How To Fix Printer Error 57 : Incompatible Memory Card or Gears Seized or bad main motor or fan motor

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HP and other Printers have a lot of little basic bugs, but if you know how to deal with some of the more habitual problems you will make the printer your friendly companion to your tasks and projects.

Error code 57 Problem: " Incompatible Memory Card or Gears Seized or bad  main motor or fan motor " error message

Possible Causes and solutions:

  •  6L/5L Check memory card compatibliity - 1,2,4,8 MB, 5 volt, 70 nanosecond or faster
  • 6P/5P/5 Main motor problem, check gear train for binding. Check connections to DC controller - replace main motor
  • 4L/4 Main motor problem, check gear train for binding. Replace main motor
  • IIIP/IIP+/IIP Error 57-1 Incompatible memory can be either top or bottom slot. Also check motor cable connections. Replace main motor. Can also be DC controller.
  • 5Si/4+/4Si/IIISi (X=2, 3 or 4) Fan motor faulty, check fan number X or duplexor fan and replace as necessary
  • 5 Main motor failure - replace main motor
  • 4+ 57.1 Gears are siezed, motor is bad or DC controller is bad
  • 4Si/IIISi 57.1 Gears siezed, faulty top cover switch, faulty AC interlock switch, J010 loose or faulty, bad main motor PCA
  • LJ 4000/405 An error occurred with the Fan’s motor. X = Description
    4 Printer Fan 7 Duplex Fan
    1. Check the Fan’s connector and make sure the Fan is not blocked.
    2. Replace the Fan.
  • LJ 5100 A temporary printing error occurred. x = description 1—printer fan
    1. Check the fan connector and make sure that the fan is not blocked.
    2. Replace the fan.
  • LJ8100/8150 A fan motor failure occurred. All fans are enabled to low speed operation
    at power on. Fans will go into high speed operation during the print cycle.
    X Description
    2 Fan 3 - Formatter Fan (intake)
    3 Fan 2 - Laser/scanner (exhaust)
    5 Fan 1 -Low-voltage power supply (exhaust)
    6 Fan 4 - Face-down delivery (exhaust)
    9 Fan 5 - Tray 1 fan
  • A temporary printing error occurred in one of the printer fans. X represents the fan motor number associated with the error. For example, 1 = fan motor 1. Power the printer off/on to clear error. Replace appropriate fan as needed.

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