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82240B printhead fried itself in a puff of smoke
03-19-2020, 01:13 AM
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RE: 82240B printhead fried itself in a puff of smoke
(03-18-2020 07:04 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 03:01 PM)mfleming Wrote:  I would be very interested to know if there is an improvement in print quality. Might well be worth the adventure of replacing the part!

Just so I'm clear...

You are considering taking apart your working printer, which makes not-so-great quality output on thermal paper which fades within a few months, to replace the print-head, to make hopefully somewhat-better quality output on thermal paper which fades within a few months?

For not much more than this part costs, you can get used, but fully working 82240B printers, on eBay, etc. Of course doing so means you may end up with two working printers, which make not-so-great quality output on thermal paper which fades within a few months, but at least you'd have other spare parts for future repairs.

I just thought it's worth pointing out the options... Wink

Yeah, just call it the rationalization for buying something I don't need Smile My first thought was to buy the printer mechanism as a spare because it was EOL and would quickly be impossible to find. But as you say, I could always buy a spare printer on eBay. OTOH the spare would be more expensive and possibly as worn as the potential printer for repair, so why not get it? But then I figured I'd probably wear out before my printer does...

So, I had pretty much talked myself out of buying the replacement mechanism until I thought, "Hey Yeah, maybe it'll print so much better..."

Expensive hobby, but you know that Wink

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