I do recall the last HP all in one that I bought increased boot tome to
nearly 12 minutes, 6 years ago. That was up from about 4 minutes. HP
suggested uninstalling their software and using Windows vs. boxing the
unit back up and returning it to OfficeMax.
feed. So much so they replaced it after trying to repair it and failing.
They gave me a lower end model.. I was not happy. That printer was junk
too, as it had problems feeding.
That's when I went and bought an HP for my son. That would be the last
HP printer I would own. Years ago in the office HP was king. Not anymore.
My Canon has to be 8 or more years now. I use it on the network wired. I
prefer wired for the printer. Now they all seem to be wireless. But I
would disable and still go wired.
That's actually not too different from my experience: the HP hardware is fairly well made,
and problems are not frequent. But if you do have a problem... then God help you, trying to
get competent technical support from those clowns.
That's why I call them Useless Bastard: because of their horrible tech support.
On Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:33:26 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:
I had a problem with an HP monitor. Called tech support and got a guy
(in the US) with such a heavy Indian accent I only understood every tenth
word. I asked him, politely, if we could continue via email. He
essentially said I could shove it, and not very politely. So much for HP.
On Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:55:54 -0400, Lee Michaels wrote:
I have 2 Brother lasers, a B&W and a color, and I have nothing but good
things to say about them. They support Windows, Apple, and Linux. I've
printed 4500 pages on the B&W and I'm still using the toner that came
with it. I've printed about 400 pages on the color one and it says it
has 99% left of all the colors.
I know you're looking for a lower cost inkjet, but if you don't print on
a regular basis you'll wind up replacing a lot of clogged cartridges - I
know I did.
Have the same unit that I described in previous post.
Uncovered something useful when bringing unit on line.
HP provides software that resides in puter.
It also provides software that is resident to the printer.
After changing cartiridges, it is necessary to align and test print
to place in service.
If you use the puter resident software, you have a 50-50 chance
it will work.
If you use the printer resident software, works every time.
Found this out from an HP tech service supervisor who really
knew her stuff.
BTW, this was a 32 bit puter running XP and the printer was
hard wired to the puter.
"Lee Michaels" <leemichaels*nadaspam* at comcast dot net> wrote in
Printers don't necessarily have to be networkable to work on a network.
I've got a QNAP box that is combination data storage (Network Attached
Storage--great for backups) and print server. I still have to plug the
printer in to the computer to scan, but I only scan once in a blue moon
so it's not a big deal.
It's been a while since I set it up, but I remember having to plug the
printer in to install the drivers then moving the cable back to the
server. Then once the network printer was opened it was set as default
and everything works perfectly.
It might be more than you want to get in to, but it might let you use a
printer you may not have otherwise bought.
The B&W is an HL5250DN (prints both sides). The color is an HL3070CW.
Neither are current models, in fact I bought the color one refurbished.
I suspect this one is as well:
I suspected that you may have models that have been discontinued. ;~(
Thank you just the same, good to hear that Brother is still getting good
reviews. I should be receiving my new print head and ink cartridges
from Lexmark tomorrow. I still have almost 2 years of warranty left but
this print head issue is becoming more trouble that it is worth.
Brother had them ages ago.
I used Canon printers for over 10 years, through the Pixmo 3000 and
6000 series. Each model got worse, untill the 6500 series when I quit
using them ( half of the 35 I had in use either didn't make it through
warranty or failed within a month after warranty.) I switched to
OfficeJet Pro 8000 from HP. We've had a few print head failures and 2
have been damaged by operators pulling stuck paper out backwards.
Can't buy any more new ones, so I've been buying used on e-bay.
Anyone's "cheap" printers are junk - and Canon decided "cheap" was
easier to sell than "good". At least HP still gives you a (limitted)
On Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:13:08 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
printer. I've been closely associated with 2 of them. Under moderate
use, both got expensive real fast - and both had numerous memory
failures, and both had the main boards replaced under warranty. Both
have been scrapped for several years now.
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