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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    Alright guys it's all back together and appears to be running as I would expect. I also learned that somone who pulled this apart before never replaced 4 screws. It doesn't look like any of them are terribly critical so I don't think I'm going to worry about it too much. The worms got rubbed down with alchohol and greased (aka had a good friday)

    I'm off work in about 20m so I think that's it for the week. I do just kind of intend to keep running with this thread though, I have no idea how long it's gonna be until they can ship me off to school so this seems like as good a way as any to spend my time. Thanks to everyone particapating and a bonus thanks to Blackcat and Billy for spending the extra time to make sure I'm on track here. If anyone has any other ideas for good ways to practise and test myself I'm all ears. At this point I think I'm going to run through the suggestions sparky left me and go from there.

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    I have a suggestion, if you're ready for another task:

    Compare the feed units between the 355ici and the 5551ci. Take special note of the (5) conveyance rollers on the bottom of the higher speed model, but not on the lower speed model.

    If you've getting paper skewing from the paper trays you can solve this by changing some springs. The center roller has adequate pressure, but the outer (4) rollers have very wimpy springs allowing the paper to skew.

    For two trays install (8) longer springs 5.5 to 6.0mm diameter coils, 17mm uncompressed length ([8] 302K929780 spring, [8] 2FM04150 cap).

    The roller holder at the front is very easy to remove. The one at the rear is more difficult. This won't help you on the slower speed models. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    I have a suggestion, if you're ready for another task:

    Compare the feed units between the 355ici and the 5551ci. Take special note of the (5) conveyance rollers on the bottom of the higher speed model, but not on the lower speed model.

    If you've getting paper skewing from the paper trays you can solve this by changing some springs. The center roller has adequate pressure, but the outer (4) rollers have very wimpy springs allowing the paper to skew.

    For two trays install (8) longer springs 5.5 to 6.0mm diameter coils, 17mm uncompressed length ([8] 302K929780 spring, [8] 2FM04150 cap).

    The roller holder at the front is very easy to remove. The one at the rear is more difficult. This won't help you on the slower speed models. =^..^=
    You talking about the feed unit in the 3,000 sheet paper deck?

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    Nope. Tray #1 and tray #2 (upper & lower trays in the main body). =^..^=
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    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    Nope. Tray #1 and tray #2 (upper & lower trays in the main body). =^..^=
    I see. I'm gonna have to check that out.

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    The same applies equally to the other Alphard family machines. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    The same applies equally to the other Alphard family machines. =^..^=

    You're a wealth of knowledge, my man. I bet that's something you won't find in the service manual.

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    The diagrams in the threads helped me to understand the rollers that you were referring to. I wasn't sure. Have you ever tried stretching the springs to make it work?

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    Re: Let's Play a Game (Taskalpha 3551ci)

    The original springs are only 9mm long. By the time you stretch them to 17mm they are still not strong enough. With 21mm springs, the rollers and shaft pop right out of the holder of their own volition, making it pretty difficult to re-assemble.

    I have no shortage of potential replacement springs in my miscellany. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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