HP LASERJET RESOURCES

feeder

41.2 error in the HP LaserJet 5Si, 8000, 8100, 8150

The 41.2 error in the LaserJet 5Si, 8000, 8100 and 8150 is typically caused by high voltage arcing that disrupts the beam detect circuit. The most common cause of arcing is a bad connection to the transfer roller. Other possibilities are discussed at the end of the article.

A longer version of this article is available here.

Left Connection: The Leaf Spring

There are two electrical connections to the transfer roller, one on each end, and both are easily damaged. The left connector is a copper leaf spring that directly contacts the metal shaft of the transfer roller. If it is bent, bend it back into place or replace the feeder asm. Note that the printer should be able to function without the leaf spring, which is apparently a ground. However, a poor connection can cause arcing.

Right Connection: The Coil Spring

The right connector is a coil spring that connects high voltage through to the right end of the transfer roller shaft. Each end of the spring fits around a plastic nub. If the spring is not correctly positioned, remove the bushing (spread the plastic supports slightly and push up on the bushing) and reposition the spring.

Other possibilities

A bad toner cartridge, high voltage power supply, or a bad connection between these two can also cause arcing. Finally, it is possible, although unlikely, that a bad laser scanner or DC Controller could cause a 41.2 error.

41.2 Error in HP LaserJet 5Si, 8000, 8100/8150

The 41.2 error in the LaserJet 5Si, 8000, 8100 and 8150 is typically caused by high voltage arcing that disrupts the beam detect circuit. The most common cause of arcing is a bad connection to the transfer roller. Other possibilities are discussed at the end of the article.

A longer version of this article is available here.

Left Connection: The Leaf Spring

There are two electrical connections to the transfer roller, one on each end, and both are easily damaged. The left connector is a copper leaf spring that directly contacts the metal shaft of the transfer roller. If it is bent, bend it back into place or replace the feeder asm. Note that the printer should be able to function without the leaf spring, which is apparently a ground. However, a poor connection can cause arcing.

Right Connection: The Coil Spring

The right connector is a coil spring that connects high voltage through to the right end of the transfer roller shaft. Each end of the spring fits around a plastic nub. If the spring is not correctly positioned, remove the bushing (spread the plastic supports slightly and push up on the bushing) and reposition the spring.

Other possibilities

A bad toner cartridge, high voltage power supply, or a bad connection between these two can also cause arcing. Finally, it is possible, although unlikely, that a bad laser scanner or DC Controller could cause a 41.2 error.

feeder

HP LaserJet 5Si, 8000, 8100, 8150: 41.2 Error

The 41.2 error in the LaserJet 5Si, 8000, 8100 and 8150 is typically caused by high voltage arcing that disrupts the beam detect circuit. The most common cause of arcing is a bad connection to the transfer roller. Other possibilities are discussed at the end of the article.

A longer version of this article is available here.

Left Connection: The Leaf Spring

There are two electrical connections to the transfer roller, one on each end, and both are easily damaged. The left connector is a copper leaf spring that directly contacts the metal shaft of the transfer roller. If it is bent, bend it back into place or replace the feeder asm. Note that the printer should be able to function without the leaf spring, which is apparently a ground. However, a poor connection can cause arcing.

Right Connection: The Coil Spring

The right connector is a coil spring that connects high voltage through to the right end of the transfer roller shaft. Each end of the spring fits around a plastic nub. If the spring is not correctly positioned, remove the bushing (spread the plastic supports slightly and push up on the bushing) and reposition the spring.

Other possibilities

A bad toner cartridge, high voltage power supply, or a bad connection between these two can also cause arcing. Finally, it is possible, although unlikely, that a bad laser scanner or DC Controller could cause a 41.2 error.

feeder


HP Printer Parts

LPT is a printer parts vendor. Reach us at (608) 268-7600.

Learn more »

Quality Rebuilt Fusers

Every LPT remanufactured fuser is tested and inspected.

Learn more »

Printer Tech Support

Every LPT Tech Support provider has worked in printer service since the early 1990s.

Learn more »