A couple of weeks ago our super duper all-in-one printer/copier/faxer/scanner/counter-space-taker-upper started displaying a print head error code and reverting to non-function mode. Some online troubleshooting and the fact that I am cheap led me to attempt to clean the print head and make it work again. And hooray, I was successful, eventually, and so feeling much satisfied, I headed out of town for work. Once I was far enough away to do nothing about it, my wife went to print and was promptly given the very same error code. It was fixed before I left, really!!
So off we went yesterday to the neighborhood Fry’s, to get a replacement. I did investigate buying a new print head, which may or may not be the issue with the old one, but at a cost about $10 less than the entire new printer, it didn’t see worth taking the chance. Plus, according to the repair manual for the model of printer, the life of the printer itself and the print head is, or was 5 years. And we are, let’s just say, past that. The oddest thing I noticed at the store? So many fax machines–not just all-in-ones, but office style printer/faxes with the phone on them. Do that many people still actually send faxes? I don’t even have a hard line phone with which to send a fax, and haven’t for years! What ever happened to the fax?
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[Note: One problem with semi-consistent posting for an extended period of time is that after about 2 months I stop being able to recall the things I have previously posted about. I have all sorts of memory aids, sometimes more effective–sometimes less–like saving topic ideas in my draft email and noting when I use it, which works if I remember to add the note, or if I can find said notes again, or doing a search for previous posts on said topic, which only works if I wasn’t to witty on my original post and I can figure out the appropriate search term/tag to find it. My point being, I really don’t remember if I did faxes already, but I couldn’t find it, so maybe here it is again! Or for the first time!]