Re: IBM 4019
Had basically the same thing happen to me one night shift in the early '80s. In this case it was an 3800 (we had the fanfold paper version). There was a paper jam under the hot fuser and the cut off did not work.
It started to smoke so I quickly powered it off and switched off the power to it.
Then rang IBM for a CE.
Me, "we have a problem with our 3800 printer, serial 'what ever the serial number was'
IBM ' OK, any error codes'
Me ' No, just smoking well, I have cut the power to it'
IBM ' OK, CE on the way'
A couple of jobs later I working in a office building which was the headquarters for a Brewery.
We had a spat of false fire alarms, the building had a automatic alarm to the local firestation, so within about 5 minutes a couple of engines would turn up. Now if there are too many false alarms we would be charged, so the facilities manager would nip into the staff shop and grab a few trays of beer and slip them to the firemen.
The next time the alarm went off, 4 engines from two stations turned up.....