How to turn a Xerox Phaser laser printer into a paper shredder

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 03 2005 @ 20:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Someone from Tom's Hardware Guide had a crazy idea, he just turned his Xerox Phaser laser printer into a paper shredder!
About the same time I decided to see if I could find an automatic bulk paper shredder solution for him. Sure enough I was able to find some options, but they ranged from $3,000 - $12,000. Obviously that wouldn't do for the creative-minded geek. So after some brainstorming and a lightning strike or two, I had the idea to modify the remnants of the laser printer to fill the role.
You can find his howto over here


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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