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Any parts of a LASERJET 5Si that can be salvaged?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Ignoramus26555, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. At my work, they are throwing away a HP LaserJet 5SI printer. I am
    thinking that perhaps there is something valuable here, like stepper
    motors or whatever that I can salvage for my "projects". Any
    suggestions?

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  2. The line cord.


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  3. Thanks. I already have a fine collection of line cords, plus this one
    does not have one.

    It is actually a bad ass printer, capable of printing many pages per
    minute.

    i
     
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  5. Roger Haar

    Roger Haar Guest

    Hi,
    There should be a number of precision shafts,
    some with rubber coatings. But it all depends on
    what you do and what you need.

    Thanks
    Roger Haar
     
  6. I have no idea what I need. With the military surplus stuff that I
    throw away, my standard procedure is to take out all motors and screws
    and switches and large semiconductor devices. Given the excellent
    webpage suggested by someone else, there is little truly worthwhile
    stuff in that printer.

    i

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  7. Guest

    Given what they get for refurb and pulled parts for these printers, a
    computer parts recycler would probably pay a not inconsiderable amount
    for the carcase, even if it seemed totally dead. Some places, tossing
    computer parts in the trash will get you in legal trouble. I've never
    actually tossed an HP laser printer, they've always been revivable with
    a little effort. The paper trays alone are worth a bunch.

    For parts of interest, you've got a laser in there, some kind of
    scanning mirror and motor, rudimentary optics, gears and bearings, a
    power supply with semi-HV output. The sum of the individual parts and
    assemblies is far more than the whole works costs.

    Stan
     
  8. Ron Bean

    Ron Bean Guest

    Why are they throwing it away? If it's repairable, it's probably
    worth more as a printer than as anything else.

    If it's a paper jam problem, see this link:
    http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/hp/12
     
  9. To my big surprise, these relatively powerful printers bring
    relatively little on ebay (100-200 dollars), in working condition.
    Thank you Stan. Is the DC motor hard to get to? I like DC motors, I
    may build a bigger toy elevator with one.
     
  10. Bob May

    Bob May Guest

    The whole printer itself, if in working condition, is quite valuable. I'd
    grab the fusor assy. from a few just for insurance along with the ozone
    filter and then a couple of full working units for home. Also, any toner
    cartriges are going home too.
    I've got several of the older LJ2/3 units and they have been very good
    workhorses.
     
  11. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Guest

    At my work, they are throwing away a HP LaserJet 5SI printer. I am
    We hauled five of them to the landfill a while back and had to pay for them
    to take the heavy suckers. All were working perfectly.
     
  12. NSM

    NSM Guest

    Your local thrift will often take these if working.

    http://FreeCycle.org is another good option.

    N


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  13. Ace

    Ace Guest

    I didn't bother to ask the question you are asking. I simply tore down a
    couple of obsolete printers
    and kept what looked interesting.

    When a third printer came along, I simply trashed it, along with most of the
    parts that looked "interesting"
    from the first two printers.

    Hope this helps,
    Ace
     
  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Guest

    Your local thrift will often take these if working.

    They just groaned. Take a couple of friends and lift a 5si sometime. Not to
    mention that the cost of expendables for them is horrendous.
     
  15. Clint Sharp

    Clint Sharp Guest

    Probably a couple of nice steppers, if it's got a duplex unit maybe a
    couple more, loads of gearwheels, a few solenoids maybe a synchronous
    belt and associated pulleys, the drive electronics for said steppers and
    solenoids and my favourite bit, a laser scanner assembly with some nice
    quality mirrors, lenses and a nice rotating mirror (could be hexagonal,
    octagonal or a twin faced unit) The PSU's (HV and DC) *might* be useful
    to you but I'd be surprised.
     
  16. The toner cartridge, even if it is empty is worth some money!
     
  17. A 5SIMX with PostScript, duplexer, and a hard drive remains an excellent
    BOD machine.

    The regular 5Si ain't all that great.

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    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    voice: (928)428-4073 email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at http://www.tinaja.com
     
  18. We find that the old 4100 and 4200 series printers are currently the best HP
    printers. The 5SSi is nothing more than a dinosaur that takes up too much
    space. Make an attempt to find a sucker locally for $100 cash or toss it.



    Rita
     
  19. The story changes wildly if you go over 150,000 pages per month.


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    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    voice: (928)428-4073 email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at http://www.tinaja.com
     
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