Color laser printer teardown

The old color laser printer at work gave up the ghost earlier this summer, and it has been sitting in the electronic waste recycling bin because it would have cost more to fix than to replace. I had been wanting to take it apart and take a look inside, and I finally got around to asking permission to fish it out. However, Emily will be pleased to learn that I saw a teardown of the same printer model posted on the web, so now I don’t have to clutter up the garage!

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/laserjet

Aside from dozens of pictures of the inner workings of the printer, I enjoyed the insightful comment that “the first priority of every part of this printer is to sell more printer parts.” So true.

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