Printer Repair

Submitted by Barbara on Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:37

So, you have this really great printer that you have invested a lot in and really like.  You even bought a continuous inking system to free your self from the tyranny of toxic cartridges.

Printer GarbageOne day it just goes berserker and starts printing like this and slamming the print heads into the end of the carriage!!!   You are sure its done for but you are determined not to give up on it because you want to live your principals and not your pocket book.  So you call here and there and are told that these things, "just arnt made to be repaired".  You keep it in the car with you for a week and anytime you go somewhere you look for someone who might be able to help you.  You are shocked that people would rather you buy a new printer than pay their wages and keep them employed.

You might be ready to give up.  Then you stumble across and for $35 some tech guy tells you to take a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol and clean the ribbon along the back that lets the printer track where the print head is.  Ten minuets and two cotton swabs later, the thing is as good as new.

Being able to connect with someone who knows is something that is currently difficult in our culture.  Our televisions have replaced our elders and is creating a pinhole though which all our information comes to us.  If they tv didnt teach you, you dont need to know.  Break out and connect with someone who can do stuff even if its spending $35 on