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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by novelist, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. novelist

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    Does it pay to try to fix a printer? We have Brother MFC 210C. Tried to fix a paper jam and resulted in message: "Cannot clean ink", and now nothing works. Hate to replace as we have all this ink and I know the workings a bit. However if it needs replacing, can anyone recommend a new one that won't cost a fortune or need pricey ink. Thanks for any help. Ludmilla
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Inkjet printers all require "pricy" ink. :) I'd look for one with the features you desire. I recently was faced with a similar decision, my trusty HP PSC-750 MFC bit the dust after years of faithful service. I got a new HP Photosmart C7280 networked printer/scanner/copier/fAX, great little machine. I hope it serves us the same period of time. :)
     
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    Have heard (can't say fact) that Kodak has come out with a line of printers / all-in-ones that have 'cheaper' ink cartridges with 'better' ink than the competition. The article I read piqued my interest enough that next time I need a printer, intend to check out Kodak.

    Article said you get more and better ink for less money and expected the trend MAY cause others to rethink screwing everyone on ink cartridges. Their ink is also said to be a longer lasting photo ink, too. I hope it's all true and someone finally challenges HP and the others on the idiotic rip offs on ink cartridges.

    My rant is over. BTW, I use reman and other aftermarket inks, saving enough money that if it screws up my printer after a period of time, I've saved enough money on cartridges to buy a new printer and then some. I have'nt bought an OEM ink cartridge in years.

    EDIT: Back to your original question....................if you (personally) can fix the printer, yes. If not, 86 it and buy another.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    But in my experience, avoid anything with the name "Brother" on it ...
     
  5. Wino

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    I'll second that, and add Polaroid, too.
     
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    Add Lexmark also... Canon is good.
     
  7. dccc

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    I have a Brother mfc 3220c that is costing me a fortune in ink. Is there another printer that is less costly that is compatible with HP Compaq Presario?
     
  8. Wino

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    Try HERE
     
  9. JohnWill

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    If you want to print B/W stuff cheaper per page, go for a laser printer, they're MUCH cheaper for each page as a rule.
     
  10. dccc

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    Thanks for the post...your right that website did help, appreciate it.
     
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