Any parts of a LASERJET 5Si that can be salvaged?

At my work, they are throwing away a HP LaserJet 5SI printer. I am
thinking that perhaps there is something valuable here, like stepper
motors or whatever that I can salvage for my "projects". Any
suggestions?
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Ignoramus26555
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The line cord.
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Don Lancaster
Thanks. I already have a fine collection of line cords, plus this one does not have one.
It is actually a bad ass printer, capable of printing many pages per minute.
i
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Ignoramus26555
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Sam Goldwasser
Thanks. I already have more bearings than I would like to admit. The rest does not seem very worthwhile, given that taking the printer home is difficult (I take train to work).
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Ignoramus26555
Hi, There should be a number of precision shafts, some with rubber coatings. But it all depends on what you do and what you need.
Thanks Roger Haar
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Roger Haar
I have no idea what I need. With the military surplus stuff that I throw away, my standard procedure is to take out all motors and screws and switches and large semiconductor devices. Given the excellent webpage suggested by someone else, there is little truly worthwhile stuff in that printer.
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Ignoramus26555
Given what they get for refurb and pulled parts for these printers, a computer parts recycler would probably pay a not inconsiderable amount for the carcase, even if it seemed totally dead. Some places, tossing computer parts in the trash will get you in legal trouble. I've never actually tossed an HP laser printer, they've always been revivable with a little effort. The paper trays alone are worth a bunch.
For parts of interest, you've got a laser in there, some kind of scanning mirror and motor, rudimentary optics, gears and bearings, a power supply with semi-HV output. The sum of the individual parts and assemblies is far more than the whole works costs.
Stan
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stans4
Why are they throwing it away? If it's repairable, it's probably worth more as a printer than as anything else.
If it's a paper jam problem, see this link:
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Ron Bean
To my big surprise, these relatively powerful printers bring relatively little on ebay (100-200 dollars), in working condition.
Thank you Stan. Is the DC motor hard to get to? I like DC motors, I may build a bigger toy elevator with one.
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Ignoramus26555
The whole printer itself, if in working condition, is quite valuable. I'd grab the fusor assy. from a few just for insurance along with the ozone filter and then a couple of full working units for home. Also, any toner cartriges are going home too. I've got several of the older LJ2/3 units and they have been very good workhorses.
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Bob May
We hauled five of them to the landfill a while back and had to pay for them to take the heavy suckers. All were working perfectly.
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BrotherBart
Your local thrift will often take these if working.
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is another good option.
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NSM
I didn't bother to ask the question you are asking. I simply tore down a couple of obsolete printers and kept what looked interesting.
When a third printer came along, I simply trashed it, along with most of the parts that looked "interesting" from the first two printers.
Hope this helps, Ace
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Ace
They just groaned. Take a couple of friends and lift a 5si sometime. Not to mention that the cost of expendables for them is horrendous.
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BrotherBart
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Probably a couple of nice steppers, if it's got a duplex unit maybe a couple more, loads of gearwheels, a few solenoids maybe a synchronous belt and associated pulleys, the drive electronics for said steppers and solenoids and my favourite bit, a laser scanner assembly with some nice quality mirrors, lenses and a nice rotating mirror (could be hexagonal, octagonal or a twin faced unit) The PSU's (HV and DC) *might* be useful to you but I'd be surprised.
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Clint Sharp
The toner cartridge, even if it is empty is worth some money!
Reply to
Perry Murlless
A 5SIMX with PostScript, duplexer, and a hard drive remains an excellent BOD machine.
The regular 5Si ain't all that great.
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Don Lancaster
We find that the old 4100 and 4200 series printers are currently the best HP printers. The 5SSi is nothing more than a dinosaur that takes up too much space. Make an attempt to find a sucker locally for $100 cash or toss it.
Rita
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Rita Ä Berkowitz
The story changes wildly if you go over 150,000 pages per month.
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Don Lancaster

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