Thought that would get your attention.
25 year old laser printer turned into a pumpkin, so true to form before I trash/recycle any equipment -
I eviscerate it for the education/parts.
This was special, because there is a laser in it… and I would have it.
I knew I was close when I found this “ivitation” in the form of a Dare.
The laser is at the top, and passes through a small lens before striking a rotating “mirror” that directs the beam to the left. It spreads the beam to paper width passing through two more lenses and hitting a mirror that directs the beam down to fuse the toner to the paper.
Back of the laser board
I’ll see if I can discern the Mw of that thing. A new Disco light!
Pretty neat mechanism, you learn something new every day.