In my last post I purchased a old HP Color Laserjet 2840 MFU. I needed to inspect, and inventory what this unit had available. First, thing I noticed with this unit was that it had an internal power supply. All I needed was a extra power cord. Second, this unit came with a full set consumables (toner cartridges) Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, and black. The great thing also was that each cartridge was well over 75% full. My first test print was great, but the paper was crinkled, and the toner was not fused. I looked at the paper path there was nothing wrong there. The scanner was in excellent shape, so why is the paper coming out wrinkled? I took the back off of the MFU I saw immediately why the paper was coming out wrinkled. The fuser (pictured) was damaged.
I needed to evaluate how to fix this problem.
Where was I going to find a replacement unit for this printer.
HP Color Laserjet 2840
Look! This is exactly what my home office needed. This is a HP Color Laserjet 2840, and I only paid $30 for it. Now how did I buy something for $30 that a couple years ago was $1000. It takes a lot of time, and a little luck. We will go through the process that I use when I come across items like this. Then we will explore what happens once I bring thing like this home. Will I have to put more money into the items I procure. Let’s call it the deal of he century. This product can be bought on Amazon for as little as $350. So far I have spent 30$. After examining the Multi Function Unit (MFU) I was pleasantly surprised to see there no external power supply. I had a extra computer cord among item I must keep a back up of and the unit came with all consumable intact. I ran a basic printer test. My finding will be discussed in my next post. I ran a scanner text and found the scanner was in excellent condition. This will have to do for the time being. You will need a reason to read my next post. The printer test presented a problem (prints that are crickled and toner was not baked on paper) I already know the problem, and I must choose what option I will take to resolve it. Thank you for taking a few minutes