3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 8:13 PM by StuartFromBC
Lizyliz Level 1 (5 points)

Hello All! Black streaks on the paper won't go away. I believe the drum got toner on it. I checked out the cartridge, cleaned the black roller and then I tried to clean the drum (yes I shouldn't have touched the drum.).

 

How do I know for sure it's the drum and if so, can it be replaced, appx. how much, and can I do it my self? I am some what knowledgeable with hardware. I am poor now days, worth the replacement?  Thank you...


Personal LaserWriter 320
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    I haven't been able to find any place that actually has the OPC drum for a LaserWriter 320 in stock. Even if you could find one, though, I don't think it would be worth it. You can get a new laser printer for around $100 dollars - Brother even makes one that goes for about $76.00 US (the Brother HL2230) - so unless you have a bunch of toner cartridges for the printer you need to use up or you're running a very old Mac that can't accept a USB printer, I don't think trying to fix that old printer would be worth it even if it's possible.

     

    Regards.

  • Appaloosa mac man Level 5 (4,330 points)

    Liz,

     

    Please give the name of a large city near you.  If you are near Seattle, a computer recycler named RE-PC tries to save old printer supplies for use by us old timers.  Try to find such a recycler near you.  We can possibly help if we know approximately what region to search.

     

    Ji~m

  • StuartFromBC Level 1 (0 points)

    Drums may be hard to find, but extending the life of a working laserwriter is easy by simply adding tonor. Simply buy a tonor kit (or empty out an old cartridge), drill a hole in the right spot (check the internet to find out where) and you are good to go.

    Stuart