My Laserjet III finally died.
Yes, that was 'Laserjet III'. Purchased circa 1991. Original cost, ~ US$1800, IIRC. I had to replace the print engine two years ago, which was probably a mistake. It cost $150, which would have purchased a new printer.
Last night I kept smelling something burning. Was the air conditioner bringing in smells from outside? Then there were three alarming clunking sounds, and the power light on the LJ died. Cycled the on/off switch: printer comes on, then dies.
I'm blaming the power supply, but it could have been any of the electronics. Not going to have it repaired again. I suspect it's unwise to put any more money into a 13-year-old printer.
It's been a good old beast. Heavy, too, probably at least 40 lbs. It went to Clarion with me. Trash man took it away today. I shed a tear.
Every decade sees the death of the old printer, and the birth of the new. Welcome the HP Laserjet 1012. Should be here by Friday. I love Newegg.
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