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[ale] [OT] LaserJet 4 toner cartridge replacement

Dylan Northrup <docx at io.com> writes:

> A long time ago, (03.01.04), in a galaxy far, far away, Joe Knapka wrote:
> :=I've come into posession of a network-capable LaserJet 4,


> I seem to remember a semi-intuitive interface from the LCD display and
> buttons on the unit.  I believe they could use DHCP, but we had ours
> statically configured way back when.
> Replacing the toner cartridge should be fairly simple as well . . . open the
> front/top of the unit, pull out old cartridge, put in new one.  If you can
> get an official boxed toner cartridge, it should have printed instructions
> in it (at least I think that was the paper that I kept throwing away way
> back when).

Thanks. The problem was there wasn't a toner cartidge in the printer
when I got it, and the cartridge I had was not boxed.  I managed to
figure it out, though. The "open the top of the unit" clue was the one
I needed. And configuring the IP from the front panel worked great.

> As an aside, the HP LaserJets were pretty spiffy and if you find you don't
> like it, I know of a good home for it ;-)

Man, I *LOVE* this printer. I've got an Epson Stylus and an HP OJ600,
both inkjets, and it was really a pain to get either of them to work
well with Linux (and they're not so great under Windows either --
Inkjets just suck -- too many moving parts, I guess). Within half an
hour of plugging in the LJ4 to the network, I had it printing from
*every* machine in the house. I got it for $145 (including shipping)
on eBay, with a page-count of 225K, and it still prints beautiful,
sharp pages. If/when it breaks, I'll look for another HP JetDirect
product. There's another one available on eBay right now, identically
configured, but with a 70K page count. I'd recommend it to anyone who
needs a printer that will Just Work.


-- Joe

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