[pcductape] Re: Shall I drop kick the printer?

  • From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 12:34:37 -0500

Sounds like the printer is where the problem is.  Can't say if it is fixable
or not.  Probably depends on how old and expensive the printer was
originally to know whether you want to try and have it repaired or buy a new
one.

Pam

>-----Original Message-----
>From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jan L. Hodges
>Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:21 PM
>To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [pcductape] Shall I drop kick the printer?
>
>
>While attempting to print a chart, I eventually ended up with nothing but
>background. Then when I tried it again, the printer went through all the
>motions but nothing appeared on the page. I checked the status monitor to
>confirm that I had ink and although the color inkjet registered as low, it
>didn't appear to be out.
>
>After making the situation worse, I finally uninstalled everything to do
>with the printer and re-installed. Now the status monitor showed that I was
>completely out of color. I had to wait until my replacement order was
>delivered. I went ahead and replaced both cartridges although the black
>showed as being 1/2 full.
>
>Printer once again goes through the motions, cartridge or inkject holder
>whatever the heck it is called, goes back and forth BUT IT IS A SHAM!!!!
>(last five words should be read in a high-pitched scream for accuracy).
>
>Now the status monitor shows the black cartridge is 1/2 full but
>it is brand
>new. And nothing is showing up on the page. Except for that lone tear drop
>as I lean over the printer.
>
>Any ideas on what I could check? Even if it includes prices for a
>replacement printer.
>
>Jan
>
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