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Title: New printer?
Post by: Kobuk on June 24, 2016, 08:15:25 pm
About 2 weeks ago, my computer printer at home had a malfunction. To the best of my knowledge and understanding, it appears to be the printhead that the ink cartridges fit in to. The printer I have is an HP 8600 e-Premium All in One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax. I've had it for about 3-4 years I think.
I've tried everything I can think of to get the printer to print, but to no avail. I have two choices:

a) Get a replacement printhead for about $150-200

b) I've been told by various salespeople and friends that for the almost $200 that I'd be spending on a new printhead, I would be better to use that money and get a new printer instead.

I'm undecided on what to do. I really like the printer I currently have now.
Title: Re: New printer?
Post by: cause the rat on June 24, 2016, 10:25:58 pm
All the experiences with HP printers have been bad. It it was me? Different brand ( l like Canon ) and new printer. But make sure if you do go for the new, it's compatible with your system.
Title: Re: New printer?
Post by: Old Rabbit on June 30, 2016, 11:56:30 am
I would get a printer based on how much the ink costs for it. Printers are cheap
Ink isn't.

Personally If I could still see well enough to read black on white print, I would buy a
laser printer. The ink cartridges last longer and don't dry out like the inkjet ones
do.  I rarely ever got full use of a inkjet cartridge before it dried out.