Bill

asked Jun 2, 2000 at 5:15pm
Hp HP DeskJet 660CSE

HP Deskjet 660Cse died

My HP Deskjet 660Cse has died. All that happens is that every few seconds the motor for the paper feed pulses briefly. If I remove one of the print cartridges, the motor for the print cartridge 'docking station' pulses every few seconds instead. Any suggestions?
If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say it was the logic board. Do you have any lights flashing or steady while this is happening? Any other signs of life or movement of the cartridges? Given the age of this printer, it probably would be in your best interest to invest in a new one. They're faster and offer better resolution. Stay away from the 612C it is a disaster! The 932C is $100 more but a much better printer.
by moe on Jun 3, 2000 at 12:40am Add comment
The power light blinks off when the paper roller motor pulses on.
The carriage never moves. Applying slight force to the carriage causes voltage to be applied to the carriage motor in order to resist the applied movement.
Applying a scope to the logic board reveals lots of signal activity but without a schematic it's all pretty meaningless.
Is the logic board a known weakness of the 660Cse?
by Bill on Jun 5, 2000 at 5:46pm Add comment
Haven't seen too many logic boards fail. Schematics are totally unavailable. The printer is kind of too old to waste too much time with given the price of replacing it. Buy.com has the Epson 740 for $45 after rebate. This is cheaper than you can buy the ink cartridges for. Of course I would never recommend anyone buy an Epson. I've had too many of the horrible things in my shop. I've started cringing when I see someone carrying one in.
by moe on Jun 5, 2000 at 11:26pm Add comment