asked Sep 13, 2005 at 2:50pm
Hp HP LaserJet 1150

HP LaserJet 1300 fan error

I just replaced the fuser sleeve. Everything seemed to go extremely well. When the installation was complete I plugged the printer in and the attention light is blinking. I went to this site: HP LaserJet 1150 and 1300 Series Printers - Understanding and Troubleshooting Control Panel Light Patterns. What I found is that I am getting is a "fan error". I checked the fan and it is not working. Any ideas why the fan would quit working? Is there anything else to check, to see why the fan may not be working? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
The other thing you may want to check is the ribbon cable which runs from the laser/scanner to the formatter. It is on the left side. In fact I think there are two ribbon cables. Remove them both and reseat. This was a know issue with the 1200 series.
by dmzcompute on Sep 14, 2005 at 7:19pm Add comment
Check all the connections to the main board. Also check the sensor and flag at the back middle of the fuser assembly which has the wires running to it. That fuser is not very easy to replace the sleeve and I would lean towards that exit sensor as the issue.
by dmzcompute on Sep 16, 2005 at 10:09am Add comment
The attention light does not necessarily mean the fan is not working. From what I remember the fan comes on when the fuser heats. When you removed the fuser to replace the sleeve, you most likely removed the cable which goes to the fan. I would first make sure all cables have been put back onto the main board. The yellow attention light could be a tripped sensor (you tell that if the motor does not turn when power is applied), no toner cartridge, the cover interlock is not working and no paper in the tray.
by dmzcompute on Sep 13, 2005 at 3:12pm Add comment

You seem thoroughly confused, unless your blinking light is a secondary error, but from what you told us it's not.

Attention state. The printer has an error. The door is open, the media is out, the print cartridge is installed incorrectly, or the paper is jammed.

1. Check that the print cartridge door is completely closed.
2. Load media into the correct input tray.
3. Check that the print cartridge is correctly installed in the printer.
4. There is a paper jam.
5. Check that the door and print cartridge interlocks are operating correctly.
by Stephen on Sep 13, 2005 at 5:57pm Add comment
The main motor not turning will also cause this error, HP forgot to put that in the manual. (guess how I found out)
by twang on Sep 14, 2005 at 6:35pm Add comment
thank you all for your responses. The motor is not turning when power is applied. I have checked the ribbon cables and they seem to be seated properly. I checked everything that Stephen posted and everything seems to be ok.

Is there anything I should check to see why the motor is not turning when I apply power to the printer?

Thanks for all the help!
by tlmurray on Sep 15, 2005 at 8:34pm Add comment
Except for a sensor flag in the wrong position you may have a bad motor.
by dmzcompute on Sep 15, 2005 at 9:03pm Add comment
The motor worked great before I took the printer apart :( There must be a sensor flag in the wrong position.
by tlmurray on Sep 16, 2005 at 10:00am Add comment
Thank you dmzcompute! You were correct, it was the exit sensor flag. The motor is now turning. However, now after the motor turns I get a squeek sound and then the motor stops and the attention light starts to flash. Any ideas???

Its been one thing after another with me!
by tlmurray on Sep 22, 2005 at 11:07am Add comment
You need to narrow down where the squeak is coming from. You can remove the covers and hold the door closed and turn on the printer. See if you can hear by putting your ear close to see exactly where the noise is coming from.
by dmzcompute on Sep 22, 2005 at 11:38am Add comment
It seems like it is coming from the fuser sleeve. When turned on the rollers turn, then a makes a squeek noise and the motor comes to a halt. Could it be caused from the fuser sleeve not being greased properly, or enough?
by tlmurray on Sep 26, 2005 at 8:03am Add comment
Not likely to be a lubrication problem of the sleeve, the sleeve is a thin plastic tube and the motor could turn it with no lubrication, of course then it would shred.

If you turn it on with the toner cartridge removed does it squeak? It will get the same flashing light, but will eliminate the toner cartridge as the cause of the problem.
by Stephen on Sep 26, 2005 at 5:52pm Add comment
I get the same problem when I take the toner out. It realy seems like it is coming from the toner sleeve.
by tlmurray on Oct 3, 2005 at 12:57pm Add comment
The squeak and the motor coming to a halt could be something wrong with the way you put the fuser back together and it binds so much that the motor stops. Remove the fuser and turn the beige gear by hand and see if it turns freely or binds. This is the one reason they do not have a sleeve kit on this site for that fuser. Just to difficult to diassemble the fuser and put back together without something going wrong. There are little bushings which the presure roller sits in which come out easy and if not there will cause issue. I know I replaced only a couple and now I just purchase a rebuilt fuser. Not worth the time, effort and/or agravation.
by dmzcompute on Oct 3, 2005 at 1:12pm Add comment
After finishing everything back tnen attation light is brinking so How can I solve the problem?
by tataisue on Aug 29, 2009 at 1:48am Add comment