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HP82240A old printer
03-31-2018, 07:43 PM
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HP82240A old printer
It was running along just fine. I ripped the paper feed off as I've done so many before. Now it won't feed the paper. Do these old things have rubbery drive parts like card readers? Are they worth fixing? Does anybody fix them.
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04-01-2018, 01:16 AM
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RE: HP82240A old printer
I've opened and repaired this type of printer before. Not terribly difficult if you have the service manual at hand. That can be found on the MoHPC flash drive here (a good investment)

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cd/cddesc.htm

Have you first checked to see if the print head moves freely and there is a response to the paper advance? Perhaps you just have a jam or loose mechanical connection that can be resolved by opening the unit and having a look. There are I believe five screws in the bottom that need to be removed to access the works.

There is a rubber wheel driving the paper that eventually deteriorates and needs to be replaced. You can find a few suppliers that have the o-ring material to make a repair on eBay. Just search for "hp82240 repair". I don't know of anyone who would fix it for you though - perhaps someone else does?

~Mark

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04-01-2018, 02:00 AM
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RE: HP82240A old printer
It fixed itself. It was apparently nothing more than a paper jam. Thank you for your quick response. It was a bit baffling because there just enough paper showing after I tore it away to look like it should move. Finally I got hold of the tiny bit that was showing and physically yanked it til enough showed to move on its own. Again thanks. Looking for a paper jam seemed the simplest first step.
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