Saturday, 27 February 2010
Sod's Law In Operation...
My colour laser printer had been acting up for a while, with plain black text coming out unevenly, some bits being very dark and slightly smudgy-looking, and other parts (on the same line) being much paler. I assumed it was the toner running low, and replaced the cartridges.
That didn't do much... and then, after having replaced all four toner cartridges, the paper feed went wrong. The paper wouldn't load. I explored the machine a bit (being blonde and not very technically-minded meant that it was a fairly superficial exploration) and concluded that the paper tray was supposed to make something click into place so that the end was raised, and the paper could be picked up by the roller... only it wasn't happening.
I couldn't fix it, and the machine was out of warranty, and I decided it might be easier to buy a new printer, especially in view of the uneven printing.
So, today I went to get a new printer. However, when I got home, I thought I'd have another little look at the paper tray of the old printer.
Three guesses what happened next. If you paid any attention to the title of the blog post, you'll only need one of them...
Yes, that's right... The wretched machine started to work.
However, the problem with uneven print was still in evidence.
And, since I'm not entirely sure how I fixed the paper feed problem, I decided to keep the new printer. I just have to figure out what to do with the old one...