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  1. Dick

    Dick Guest

    does anyone know what part I need to replace to make this printer work ?
    The Make: HP
    The Model PSC 1610
    Age : About two years

    The Problem: Keeps taking paper in ,it goes in to far and reports a paper
    jam.
    If you push the OK button,it spits the paper out and takes in a new sheet of
    paper.
    It does this without being hooked up to the computer.

    Thanks,
    Dick
     
  2. Tried running a cleaning sheet through it?

    Also fixyourownprinter.com
     
  3. Lionel

    Lionel Guest

    I'm not familiar with that particular model, but this sort of error is
    usually caused either by the /leading/ edge of the page not being
    detected by the second paper sensor, or the /trailing/ edge not being
    detected by the first paper sensor.
    Likely causes: Either stuck/gunked up/displaced/dusty paper sensor, or
    a misaligned paper roller. Take off the covers & look for black
    slotted interrupters, possibly triggered by a plastic arm or wheel.
    If the printer won't run with the covers off, try replacing the
    covers, feeding a page, & turning off the printer when the error comes
    up. That should make it a lot easier to locate the paper sensors.
     
  4. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    Google PSC 1610 jams.
     
  5. AZ Nomad

    AZ Nomad Guest

    Look up the model number on the back and buy one of those. Unplug
    all the cables and throw out the big box in the middle. Replace it with
    the part you just purchased.
     
  6. Lionel

    Lionel Guest

    Good advice. Looks like a crappy paper feed design &/or shitty feed
    rollers.
    This looks like the best resource:
    <http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c00265823>
    Slightly more general version:
    <http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...docname=c00601439&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN>

    BTW, HPs advice on cleaning the paper rollers is typically wimpy. Over
    many years of fixing paper feed problems in inkjets, lasers, copiers &
    faxes, I've found that rollers tend to harden on the surface, which
    makes them shiny, & prone to slipping on the paper. The manufacturer
    will always advise you to replace the roller, but it's rarely
    neccessary. I've found that they can easily be reconditioned by
    scrubbing the hardened/shiny area with a calico rag that's been
    moistened with acetone (eg; nail polish remover or laquer thinner).
    This gets the rubber nice & 'grippy' again, & will generally give you
    another year or two out of the roller.
     
  7. There is a rubber tire reconditioner used for record players (the cheap kind
    with a rubber tire). Don't know what's in it though.
     
  8. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    The stuff I`ve had for donkey's years contains xylene - very nasty
    stuff - works a treat tho.

    Ron(UK)
     
  9. Lionel

    Lionel Guest

    Yikes.
    <http://www.gadiv.com/msds/Xylene.pdf>

    You might try acetone next time & see if it works for you.
     
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