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The Samsung ML-1210 has tits? Wow! That should qualify it as a multi-function
printer... Ben Myers

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 04:29:03 -0500, Sparky <nemo@moon.sun.edu> wrote:

>Ted Zieglar wrote:
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>> Thanks for your pov, Christopher.
>>
>> I'd like to pick up on what you wrote about the build quality of todays
>> ~$150 monochrome lasers. My 6L ($400 in 1997) is made almost entirely of
>> plastic parts held together by screws, yet it's managed to last for more
>> than 7 years. What is it about the current crop of printers that causes you
>> to feel that the build quality isn't that great? Perhaps I should spend a
>> little more on my next printer if I want it to last another 7 years?
>
>I bought an HP LJ5L in '97 to replace my 10 year old LJ Series II
>workhorse. Within 2 years it had developed serious paper feed problems
>such that I was hand feeding sheets for printing (it would feed as many
>as a dozen sheets on its own). I didn't find out about HP's repair kit
>until after I'd bought a Samsung ML-1210 in 2002. I replaced the Samsung
>last year with a Brother 8220 Multi-Function unit, which is easily the
>best laser printer I've owned so far (don't know yet if it'll outlast
>the Series II, however, and I doubt it). The Samsung hadn't failed yet,
>but it was making nasty screeching sounds when the print engine fired up
>and I needed a new all-in-one because my old one (an inkjet model) had
>gone tits up.
 
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bullseye wrote:
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> I have an HP LaserJet 6p (a little over 5 years old) and ink (shadowy print)
> is finally beginning to streak when I print. I suspect the cartridge may
> finally need replacing. A replacement cartridge costs about $75. Would I
> be better off buying a new printer in the $150-$200 range? Is that
> realistic?
>
> I appreciate your advice and recommendations. (I am biased towards HP
> printers as this one has worked so well for this long.)

Are you serious? You've been using a 6P for five years and your
cartridge is *just* running out? Pretty good, if you ask me!

Am I correct in assuming that you're using it primarily for B/W
text? If so, wouldn't it be worth $75 to go another five years?

Notan
 
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=28-112-022&depa=1

you missed a hellavu good deal of this one. mine is coming this Friday.
i'm tired of handfeeding my HP5L. friggin' paper feed didn't even out last
the original toner cartridge.
no more hp's for me. for $82 I don't think i can lose. word on the street
is it is half decent.

"bullseye" <bullseye35@deletetheextrastuff@excite.com> wrote in message
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> I have an HP LaserJet 6p (a little over 5 years old) and ink (shadowy
print)
> is finally beginning to streak when I print. I suspect the cartridge may
> finally need replacing. A replacement cartridge costs about $75. Would I
> be better off buying a new printer in the $150-$200 range? Is that
> realistic?
>
> I appreciate your advice and recommendations. (I am biased towards HP
> printers as this one has worked so well for this long.)
>
>
 

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(Two replies in one;)


Thanking all for your input, I bought the toner. I had an Office Depot gift
card worth around $74 making my out of pocket expense $6 with the $2.50
credit for the returned toner. (Pages are coming out printed much cooler
with the new toner; I had noticed a significant increase in temperature with
my prints with the older one.)


I also had an out of memory problem a few years back with my 6p and solved
it by buying and installing additional memory (6 megs?).

"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
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<big snip>


> Are you serious? You've been using a 6P for five years and your
> cartridge is *just* running out? Pretty good, if you ask me!
>
> Am I correct in assuming that you're using it primarily for B/W
> text? If so, wouldn't it be worth $75 to go another five years?
>
> Notan
 
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Good deal!

A little while back, my 6P's "Fuser Exit Rollers" had a (literal)
meltdown, and I thought that it might be time for a new printer.

I, too, am an HP Printer fan and, in looking for a 6P-equivalent
replacement, found that I'd have to spend $500+.

A quick online visit found the Rollers for less than $20, and I'm
back with my workhorse (albeit, a little slower than some of today's
printers).

See ya!

Notan

bullseye wrote:
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> (Two replies in one;)
>
> Thanking all for your input, I bought the toner. I had an Office Depot gift
> card worth around $74 making my out of pocket expense $6 with the $2.50
> credit for the returned toner. (Pages are coming out printed much cooler
> with the new toner; I had noticed a significant increase in temperature with
> my prints with the older one.)
>
> I also had an out of memory problem a few years back with my 6p and solved
> it by buying and installing additional memory (6 megs?).
>
> "Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
> news:4212DED8.B808B7E5@ddress.com...
> <big snip>
>
> > Are you serious? You've been using a 6P for five years and your
> > cartridge is *just* running out? Pretty good, if you ask me!
> >
> > Am I correct in assuming that you're using it primarily for B/W
> > text? If so, wouldn't it be worth $75 to go another five years?
> >
> > Notan
 

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