NTLK Re: newtontalk V1 #117 - Slightly off topic: Dead LaserWriter ?

From: Walter J. Ferstl (walter.j.ferstl@netway.at)
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 11:51:34 CDT

>Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 18:33:59 -0500
>From: jceaser <jceaser@mac.com>
>To: <newtontalk@planetnewton.com>,
>Subject: Slightly off topic: Dead LaserWriter ?
>Message-ID: <B5E18494.55EA%jceaser@mac.com>
>I have a LaserWriter IIf that may be dead, but I need help with it's
>prognosis. What is wrong with the printer is that it can not be found on
>the apple talk network and all of its lights are on but the paper jam light.
>That light blinks. So, is there any one out there who use to work with this
>kind of printer? Is it dead? Basicly I want to know if it is a bad mother
>board or a bad printer. Thank for any help that can be givin.


as I had a very similar experience with an Apple Personal LaserWriter NT
(the small sibling of your printer) let me tell you what I did to solve the
problem, at least somehow:

First time, I shut the printer off, slid out the motherboard a bit (maybe
half an inch - just enough to make sure the electrical contact was
interrupted, of course not touching any of the components on the board),
and put it in place again after some minutes. Then, I still waited another
20 minutes or so before I switched the printer on again.

Every other month or so this printer shows the same behaviour again. In
most cases I do not have to pull the motherboard out, just switch the
printer off, wait about 20 minutes and put it on again.

To me, it looks like a temperature problem, as it most likely occurs during

I hope this may have been of some help,


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