This is what the HP technical support person said to me when I called about our printer.  Our faithful HP LaserJet 6L, which was manufactured 10.5 years ago, and given to us 6(7?) years ago.  It printed Mom's boarding pass just fine, and then one day later, all three indicator lights came steadily on.  The manual says that means an internal hardware error and if unplugging for 15 minutes doesn't work, call your service representative.  Well, Mom, were you wondering about something to get us for Christmas?
Posted by Heather Daley on December 3, 2007, 3:50 pm | Read 34258 times
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Not to sidetrack the tangent, but I ordered a fuser for $60 for our printer. Hopefully, it will "just work", and we'll get to keep this printer for another 10 years. (I read on one HP specifications page that said each toner will last up to 2500 pages - so we really do have a lifetime supply of ink...)

Also, I noted in the Tiger Direct catalog this month that there was a Brother color laser printer that was selling for $300 and the inks were $30 or so. Brother isn't particularly known for making high quality stuff, but probably worth a look, if you were interested in color lasers.

Posted by Jon Daley on December 14, 2007, 1:45 am

Sigh. It's wonderful to repair, reuse, recycle...all that. I'm really glad you're a fix it rather than replace it kind of guy. But I'll admit to having hoped you'd finally have a printer that didn't require constant operator intervention to print more than one page....

Posted by SursumCorda on December 14, 2007, 7:31 am

I did consider getting the fix-it kit that included the fuser and a gear replacement set to fix that issue as well, but it was $50 more...

It doesn't bother me all that much, though I suppose I do print more over the network than I used to, so I notice it more than I did.

I guess when I write it like "$50 more", it seems like it probably would have been worth it, but when I think about spending $110 on a 12 year old printer, it doesn't. Some sort of illogical cost line or something.

Posted by Jon Daley on December 14, 2007, 12:33 pm

We arrived home to find the fuser waiting for us, and Jonathan and I installed it last night. Unfortunately, the cheaper version didn't come with instructions, and it was a rather difficult part to replace. But, the printer now works, and the old fuser has an obviously cracked piece.

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