is smell of burning you may always have an hazard.
    This is part of any health and safety basic knowledge with electronics.
    If smell persist have the printer checked, if it goes, in the best case it may have caused by a tiny piece of plastic burning on the fuser lamp.
    Everybody here should know health and safety standards.

    Regards


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There is no problem with your printer ............. i think it smells like ozone or burning plastics this kind of smell exists in all electronic products .......

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

  • gopinath pasupathy Jun 27, 2008

    the burning may also be due to power supply to printer check it

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Its the toner which smells

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Jun 22, 2008

    Whenever you take a print out the laser fuses the toner on the paper and later it is fused through the fuser assemble on which the paper goes between a very hot and hightemperature fuser roller drun then we get the final printout,,,, of the paper is not fused then you will see toner dust on the paper, So what i meant is that it is normal not to worry about it, this happens mostly when you replace a new toner.

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It may be ur power board.

discconnect it from power first and leave for 2hras

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 22, 2008

    sounds to me like the safety fuse... u may also be getting a Low Heat Error i think

    that means ur problem lies somewhere besides the fuser

    for solving the burning smell u wil have to replace the controller board.
    but if u have an error along with it BOTH controller board and fuser have gone dead ..probably due to an electrical
    surge or something. Having replaced both, will solve u the problem.

    NB:
    Replacing only one of the parts does not fully solve the problem. It
    might fool you by popping up the error after several printouts [even
    after 100 pages!!] just as it did to me.

    fuser costs around 30-40$
    not sure about controller cost

    dont forget to accept MY solution if u go by it.

    feel free for asking any doubts u have.

    thank u for ur cooperation.

    good luck for getting fixed soon


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HI,

Burning smell is not normal.
It may be caused by the fuser you put in, or by the power supply.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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