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HP Z3200 Belt Tensioner Repair

Posted by Shaun Merrigan in Photographic Printing, Tech. Comments Off on HP Z3200 Belt Tensioner Repair

22nd August

During a recent printing session, my Z3200 declared an “86:01 paper jam” error. Looking into the printer, I quickly realized that the carriage belt had gone slack. I replaced the OEM carriage belt a number of years ago with a very high-quality belt from LPS Computer, so I was quite sure the belt had not broken. A quick examination of the carriage belt path revealed that the belt tensioner had failed. More specifically, the shaft which holds the pulley had failed.

Belt Tensioner Pulley Failure

What to do? Obviously order a replacement part, but it would take several days to arrive, and my printer would be unavailable in the interim. So, I decided to repair the broken shaft. Past experience suggested that merely gluing the shaft back together would not work. I believe the shaft is ABS … Read More »

Flickr Christmas Gift

Posted by Shaun Merrigan in News, Photography. Comments Off on Flickr Christmas Gift

22nd December

For anyone who may be a Flickr Pro user, Flickr is giving a three-month extension to Pro accounts. When you sign in, you will be presented with a window to click through and accept the gift.

Merry Christmas!

Shaun Merrigan