DesignJet , Z3100, Z3200ps, Z Series Printers
HP Z3200 Printer How To's
by Mark Lindquist
Repairing Z3200 Printers - Notes on Tools,
Materials, and Procedures
How to do basic things with Z3200ps printers
Mark Lindquist 12/10/2014 - updated --3/06/2018
Z3200 HOW TO'S
HOW TO REPAIR HPZ3100 -
HPZ3200 Printers Introduction by Mark Lindquist
CARRIAGE BELT on Z3100 - Z3200 Printers Part 1
REPLACING THE CARRIAGE BELT on Z3100 - Z3200 Printers Part 2
MANUAL PRINTHEAD (PRINT HEAD) CLEANING
HOW TO REPLACE THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT (PSU) FAN
IN THE HPZ3200 PRINTER
HOW TO REPLACE THE REAR CARRIAGE BUSHING IN Z-SERIES PRINTERS
HP Z3200 SPECTROPHOTOMETER REPLACEMENT
HOW TO OPEN THE FRONT COVER FOR
ADDITIONAL Z3200 REPAIR NOTES
BOARD AND BATTERY REPLACEMENT
USING THE Z3200
1728 Patch Target - Reading and
Installing it in Paper Preset Management. (For Mac and Windows)
ICC GEN Freeware Software by Ben Lindquist
HOW TO WORK WITH OTHER COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PAPERS - HP
HOW TO ACCESS ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HP Z3200ps PRINTER
Z3100 - Z3200 TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS
(HARD TO FIND)
HP Z SERIES SERVICE/REPAIR MANUAL
* Warning - very large file - takes
a long time to download
BOARD AND FORMATTER BOARD BATTERY
IMPORTANT!!! - IF The Z3200 printer is acting funny - won't complete
initialization, or does many FSCK's
(File System Checks) on startup, pull the formatter board and change
The formatter board has the printer's hard drive and IC board.
It is where the power cord plugs in (as well as LAN cable and USB
cable.) It's held in place with two screws - just loosen and pull
the board straight up out of its socket.
Best to blow board off with
canned air or bulb. The side opposite the hard drive has the
battery which is a Lithium CR2032 available locally at most
drugstores. (Known as a watch or camera battery).
ALWAYS check the battery - best to replace it, if weird things are
happening with the printer.
Very often this is a MIRACLE FIX for the Z3200 Series Printer !!!
NOTES on CHANGING FORMATTER AND
DO NOT replace faulty
Formatter/Hard Drive Combinations with USED formatters and Hard Disk
Drives. Once the formatter is installed, the software residing on
the hard drive looks for and incorporates the serial number, model
number (ID) and password from the printer and cannot be transferred
to another Designjet Z3200 printer. Don't buy USED formatters and
hard drives from eBay. Buy only OEM models and they must
correspond to your printer: either Rev .A or Rev B. Look on
the sticker on the back of your printer to find your model number.
It should read Q6791A - meaning Rev A model, or Q6971B-
meaning Rev. B model.
Formatter Board and Hard Drive Replacement Instructions.
*Note at step 7, the printer throws an error (79:04). This
is standard. Simply turn off the printer from the front panel
(step 8) and turn it back on (step 10). Printer should then
initialize. I leave the firmware that is loaded on the hard drive
first and try it. If it works well, I leave it. I can
always upgrade the firmware, but can't go back without having an
archived copy of the firmware to go back to.