LaserJet 1012 on Fire?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jaw04005, May 10, 2005.

  1. jaw04005 macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    I sent a few documents to my HP LaserJet 1012 printer this morning. To my surprise, I noticed smoke roaring up from the printer's insides. What is the world? I've never seen a printer catch on fire before!

    I'm dissapointed. I loved my 1012. I guess I will try to find another model/brand to replace it with. Too bad it's not still under the original warranty (over 1 1/2 years old). Anyone else had a Laserjet catch on fire? :eek:
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    I am pretty sure ive heard of this before. it was something about toner residue starting it from the drum or something to that effect. Toner is a combustible powder so you should be careful when fire is around it.

    to quote a Xerox Toner Study,

    " Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
    ===========================================================================

    Flash Point: NOT APPLICABLE
    Extinguishing Media: WATER, DRY CHEMICAL, CARBON DIOXIDE OR FOAM.
    Special Fire Fighting Proc: AVOID INHALATION OF SMOKE. WEAR PROTECTIVE
    CLOTHING AND SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS.
    Unusual Fire And Expl Hazrds: TONER IS A COMBUSTIBLE POWDER. LIKE MOST
    ORGANIC MATERIALS IN POWDER FORM, WHEN DISPERSED IN AIR, IT CAN FORM
    EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES. "

    If you want to read the whole article click here.

    Ed
     
  3. AlexandreAmant macrumors newbie

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    HP LaserJet smoking

    Hi Joshuawaire,

    What happened to you and your smoking printer ?

    I have a laserjet 1010 purchased about 9 months ago, and I recently noticed some smoke as well, kind of light smoke, looked like water vapour, but I'm not sure. I kept on printing and 500 pages later, still the same smoke, but no other kind of problem. Might it be due to the quality or humidity of the pape r ?

    Thanks !

    @lex
     

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