Can this printer be saved? one line of multistruck gibberish per page
August 18, 2014 11:59 PM Subscribe
It feels like a part went out, but I don't know which. Can I replace it? It's a fantastic workhorse printer. Photos: Full page
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posted by msalt to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My beloved old HP Laserjet 5 (just 5, no extra letters) suddenly stopped rendering pages. No matter what computer (PC, Mac) or software, it outputs several pages per desired page, but each one has only a single line of text, overprinted two or three times, with no intelligible meaning. There are dingbat characters mixed with numerals and letters.