Printer help?

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Thu Sep 9 12:29:41 2004

>> [...IIISi...blown power decoupling cap...]

["Dwight K. Elvey" <>]
> It looks like you found the problem. I wonder if this was one of
> those caps that were made with the stolen formula for the
> electrolyte.

I couldn't say. :)

> I would guess that replacing the cap should put it back in working
> order. Do clean the board of the material that comes out of the cap.
> It isn't highly corrosive but it will cause damage over time.

I've now removed the cap. In case it helps settle speculation about
that stolen formula, it's marked "nichicon", "220?F 35V", "PR(M)",
"105?C", and "H9117". My guess is that "nichicon" is a brand name.

[msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG (Michael Sokolov)]
>> I had to replace the fuser on [my IIISi] because [...]
> Hmm, I use mine in the exact same manner, does this mean I'm
> mistreating the fuser?

I don't know, actually. Mine failed, but I don't know whether it
actually had anything to do with the way I left it on all the time
while printing only occasionally.

Someone was talking abotu the fuser lamp burning out. That is not what
happened to mine; it continued to work as a fuser, but produced ghosts
on the page, as if it picked up some of the toner from the page and
deposited it down next revolution, a few inches further down the page.

I determined it was definitely the fuser by opening the printer while
printing a page. After a try or two I caught it with the page halfway
through the fuser: the part after the fuser had ghosts, the part before

[msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG (Michael Sokolov), in another message]
> Ethan Dicks <> wrote:
>> Working out the raw Postscript to define the bizarre page size was
>> the hardest part [of making some envelopes work].
> Isn't the print engine fundamentally limited to its fixed set of
> paper sizes?

Perhaps, but that isn't really necessary in my experience; when I print
envelopes, I let the printer think I'm doing 8.5"x11" and just feed the
envelope into it instead of an ordinary page - and make certain the
code does not try to put any marks anywhere outside the part of the
page that actually falls on the envelope.

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