[ILUG] Recomend a printer ?
ray at skynet.ie
Thu Jan 24 14:38:06 GMT 2002
On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Justin MacCarthy wrote:
> I would recommend HP up to a point (I've had a Deskjet540 and 640c). They
> seem to play nice with Linux- but they seem to develop a problem with the
> papar feeder after a while, i.e. to has problem pulling in the sheets. I'm
> not sure if this is due to the machine, the paper I'm using or the surface
> the deskjets sitting on(don't know if its level) Anyone else have this
> problem ?
The rollers pulling the paper in get either dirty (a good scrub with meths
can fix this) or worn. If it's worn they are using heavier paper will
delay the problem from getting worse for a while, otherwise replace the
rollers which can cost more than it's worth & is a tricky enough thing to
do at the best of times. I know of people who've sorted worn rollers by
wrapping elastic bands round them, finickey to do but if you don't mind
pulling your printer apart every month or so (depending on usage) it might
be a very cheap option.
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