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    I smashed my printer into a million bits

    My HP printer made some funny noises and wouldnt let me print so I threw it on the ground. It smashed into bits in front of me. I tried everything to get it to work, it just wouldnt do what I wanted so I put it over my head and it came crashing onto the carpet floor. Not a very durable printer I may add. Now, im looking for a new printer. Got any suggestions?

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    Most all I've ever used are HP....you still want my suggestion?
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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    Yeah, is it reliable?

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    What printer was it? I am still using an HP DeskJet 400. I just print out text and thats all its good for. HPs are rock solid, just dont buy the budget ones and stay away from canon or lexmark.

    I just hope HP doesnt stop making the ink cartridge for this printer. I dont know what I'd do.

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    HP 3420, looks like something to stash bread

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    Yes, it's a low level laser (1150) and I also have a multi function and a 7750, both inkjet. All are old(er) and have many happy miles on 'em.
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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    I couldn't find those ones at retail or second hand I guess I will have to look at newer ones.

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    I HATE HP printers! The drivers are crap and the printers are junk imo. The best part is their new idea of putting expiration dates on ink jet cartridges. That's right, now it won't matter if you don't print that often, you'll still need to buy new cartridges as they expire, and forget buying in bulk to save money.

    Stay away from inkjets unless you like wasting money. I've found laser printers to be far more reliable and cheaper to operate in the long run. My Dad for instance bought a cheap Samsung laser printer a couple of years ago, it was under $80. He's now printed over 4,500 pages on it and it still works perfect. The cost for all this printing? He got a toner refill kit on Ebay last year for around $15. So 4,500 pages for about $95. The best part is he'll never have to worry about the ink cartridges drying up or expiring.

    I've had very good luck with Samsung lasers (I've got a networkable color Samsung that I recently got off Ebay for $139), and Canon lasers. I had a Konica Minolta laser that was pretty bad though. I can't speak for HP's lasers as I've never had the desire to get one knowing how bloated their driver disks are.
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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    "Pc load letter, What The **** does that mean!?"

    When all else fails go after it Office Space style.
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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    I like the epson range of printers. Never had a problem with them.

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    I use a Canon. Takes a while for it to get going. Couple
    minutes as I don't leave it on. Not the best going. It
    has small ink cartridges and I wish it had a small back
    lite to see the display menu, but it is a pretty black...
    It's an mp390 I got for 160 a while back. Don't buy
    one as the printer head according to the reviews here,
    takes a dive after awhile, but I've never had an issue
    with it. I don't use it much at all. Oh and Canon has
    discontinued this model. That's reassuring..
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...&s=electronics

    I buy ink from these people.
    http://www.printpal.com/index.html

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    Quote Originally Posted by cherryelky305 View Post
    "Pc load letter, What The **** does that mean!?"

    When all else fails go after it Office Space style.
    One of my all time favorite movies.

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    I have a HP , well two of them and while I am not in love with them, they are hard to beat in the computing world, one is a old 693 the other a relatively new 5940. I have a deep and unabated hatred of Epson, I would get a canon only for photo capability (Finer spray and six colors, but as other say that complicates them) I am leery of Lexmark, heard great things about Samsung. I am not fond of HP's "Big Brother" attitude with their software.

    I would try to get a deal on a Laser printer there in NZ like the one Uncle Bob linked to, just black and white, but sharp and clear and quieter. HP or Samsung
    There are advantages to being retarded...and I'm taking advantage of all of them.

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    Re: I smashed my printer into a million bits

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    I HATE HP printers! The drivers are crap and the printers are junk imo. The best part is their new idea of putting expiration dates on ink jet cartridges. That's right, now it won't matter if you don't print that often, you'll still need to buy new cartridges as they expire, and forget buying in bulk to save money.
    I beg to differ.
    I've had my HP G85xi for 6 plus years.
    Flat bed 4 in 1.
    Does everything I ask of it.
    No issues, no malfunctions.
    Drivers do what they are supposed to do.
    Ink?
    Walgreens now refills ink carts for half the price of replacement carts.
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