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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Oh, Brother!

Most people do not really need a traditional computer printer anymore. I know this. Still, I have some rough edges which haven't kept up with the times. For example, when going to an airport, although paper tickets have gone the way of the dinosaur, I still like carrying printed confirmations with me. It is my security blanket from times when we didn't have to get half naked entering the airport along with pat-downs by staff in any locations still covered. I am perfectly aware I could verify data with my phone.

During vacation planning, we find 8 1/2" x 11" print-outs helpful too. A lot of research goes into learning about areas to which we travel. Somehow PDFs just don't seem sufficient. So, I have recently become aware that our old, HL-2140 Brother printer was not running at 100%. I could see small random specks of toner on blank areas of every printed sheet. I knew I got the device a long time ago, but was surprised by how very long ago by searching here.

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I got a little excited about being able to look online at newer devices. I found, compared, and chose a suitable replacement. Then, my conservative self decided just to open it up and clean the old one. I took the printer out on the balcony and blew it out with a hair drier. Now it prints perfectly again. Damn. I cannot justify a purchase now. Perhaps, if I drop it from a height ...


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