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Anonymous
a b Ô Samsung
August 5, 2004 6:40:39 AM

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I've got a Samsung ML-1210, only a couple of years old, very little-used
(I'd be surprised if I've printed 500 pages off it), but now the gravity
paper feed is pretty much kaput. Apparently the rubber gripper doesn't:
after a couple of abortive attempts, where you can see the paper move a
fraction of an inch downward, I get the error light, and the foremost
piece of paper has a very light "scorch" mark at its base, just the size
of the rubber gripper.

I've tried rehydrating the gripper with water, but that hasn't helped.
The local Samsung repair place has never seen one of these, and for the
same reason that they won't see mine, I'm sure: it's $90 just to look at
it, and the printer isn't worth that much.

Does anyone have any further suggestions as to what steps I can take? I
can force it to take a single page at a time by judicious jiggling, but
I really don't want to be a slave to my printer.

Thanks,

Chris Jones

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Anonymous
a b Ô Samsung
August 9, 2004 8:42:48 AM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

I don't know this printer, but in general a problem with gravity feed of
this type is due to glazed pick up/paper advance wheels.

If you can access the wheels, the best way to correct this is to get the
glaze off. Water is not the answer. You can try isopropyl alcohol (test
it on a small area to make sure the rubberized surface isn't damaged by
it, and if no damage occurs, using a cotton swab, wipe down the wheels.
You may have to press the load button to get them to turn while you
are cleaning them, but be careful not to get the swab caught as it moves
around.

Another more aggressive cleaner/solvent is a rubber restoring fluid,
sold to many service companies which work with rubberized wheels or
belts. Most of these products have citrus oil base as their active
ingredient. Be careful if you use these, they dissolve some plastics.

Art

Chris Jones wrote:

> I've got a Samsung ML-1210, only a couple of years old, very little-used
> (I'd be surprised if I've printed 500 pages off it), but now the gravity
> paper feed is pretty much kaput. Apparently the rubber gripper doesn't:
> after a couple of abortive attempts, where you can see the paper move a
> fraction of an inch downward, I get the error light, and the foremost
> piece of paper has a very light "scorch" mark at its base, just the size
> of the rubber gripper.
>
> I've tried rehydrating the gripper with water, but that hasn't helped.
> The local Samsung repair place has never seen one of these, and for the
> same reason that they won't see mine, I'm sure: it's $90 just to look at
> it, and the printer isn't worth that much.
>
> Does anyone have any further suggestions as to what steps I can take? I
> can force it to take a single page at a time by judicious jiggling, but
> I really don't want to be a slave to my printer.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris Jones
>
!