Patty Goes Geeky

A techno odyssey

The good news is…

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… I have a new four-in-one printer that I installed with only minimal frustration (mostly around linking it to our answering machine and getting rid of the Comcast Xfinity voicemail that I never asked for when we bundled a couple months ago). It’s an HP Photosmart 7520, which got pretty good reviews for its price point. In one day, I’ve already used 3 of its 4 functions and sure do like it. But it’s early yet.

The bad news? I also liked my old Canon printer, even though it had only one function. But I was done in by Error 5100.  The error message reappeared after I thought I’d been successful in making it go away. After several days with no printer and several hours of trying to resolve Error 5100, I chucked the Pixma in. I did the cost/benefit analysis of time/upgrade/money and the Pixma lost.

This time, at least, I tried to pay attention to ink costs, not just upfront costs. The consensus on the sites I researched is that all ink is a scam (kind of like the cheap razor and the expensive razor blades).

It pained me severely to have to recycle my old Canon cartridges with ink still in them.

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Written by geekypatty

March 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Posted in Misc Tech

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