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mshowe
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2011, 11:45:50 AM »
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Regards! Can you please post a link for downloading the service manual,the link on youtube does not work,i have a 44" z3200 and am sure the same will work for the 3200. Thank You Milt:
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2011, 06:20:43 PM »
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There is no link on YouTube.  The link is in the article I posted above and it works fine.
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2011, 07:29:32 AM »
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Many thanks for all your time and effort in putting this video together.

Well done!

David
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2011, 05:26:04 PM »
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My thanks too. Looks like my Z3100's belt is going the same way.
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2011, 05:41:00 PM »
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No prob Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2011, 08:21:32 PM »
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Thank you for a fantastic video!  You have given me the courage to try the same repair and cleanup.  I think HP either blew it when they designed a belt that self destructs in 3 years, or they really don't care, but I really broke the piggy bank when I bought the printer.  Now, I feel that with a friend of mine who is more organized than I am, I can really learn how to do this.

Is there any way to download and save a copy of the video?
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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2011, 09:02:52 PM »
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Let me see if I can enable the download...it's big...
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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2011, 09:24:03 PM »
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I can't, but you can do it yourself with a downloader - I use this one: http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
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« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2011, 02:56:01 PM »
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Thanks for the link. However, the downloader doesn't work with the website that has the video.  I'll search for other downloaders.
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2011, 04:31:46 PM »
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Yes, it works perfectly, I just tested it and downloaded a copy!

Make sure you follow the instructions.  You paste the YouTube link in the program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U56v6y0FDh4 NOT my website.
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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2011, 09:11:27 AM »
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My error.  I did put your url in the first time.  I was able to download the file.  Nice little program!

The file came out to 50 minutes in length and 1Gb in size.  Is that correct?

Again, I want to thank you for your concern for the rest of us as shown by the meticulous and highly instructive video.
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2011, 10:30:44 AM »
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Yes that's correct. Glad to help!
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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2011, 10:58:38 AM »
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Holy #$@*!

I just called HP and the 1st 5 parts dealers and there are no belt assemblies in stock at those places, and I was told at several that the belt is now considered obsolete!

I have friends doing a search, but is it possible that my $4000-plus printer is garbage?
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2011, 11:33:25 AM »
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Well, after trying several more parts suppliers I finally tried LPS, reluctantly, after the reported difficulty you had with their responsiveness re the toolkit.  Fortunately the had the belt in stock.

My wife said to order two of them, as I intend to keep this printer until ink and heads are no longer available.  However, my impression is that it is not wear that disintegrates the belt, but time and exposure to air, etc, so I only ordered one.

Do you think if the belt were kept in its package it would be like new in 3 or so years when I would probably have to replace the replacement belt?
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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2011, 11:37:31 AM »
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I have no idea what most deteriorated the belt, I suspect a combination of heat, actuations and wear not time.  My old belt was cracked and worn down - the rubber just started coming apart everywhere evenly especially on the toothed track through the motor.  The LPS belt actually looks a lot better than OEM to me, so we'll see how it lasts.

This OEM belt was on the first page of google when I just searched: http://www.partshere.com/online/detail.asp?partno=Q5669-60673
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2011, 05:52:50 PM »
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Would the Z3200 belt be the same?
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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2011, 06:18:43 PM »
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Yes
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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2011, 04:06:12 AM »
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I replaced the belt on my Z3100 last month with an original HP spare part.

From a chinese reseller I got another kit as a spare part. The belt has a different structure inside and you get als a small reel for replacement.
http://www.donparts.com/products/91-DJ-Z3100-Z3200/
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2011, 04:27:54 AM »
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That difference is the lack of ribbing I detail in the video and a new smooth instead of grooved pulley. I would not suggest going to that design. The ribbing keeps it on track during high speed moves.
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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2011, 12:35:29 PM »
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Hello... Very glad someone is doing a video on this. I had my "belt shock" last September (2010) and took some days to recover from the shock of learning how much HP wanted to charge to come do it. I posted on this forum but got very few answers and pretty much none from anyone who had done it themselves. Ended up finding LPS, who encouraged me to do it myself; said they had a kit... After some two weeks of looking around, i decided to move forward with it. Being very handy with tools, I bought the kit from LPS and got it done in a total of about 6 hours over 3 days. Knowing what I did, I would suggest to anyone that it is not necessary to buy "the kit", only the belt. The other necessities such as the socket wrench for the T-15 (& one other size) can be bought from the local Home Depot, and the HP instructions can be had from the HP site. Of course, LPS did not mention that, but now I know...

I think anyone who is generally handy and PATIENT can do this. It can get a bit scary when one looks at what you have to remove, but it can be done if one follows the instructions. Once done, the next thing is to calibrate / reset as per the instructions; need only glossy paper. I had no trouble with LPS, and the whole thing cost me about $130 + time. Good to see others doing this themselves, as HP is outrageously out of line with their service price !! 

This HP design leaves a lot to be criticized. Here is a belt that should last at least 10 YEARS. After all, engine belts in cars can take such stress and still go years... One should not have to take apart half a printer to change a belt. The actual changing of the belt takes just minutes; it is the getting to the belt that consumes so many hours.

The 3100 is an excellent printer, able to push out fine prints; however, I will have to consider other brands next time I buy a printer.  Hencha
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