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12-29-2008 08:51 AM
Sounds like the parallel port daughtercard on the printer wasn't making good contact and when you reinstalled the old one, the force you applied resolved the issue. Glad that it worked out for you!!
12-29-2008 10:44 AM
Should I tighten it or something? If I should do it, Are the 4 screws that hold the metal part the only ones to unscrew?
Once in a while it prints garbage again. Maybe I should use the 9 pin serial port and forget about the parallel port.
What's your opinion of switching to the serial port?
12-29-2008 02:25 PM
The four screws are likely the screws that hold the mainboard in, tightening them won't have any effect on the daughter card. I don't know if it's hard sodered into the main board or has an actual connector. Switching to serial port I don't know about, if the driver allows it, it's worth a try but I don't think you will be happy with the speed, if it does work.
It could be the parallel port on the computer as well, although the printer is the likely suspect.
If it's the connector on the printer, it might just be time to read it it's last rights, and replace it.
12-29-2008 05:20 PM
Thanks a lot Renee.
I have on my next year budget a new HP Color LaserJet and a relatively good scanner. My experience with the all in one has not been the to good so I prefer a printer and scanner separated. I placed the printer and it's working. Once in a while it prints garbage but most of the time it works OK.
I think we can close this thread. Thanks.
10-09-2009 04:25 PM
Hi, i have a HP Color Laserjet 5 with a brand new Drum. One day a paper had jam in the drum the LCD was wrote "DRUM WINDING JAM" and since that, when i print something i always see the trace of what it was one the page who have jam in with a black background not very visible but more copy i done more it become visible, so what should i do ?