StyleWriter II not pulling paper.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 128keaton, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    Hey guys, I got a nice craiglist score (Performa 550 with StyleWriter II, will make a separate post for the 550.) and it came with a StyleWriter II that is having trouble pulling paper. I got it to go through once and it actually printed (Hello!), but it doesn't pull it properly or not at all. Does anyone have suggestions?
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I don't think I can solve your problem, but a trick to try might be to feed two or more sheets at once.

    We have two Xanté Accel-a-Writer 3G's here at work (high end graphic printers that can print 11x17) and they were old when I got here (ten years ago). In the last two years both printers have developed manual feed tray issues. One will not work period now and the other I have to shove the paper in when it starts rolling. Anyway, when I shove in two or more sheets because they pass through the process they get a bit of static cling. For some reason that's enabling the printer to pick those up on the next print job.

    Worth a shot maybe, IDK.
  3. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Pretty common problem with those printers. No real fix. They were pretty much junk. :(
  4. catzilla macrumors 6502


    Dec 15, 2013
    Rhode Island
    It sounds like the rollers are dried out. There is (or was) a brush on liquid to add grip to rollers.
  5. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    Turned out to be a combination of issues. I just ended up taking it apart and cleaning the crap out if it (literally!). Prints fairly well now!
  6. G4TheWin macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2012
    A ditch somewhere
    ...I don't know what to say here.

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