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OT: More Win7 Crap

Started by Jim Thompson September 13, 2015
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:31:20 -0700 Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@cruzio.com>
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>On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 17:42:12 -0400, Martin Riddle ><martin_rid@verizon.net> wrote: > >>The LaserJet pro 400 m401n is on sale this month. >>But theres no duplexer. So no gain. > >Retch. > >This is what I'm pushing this week: ><http://www.staples.com/Brother-EMF7365DN-Mono-Refurbished-Laser-All-in-One-Printer/product_1566801?akamai-feo=off> >$100 for everything in one box (AIO). > >Replacement toner carts are down to about $8.00 on eBay. ><http://www.ebay.com/itm/171615587377> > >No Wi-Fi. Print quality is tolerable. Associated software is >bloated and complex, but quite reliable. Replacing the imager drum is >giant PITA. User support is a bad joke. Parts can be found, but not >easily. If you want reliability, buy a spare printer. At $100/ea, >you can't lose.
Not bad! I've been looking for a laser with wireless, though. Any recommendations?
On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:39:09 -0400, JW <none@dev.null> wrote:

>On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:31:20 -0700 Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@cruzio.com> >wrote in Message id: <o81cva1kl1tmatf5u68tqfkrorviiibqia@4ax.com>: > >>On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 17:42:12 -0400, Martin Riddle >><martin_rid@verizon.net> wrote: >> >>>The LaserJet pro 400 m401n is on sale this month. >>>But theres no duplexer. So no gain. >> >>Retch. >> >>This is what I'm pushing this week: >><http://www.staples.com/Brother-EMF7365DN-Mono-Refurbished-Laser-All-in-One-Printer/product_1566801?akamai-feo=off> >>$100 for everything in one box (AIO). >> >>Replacement toner carts are down to about $8.00 on eBay. >><http://www.ebay.com/itm/171615587377> >> >>No Wi-Fi. Print quality is tolerable. Associated software is >>bloated and complex, but quite reliable. Replacing the imager drum is >>giant PITA. User support is a bad joke. Parts can be found, but not >>easily. If you want reliability, buy a spare printer. At $100/ea, >>you can't lose.
>Not bad! I've been looking for a laser with wireless, though. Any >recommendations?
If you don't need the fax or sheet feeder: <http://www.staples.com/Brother-Refurbished-EHL-2280DW-Laser-Multi-Function-Printer/product_125551?akamai-feo=off> $100. Or with both: <http://www.staples.com/Brother-MFCL2700DW-Mono-Laser-AllInOne-Printer/product_1174233?tid=5051&akamai-feo=off> $130. Note that these are all "refurbished" and use the same cheap TN450 toner cart. All that I have ever received looked brand new and not used. I have a huge pile of carts that I was saving for refilling, but at the current price for clone carts, it's not worth the effort. Brother has a newer line of printer, which might be worth investigating. They're easily identified by the color LCD display and faster print engine. However, they use a different tone cartridge and I haven't worked on any yet. <http://www.brother-usa.com/Printer/BW_Monochrome_Laser_Printers/> For example: <http://www.brother-usa.com/Printer/ModelDetail/1/HLL2380DW/> The scan directly to Dropbox etc feature seems like a useful feature. -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:55:27 -0700 Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@cruzio.com>
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>On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:39:09 -0400, JW <none@dev.null> wrote:
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> >>Not bad! I've been looking for a laser with wireless, though. Any >>recommendations? > >If you don't need the fax or sheet feeder: ><http://www.staples.com/Brother-Refurbished-EHL-2280DW-Laser-Multi-Function-Printer/product_125551?akamai-feo=off> >$100. > >Or with both: ><http://www.staples.com/Brother-MFCL2700DW-Mono-Laser-AllInOne-Printer/product_1174233?tid=5051&akamai-feo=off> >$130. > >Note that these are all "refurbished" and use the same cheap TN450 >toner cart. All that I have ever received looked brand new and not >used. I have a huge pile of carts that I was saving for refilling, >but at the current price for clone carts, it's not worth the effort. > >Brother has a newer line of printer, which might be worth >investigating. They're easily identified by the color LCD display and >faster print engine. However, they use a different tone cartridge and >I haven't worked on any yet. ><http://www.brother-usa.com/Printer/BW_Monochrome_Laser_Printers/> >For example: ><http://www.brother-usa.com/Printer/ModelDetail/1/HLL2380DW/> >The scan directly to Dropbox etc feature seems like a useful feature.
Thanks Jeff!