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ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


This morning, successful one time replacement of a registration transport assembly on a WC3655 *without* ending up cutting the wire harnesses on the reg being removed because gently caress me if Xerox don't have pack the harnesses up to the MCU exceptionally too tight. That the machine booted up and printed successfully was a bonus, and all for an intermittent paper size mismatch error

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Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


I have a family member asking about an all-in-1 printer. As usual my recommendation was to live without colour and get Brother mono laser. However the UK seems to be on short supply of those at the moment. How are HP these days? Any printer-companies-hate-you shenanigans?

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



I'm going through this at the moment, I only need a mono machine but I want duplex scanning which seems to be a niche option for some reason. I've settled on the HP M428fdw but it's not exactly a budget machine.

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN


I recently bought an HP M130fw and it's been fine so far except for incredibly bad driver issues on one Windows 10 machine. That particular computer has problems with any printer, though - on other computers the M130fw has been just fine.

zaepg
Dec 25, 2008



I'm trying to clean and fix a dirty gunky old printer, that prints in faded ink. It has trouble mostly printing black.
What is this sponge thing, what does it do?

I have an old HP Inkjet Printer I'm fixing. The blacks in the printer won't come out, if they do it's very minimal and faint. Colors are faded too but not as bad. The previous owner had a cart explode or leak. I replaced the carts so they are brand new.

Look at these images. This thing is soaked in black ink. Both of them.




zaepg fucked around with this message at 22:33 on Feb 6, 2021

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

That's exactly the purpose of those sponges, to collect ink when the printer runs a nozzle cleaning cycle. (This is where all your expensive ink gets wasted, it gets blown out into a sponge to keep the nozzles clean.)

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN


zaepg posted:

I have an old HP Inkjet Printer I'm fixing.

Why?

I mean, if there is a compelling reason or the answer is just "because I want to" that's fine, but non-photo inkjets are more ink-selling vehicles than anything else.

If I was working on that thing I'd probably focus on trying to clean out the well where the sponges are - it appears to be where the cartridges park and might insta-clog new cartridges due to all the spilled ink.

I would worry it is an exercise in futility - I don't know a lot about the chemicals involved, but I'd be concerned that if the plastic bits in the well marinated in ink long enough the plastic might be permanently altered and will be perpetually sticky.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



That's from a range of HP printers that must be at least 15 years old now. If you really have to get it working then wash out the ink pads as best you can and try some rubbing alcohol on the print heads if they are crusted over, but I wouldn't be spending too much time on it.

Peachfart
Jan 21, 2017



lol at fixing an hp inkjet, just throw it in the trash and get another garbage tier printer.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


I have a 20 year old hp inkjet sitting at my parents place, I should get it working too as a pandemic project.

zaepg
Dec 25, 2008



There's a third pad behind the two I cleaned. It's inked up heavily as well. What's it's function. everything else is cleaned nicely and I want to get everything back together and get this project over with.

SlowBloke
Aug 14, 2017


Just got in my mail a reminder from my Microsoft partners, Azure Universal Print goes GA in March 2021. If you are going to engage in bulk MFP purchases shortly, you might want to ask your supplier for direct compatibility if you can

Buck Turgidson
Feb 6, 2011


I have a pos hp inkjet printer that I bought out of desperation when I needed to print something, and I'm looking to replace it with something decent. Looking at a brother laser printers, the HL-L2375DW looks alright. Anyone have experience using it with Linux?

Buck Turgidson
Feb 6, 2011


PS this hp inkjet is easily the worst piece of hardware I've ever purchased. like selling this thing should be a crime

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Volguus
Mar 3, 2009


I have a Brother laser printer (scanner, and all), MFC-something, and while I think I had to install some stupid "drivers" for it, they had them on their website so it wasn't much of a hassle. I like, from that point of view, the HP printers because they come with their tools, install their drivers if they need to and generally just work under linux. Odds are (and you can check on your system) that maybe CUPS already knows about it and it will be a seamless install.

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