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Working with technology can cause one to anthropomorphize their devices, inspiring comments like "I think printers hate me," which is something I uttered more than a couple of times yesterday. I think one of the problems is I keep getting these all-in-one printer/scanner/fax machine dealies, which suit my needs, but obviously have more ways to fail. Anyway, over the years my printers have tended to be cruel to me, and yesterday another went tango uniform, right as I needed to send a fax (decoding the error message, it was telling me "you're screwed"), so I am now on my fourth all-in-one in about five years, spanning three brands and various price points. I think if I suffer another premature device demise I'll just give up and buy separate a printer and fax. Maybe it's my fault for overburdening, since we do average about a page a week in printing, which doesn't even account for the added impact of 10 faxes a year.

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12. Re: All n One's Jul 28, 2009, 13:08 kanniballl
I hate printers, they all break. All except for the leased photocopier/printers, which cost a fortune to lease and charge per print, but funnily enough repairs are free for the one machine that never breaks

My experience is that a solid laser printer can outlast a solid inkjet.

I have an old HP Laserjet 4L. We got the thing in the mid 1990's and the thing is still trucking away. That's at least 15 years of use.

While it doesn't get that much use today, I still use it on occasion. And during the 1990s and early 2000's it was used VERY heavily for schoolwork by myself and my brothers for varying levels of school.

Granted it's quite slow by today's standards (particularly when it has to warm up) and the resolution is too low to bother with images and sometimes even for maps, but for a non-smear Laser print of text it works quite well.

Meanwhile my mother has had to replace her color printers a few times over the last 5-10 years. I think it's been 2 Inkjets and 2-3 all-in-one's.

This comment was edited on Jul 28, 2009, 13:16.
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