Lex C3426 - Anything I need to know before replacing the HVPS board?
PLEASE READ: I AM DOING THE REPAIR DUE TO WHAT I HAVE -- AND THE TONER IS FROM LEXMARK UNDER WARRANTY SO I DO NOT KNOW IF I CAN MOVE IT LIKE RETAIL TONER, EVEN RETAIL RETURN PROGRAM. THE PRINTER DIED RIGHT AFTER THE WARRANTY ENDED.
I have a Lexmark C3426 with $300(!!!) in new toner, with a HVPS issue. At the time I replaced the unit due to the HVPS failure as I needed it for a time sensitive project (and getting rid of 45lbs of printer was not something I was keen to do), so I never got rid of the printer. That paid off when I found the board from a toner refill dealer on eBay for $45 :-). The toner I have for it potentially not moving was also a deal breaker to get rid of it. It was throwing weird errors about the waste toner box initially, then flat out died with a code that points to the controller/formatter board (unrepairable by me), or HVPS board (I can replace this).
Is there anyone who has taken the job on who can give me pointers to do this? I bought the board used, which likely came from a unit someone scrapped due to needing everything but black as these C33/34 units run black only when it needs color, until the black runs out.
Please understand printers are usually sent to die if they annoy me enough, so I'm not 100% there on what I need to do. This C3426 is the rare exception due to the amount of new toner I would potentially lose - even if I had to end the life of a C3226 for a good HVPS that's working other then needing $400 in toner for a 1.5k CMYK set which will prove to be a money pit - yes, I have one of these; it was given to me, with the warning I will probably end it's life to fix a good one with how much of a joke the cost of toner is. In the case of my C3426, it's the rare exception where I liked it too much to totally write it off - mainly due to the 4.5k high yield toners (I can't use my C3326 3.5k set in the C3426, though) and the yield is the same, not this "more black then color" nonsense.