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Dick

Jan 1, 1970
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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
 
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Homer J Simpson

Jan 1, 1970
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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.

Tried running a cleaning sheet through it?

Also fixyourownprinter.com
 
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Lionel

Jan 1, 1970
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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.

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.
 
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Meat Plow

Jan 1, 1970
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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.

Google PSC 1610 jams.
 
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AZ Nomad

Jan 1, 1970
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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.

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.
 
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Lionel

Jan 1, 1970
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Google PSC 1610 jams.

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.
 
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Homer J Simpson

Jan 1, 1970
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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.

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.
 
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Ron(UK)

Jan 1, 1970
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Homer said:
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.
The stuff I`ve had for donkey's years contains xylene - very nasty
stuff - works a treat tho.

Ron(UK)
 
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