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    Earlier today I was given an hp4500 color laser printer. It came with six new in box toners, one new in box transfer roller, one 76% useful transfer roller, power cable, printer cable, and a minor problem.

    There had been a MASSIVE magenta toner spill inside the printer. I'm talking PILES of toner everywhere.

    So I put in on a table in the carport and grab the air compressor. I pull the toners, paper trays, fuser, tranfer belt, and everything else that isn't nailed down. And I start blasting with the air hose. A pinkish fog floats across the yard towards the neighbor's house.

    But it isn't enough. You can still measure the toner inside the printer with a ruler.

    So.....

    Need more power.

    Time to break out the commercial-grade gas powered leaf blower.

    If the first attempt left me with a pinkish fog then this can only be described as a nuclear explosion of toner.

    After 10 minutes (I said it was deep!) I finally have it clean. I do a little detail work the the air hose, sponge it off and reassemble the thing.

    I hook it up, and after a couple of really speckled reddish pages it works like a champ!

    This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.
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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    I see that your neighbor has a magenta colored siding now.
    LOL!

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    (Overheard from the neighbor's side) "Why the HE!! is everything pink ?"



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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    yuandrew - I think there's some subliminal pics in your pink graphic!
    -"Must control self"-
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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    Like your style Turbodog One thing if you get the leaf blower out again, wear a face mask or the very least a bandana. I had a share in a repair company and the one thing I remember was the vacuum cleaners used to cost $400 a pop because the toner dust was carcigenic. Probably no need to share that fact with your neighbour


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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    Be prepared to do that quite often. CLJ4500s leak toner like a sieve. That toner you blew out was probably just from years of regular toner leakage, not any kind of accident or breakage.

    BTW - hope you did all that outside, and not in your garage. Toner sticks to everything, and can be difficult to remove from clothing and rough surfaces.

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    Just wash it off with some nice boiling hot water.
    Do something alone and it's weird, do it with others and it's a club.

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigman
    yuandrew - I think there's some subliminal pics in your pink graphic!
    Didn't really think about that though; I just went into Paint, selected the magenta color from the pallet and then clicked the "spray can" tool and just sprayed it all over the place in a circular motion to simulate a "pink cloud".

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    hmmm....i doubt the toner is biodegradable...
    theres going to be this pink haze on your neighbors lawn....

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    hope you dont die of pink lung!

    i am always looking for old radios and tv sets.tube stuff.ham gear.i repair all the above.
    email me for more info. SPAMMERS WILL BE PUNISHED!

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    That must have been what happed in Russia yesterday, except the toner was yellow.

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...5-1702,00.html

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    yellow....makes me think of two things...oil consensation and clorine

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    Don't eat the yellow snow.
    Do something alone and it's weird, do it with others and it's a club.

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    Realy not a redneck job unless you found a place to put a wad or two of duct tape..

    Yellow snow... One of my tips for crappy service left written on a napkin..
    sic mihi lux lucis...

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    Default Re: redneck laser printer repair

    That's really a mess, why don't bring it on a printer repair expert, try not to use any kind of chemical solution as it may harm your printer especially if the electrical parts are also affected by the solution you are applying.

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