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Offline andyhx

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inkjet printer advice
« on: November 17, 2010, 18:59 »
Hi folks; HP deskjet 840C seems to have died - power pack ok (checked with the scanner) but no life in the printer. Is there anything i should / could check easily before asking the next qn??

Next qn is can anyone recommend a reasonably priced wireless inkjet colour printer for documents and photos which is used infrequently and doesnt cost the earth in ink??

Oh and while i'm on, i have a scanjet 4300 scanner which doesnt work with Vista Home Premium - anyone got a fix??

Thank you.

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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 19:05 »
Hi Andy

Is the printer making any odd noises, or generating any Windows error messages?

Look at the HP Photosmart series, wireless and wired ethernet, Bluetooth, two paper trays, auto-duplexing and decent scanner. I spend about 100/year on original inks, printing 5-6,000 sheets.

That would fix the problem with the 4300 too. ;)
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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 19:12 »
thx Rik; printer shows no sign of life at all...one day it worked the next it didnt (well when i say next it was a week or so later).

I'll have a look at the HP Photosmart printers.

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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 19:18 »
I suspect a circuit board or the ribbon connector has failed. It's just possible it has an internal fuse, of course.
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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 19:31 »
Web search for internal fuse hasnt yielded an answer ...yet :-)

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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 20:01 »
And the Canon Pixma MP 640 gets good reviews too...

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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 21:31 »
I would go for a laser.  Best move I ever made!   8-)

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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 10:11 »
Canon gets my vote, too. Laser are fine if you aren't printing photos, but inkjet are better general purpose printers. I used to have one of each, and would switch depending on what I was printing.

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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 10:20 »
I still do, Steve - in fact I'm worse, I have a MFD for day to day work, a laser for long runs (or higher quality) and a dedicated Canon photo printer. Then there's the Dymo Labelwriter. ;)
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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 10:27 »
:sigh:  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 10:31 »
I missed out a couple more. ;)
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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 11:51 »
I'd love to see your 'office'.  It must be like the backroom of the BBC News!   ;D
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 11:53 »
Let's put it this way. When we moved here, I appropriated the second bedroom, and I've filled it. :)
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 12:02 »
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Re: inkjet printer advice
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 15:54 »
Canon gets my vote, too. Laser are fine if you aren't printing photos, but inkjet are better general purpose printers. I used to have one of each, and would switch depending on what I was printing.

Steve

I only use mine for printing newsletters and I'm impressed with the speed.  Also, a toner cartridge costs just 29 and does 2000 copies.  Having said that, I printed off a couple of photos for Mrs Clive yesterday and they were not too bad! 


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