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Postby Lynda Rockall » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:35 pm

Any recommendations for a reliable printer/scanner? I don't use one often which is probably why I didn't notice it had ceased to work. Goodness knows how long it's been dead.

I'm just looking for something reasonably priced and not too complicated to install.
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Re: Printers

Postby Nick » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:41 pm

I'm not sure it really matters TBH. I had a Lexmark which was fine until the printheads clogged up, mine always do, I suspect because I use compatible ink. I've replaced it with an Epson. The Epson has a better document feed, but the Lexmark s/w was easier to use. I bought the Lexmark on eBay for £26 & the Epson from Amazon for £70.
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Re: Printers

Postby Lynda Rockall » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:30 pm

My defunct one is a Lexmark but I've had for a good few years so I'm not surprised it finally died. Lots of things did on Thursday 12 March. I had every intention of replacing it with a Lexmark but it seems PC World don't sell them and I don't know of another shop that sells printers anywhere near here. I've never bought anything like that on eBay. I'm never really confident buying something that could go wrong. I will see if PCW sell Epsons.
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Re: Printers

Postby Lynda Rockall » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:33 pm

EPSON Expression Home XP-425 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer at £59.99 looks reasonable.
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Re: Printers

Postby Nick » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:58 pm

Yes - I wouldn't normally buy a printer off ebay, my Lexmark was an exceptional bargain, and my Epson came from Amazon.

However printers are odd - inkjet printers are really cheap, but the ink is expensive (the same price as the printer). I tend to buy a cheap one, buy cheap compatible ink, and then when it dies buy a new printer.

Your Epson looks a very good price, I'd go for it.
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Re: Printers

Postby Lynda Rockall » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:12 pm

I don't print much these days, Nick, so the price of ink isn't really a problem. When I tried to use it yesterday it was only to scan photos to put on my family tree - no printing involved at all. Strange it seems to have died at the same time as the router did though.
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Re: Printers

Postby Nick » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:59 pm

Is it a network printer? If so try using it over USB.
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Re: Printers

Postby Lynda Rockall » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:34 pm

It's not a case of its not working with the computer. It's completely dead. It doesn't light up when switched on.
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Re: Printers

Postby Lynda Rockall » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:30 am

I bought an Epson XP-225 - all up and working well. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Printers

Postby girmsons » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:33 pm

In the Internet to do this
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Re: Printers

Postby Lynda Rockall » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:54 pm

Do what?
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