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    Default RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    My trusty old Brother HL-1440 laser printer has died. After 15 years of faithful service (was released in 2001) it has succumbed to the terminal paper jam issue that my last HL-1410 printer died of. Without pulling it completely to bits I can't see anything that is easy to get at. I still have a new toner cart for this that I bought during lockdown 4 last year. Lucky I had a Brother HL-2150N spare so it's now doing that work though it also needs a new toner cart that I have just ordered from Cartridge World.
    Unfortunately Brother don't make good printers like the HL-1400 series anymore where the the toner carts last until they are really empty. Just looked on Amazon and there's still one for sale.
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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    I know how you feel I had a HP ink jet printer I think it was a 520. Had it from the mid 90s it printed thousands of invoices and job sheets along with the family using it. It died in 2015 tried everything to fix it but it was plain worn out. Saved it as a search on Trademe but it never came up.
    Felt like a death in the family. Had Brother mono laser since then but never got attached to it.
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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    My trusty old Brother HL-1440 laser printer has died.. Just looked on Amazon and there's still one for sale.
    Then buy it.
    Having gone through printers like toilet paper ths year I ended up with an old obsolete model, finally, and it does what it should and what it claims to as well.
    I bought it off Trademe.
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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Then buy it.
    Having gone through printers like toilet paper ths year I ended up with an old obsolete model, finally, and it does what it should and what it claims to as well.
    I bought it off Trademe.
    I thought about it but it would have had to have gone thru Youshop and cost way more to ship it than the purchase price. The HL2510 was quite a good printer and you can extend the toner out alarm quite easily with a piece of tape. I looked on Trademe to see if there were any HL1400 series for sale but none .
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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    Similar old ones then?
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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    My own memories of the 1440 were not so favourable.
    Might be to do with the humidity up here, but paper jams were a constant bother, and it could totally concertina a sheet of paper up into it's deep bowels when it stuffed up the feed. We found HP to be miles better in this regard.

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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Similar old ones then?
    Yes. The new ones require you to buy another toner cart or change around the gearing on the cart so it thinks that it is full again.
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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.Cov View Post
    My own memories of the 1440 were not so favourable.
    Might be to do with the humidity up here, but paper jams were a constant bother, and it could totally concertina a sheet of paper up into it's deep bowels when it stuffed up the feed. We found HP to be miles better in this regard.
    Agree HPs are good. Had a few paper jams over the years but not too frequent, maybe one every 6 months or so. Bought a HP IP to parallel printer server to go with it.
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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    You might be able to service it, might just be some rollers etc that have worn. Rubber bits etc.

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    Default Re: RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    You might be able to service it, might just be some rollers etc that have worn. Rubber bits etc.
    Many thanx for the offer but it has gone to the recycle bone yard in Hamilton.
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