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General Discussions => Brewery => Topic started by: owel on February 07, 2009, 01:14:00 AM

Title: Hacking a Laser Printer and Saving Money!
Post by: owel on February 07, 2009, 01:14:00 AM
So my printer refuses to print a page... got a message on the screen.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/3259912452_c63ab5091a.jpg)

So I checked Amazon on how much a new transfer belt will cost me... ACK!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Konica-Minolta-magicolor-2200-Transfer/dp/B00006B84O

$329!!!

So I got my screwdriver, and proceed to take out the transfer belt from the printer... then disassembled it...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3259912486_360c0602b6.jpg)

Hmmmm....what's that green looking thing?

I know... it's a fuse. 

Here's an idea....

Why don't I solder in a $0.10 cent fuse in there?  ::)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/3259912508_f0eb43a9e9.jpg)

Okay there you go.... now, let's put it back together and put it inside the printer...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/3259080841_feedb5dc3c.jpg)

HEY LOOK!  It says "1 ACTIVE JOB" ..... and IT'S PRINTING!!!! It's ALIVE!!!! mwa hahahahahahah. ;D ;D ;D

Hmmmm.... it says "Replace OPC Drum"....

No problemo... I've got plenty of $0.10 cent fuses around here....