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Forum topic by dennis mitchell posted 01-22-2008 12:11 AM 1020 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dennis mitchell

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01-22-2008 12:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Pounding on top of a printer does not fix it! Then again it worked better than the HP trouble shooting hints did. At least now I have a solution…buy a new printer.


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gbvinc

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#1 posted 01-22-2008 12:19 AM

Ha! Doing the same routine myself today. Must be national HP failure day.

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rikkor

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#2 posted 01-22-2008 12:21 AM

Its hard to find just a printer, anymore. They all have scanners and faxes attached. My Cannon has eight card slots, too.

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GaryK

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#3 posted 01-22-2008 12:31 AM

I have had my HPII-P+ for over 10 years now and I got it used.

I would way that I got my money’s worth.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-22-2008 01:41 AM

Dennis, at least you were willing to tag this as humor. That’s a positive way to look at. Maybe its your printer is celebrating a holiday? Just too bad it had to go out and get smashed….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Peter Oxley

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#5 posted 01-22-2008 01:58 AM

I have fond memories of the time I drove a forklift over an HP fax. Good times!

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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CedarFreakCarl

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#6 posted 01-22-2008 03:26 AM

Maybe a bigger hammer will help? j/k Good thing printers are disposable these days, eh?

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#7 posted 01-22-2008 03:34 AM

Dennis,

Sometimes it feels good to let it out and pound on some inanimate object. The alternatives to inaninimate objects are not great.

Dalec

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Dust4brains

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#8 posted 01-22-2008 04:29 AM

Was this pounded with a hickory handled mallet or is there a more preferred type of wooden handle or tool? Was splintering of the printer much of a problem and what type of glue would you guys recommend?
Sorry guys…....there’s no hope for me ;o)

-- -If you love wood, cut wood, sand wood....it really doesn't matter how it turns out; you've got Dust4brains!

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 01-22-2008 04:53 AM

I bought a cheep hp multi-function last year for christmas. it came up with an error that there was something wrong with the print cartridge. I replaced the cartridge and it still wouldn’t work. Ended up buying an even cheap multi-function Lexmark. Works for now. Thinking we must be in a throw-away society.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Karson

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#10 posted 01-22-2008 05:00 AM

I posted a blog earlier about a HP Color Laser Printer. I paid $299.00 at Sam’s club and it came with a full set of toner cartridges.

Replacement toner is $325.00 So throw out the printer and get a new one for 299.00 or just replace the toner for 325.00

Is this a throw-away society or what. So I bought 2 of them. I haven’‘t plugged #2 in yet at all.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dennis mitchell

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#11 posted 01-22-2008 06:19 AM

This printer has been a pain from day one….It is just one of the many thinks created just to irritate me. Another is my razor cell phone. I just want a good quality phone. How did I end up with one that echos and sounds like I’m having all my conversations with the PA system in a train station. I didn’t pay for the cheap one, but sure wish I had.

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Karson

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#12 posted 01-22-2008 06:24 AM

You’ve noticed that on the razor also huh.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dalec

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#13 posted 01-22-2008 07:20 AM

We just had a “new” 2.5 year old upright freeze go belly up (it wasn’t a cheap freezer either). Had a repair person look at it, it turns out the coil system is not designed to be opened or cleared. It is too costly to have someone try to clear it, because clearing one obstruction does not guarantee that it is the only obstruction. The cost of labor is such that it is not practical to fix the freezer. It may end up costing more to fix it than to just buy a new freezer. We have decided not to replace the freezer. To top all this off, we will have to pay to get rid of the freezer, because it contains hazardous waste.

So it appears we are in the throw-away society.

Sorry Dennis about going off in the “throw-away society” thing.

Dalec

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GaryK

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#14 posted 01-22-2008 07:41 AM

Try finding a place that can actually repair a TV, or anything electronic.

Even if you do they just replace things until it works, and costs more then a new one.
Throw away!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#15 posted 01-22-2008 01:06 PM

in this day where we preach “save the environment” and we have all this disposable products that shouldn’t be!!

So buyer has the power… but before I use my power, I’m buying a new printer and throwing out my old one because it is cheaper to buy a new printer than buy new ink cartridges

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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