20 Most Recent HP LaserJet IIIp Printer Questions & Answers


I would replace the printer if it was giving me that much trouble.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on May 11, 2017


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HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on May 18, 2016


you have to remove all covers, then you have to clean all paper feed rollers..chek fuser assy too! If you unable to do that just go visit any special printer service!
Good luck!

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Apr 10, 2014


Your 3P printer with the 52 error is going to need a scanner motor assembly.
Have somebody local look at it before you put money into this printer.
Considering its' age it just maybe looking to retire.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


Your printer may be "trusty", but the real operative here is OLD.
The IIIp was introduced in 1991, that makes it almost 20 years old.
It isn't supported anymore. If your new computer is running Win7, you might
want to try the 'universal print drivers'. Just plug the printer in and see if
the OS picks it up.
If it doesn't, you are going to have to retire the beast.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011


A 50.4 code is bad line voltage. Don't plug it in a surge protector.
Any other 50 error is a fuser problem. Turn the printer off for at least 10 minutes. Power it back on. If the error returns, replace the fuser.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010


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HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Oct 06, 2010


you have to change the exit rolls, your printer is too old, but it is great

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Mar 26, 2010


check the user manual to see if the printer support that kind of size or not, or it may have somthing wrong in your software setting

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Mar 19, 2010


You need to select "Fit To Page" in the printer properties, Or "Scale" this is simply a page setting. The page setting is too big.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010


This printer uses the first version of the HP PCL (Printer Communication Language) driver. HP is at this stage at PCL6, I am not entirely sure if it is backwards compatable.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Aug 05, 2009


not to sound like a smart A** but is the outlet you are plugging into live? also check contacts on the part of the plug that goes into the printer.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Aug 04, 2009


I can't believe that someone is still using one of the first LaserJet printers I got certified on!!! If you really want to gut the machine, there is a fuse in the power supply that could have blown. It is also possible that the power supply has finally died on its own after all of these years. You may just want to check the output voltages first to make sure of the status. If some voltages are present and not others, the fuse is still good, but the output circuitry is shot, in which case you would need to get a replacement power supply (if they are even available anymore).

Be careful with the disassembly process. The plastic clips may be brittle after almost 2 decades and could easily snap apart.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on May 29, 2009


HI there make sure that the paper tray guides are fully against the paper also try sending the job through the manual feed to see if you get the same problem. If you do not then it maybe that the paper cassette separation pad is worn and will need replacing. If your model has no rubber pad at the front of the cassette then you will have a metal hold over one corner of the paper make sure that when the paper lifts that the paper sits under the silver (Dog Ear) as this acts as a separator.

Hope this helps
Thanks J

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Apr 16, 2009


Was this happening before you swapped toner?
Is there toner streaks on the drum? Yes? Defective.
What if you stop the printer (open cover) as it passes through the fuser to determine if image is from drum or fuser?
But really....isn't it time to move on anyway???

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Mar 21, 2009


There are rollers that cling on to the paper and move it through the machine. When the rollers are worn down they do not grip the paper. For a short fix you can get something rough like sandpaper, brillo pad, etc, and gently scratch the rollers to give them some traction. This will temporarily solve your problem until you can get the rollers replaced.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Mar 12, 2009


Error 55 (internal communication problem)
  • On the HP 2 series you have to replace both the dc controller and formatter boards. On all other printers it can be several things: DC controller, formatter, main motor

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Jan 18, 2009


The 55 error doesn't boil down to one specific problem and most information will tell you the following: 55 ERROR (Internal Communication Problem) 1. Replace DC Controller PCA. 2. Replace Formatter PCA. 3. Replace both at same time. So sounds alot like the main board is starting into a nose dive, but seeing as that particular printer is on the older side, you might be able to find the part on the cheaper side, check out e-bay, they have some HPIII part around. Good luck.

HP LaserJet IIIp... | Answered on Aug 29, 2007

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