HP97 Printer Idle Gear



#3

I just got a 97 in good condition as a gift. The battery was shot but I have rebuilt the battery. It worked fine for a day and then the printer quit. I took it apart and found that the idle gear between the motor and the screw drive that drives the print head was stripped. I wonder where can I find the replacement gear short of getting a bad 97 to get the gear?
I was pleasantly surpised that the card reader worked very well only sadden because the printer broke after 1 day of using it.


#4

This is a very common problem. Take a look at an article that I wrote about this here:

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/articles.cgi?read=84


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