Demise of a Warhorse

Today my faithful old HP4P LaserJet printer finally gave up the ghost after 13 years of steady use.


This printer has outlived five different computers, going back to the days of Windows 3.1 ! For the last few years I’ve been expecting it to die but nothing seemed to phase it. Finally, while printing out a copy of my son Steev’s novel today, it sucumbed to severe paper jamming and finally the feed mechanism froze up completely. I think I have to find out how to give it a Viking funeral.

Now I am starting to look for a replacement. I doubt I can find a printer that will last for another 13 years – they just don’t make them like they used to. Anyone want to recommend a similar printer that can come close to the service I got from this warhorse?

RIP old pal.

4 comments on “Demise of a Warhorse

  1. Sounds like it is a good reason for a party! If only the pond was operational; we could put it in a tub, float it around while we have 30 seconds of silence, and then…boom!!!…blow it up. Now doesn’t that sound like fun???

  2. That would probably be a little hard on the fish. Plus we’d have to clean up the mess eventually. But still, it would be fun.

  3. We Have a Brother HL-5170DN. A decent laser printer that is networkable (hard to find tehse days, even on lasers). Never had a problem with it. Not the fastest boat in the pond, but it does well. Not sure what your requirements are, though.