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Topic # 25511 23-Aug-2008 22:21
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Anybody got any ideas on how I could rejuvenate an old feed roller in an old colour laser printer which otherwise works ok [and I bought off Trademe for the princely sum of a dollar]?

It feeds ok about 1/10th of the time.  The rest of the time it fails to pickup :-/

It's a QMS Magicolor 2 which is long discontinued.

NB: No idea how much tonor it has left of C M Y, but it has a refilled K, so when C M or Y run out it's going to be a [freaking huge] mono laser printer ;-)




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  Reply # 159212 23-Aug-2008 23:05
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Reply # 159214 23-Aug-2008 23:09
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coffeebaron: alcohol


This is probably best applied to the roller before consuming.



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  Reply # 159227 24-Aug-2008 00:28
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Hmm.  I would have thought it might cause more problem, I did clean it with meths and a cotton bud but not sure it would be wise to do more?

I'm almost tempted to take it out and steep it in some warm water for a while to see if it might swell a little.




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  Reply # 159237 24-Aug-2008 07:37
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I've put isopropyl on the feed rollers of a couple of my old printers, and it has brought them back to life for about 6 months. Then I put it on again and it revives them again...

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