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Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/04/2012 9:45 PM

We keep buying rebuilt HP 6P laser printers because (a) they are cheap, (b) the cartridges are also dirt cheap and (c) they are pretty troublefree and reliable until they finally fail. We have about six of them now. When they fail, we throw them away and order more, because it's cheaper than repairing them.

Problem is, some of them are slower than dirt. I'm assuming it's because the slow ones don't have as much memory as the faster ones.

So here's my question: Can I salvage memory chips out of a failed 6P and stuff them into another 6P? Or is there something else to consider?

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Re: Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/05/2012 11:10 AM

if I recall, I believe they do have memory modules. I believe they were Kingston..........or was that an Epson...

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Re: Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/05/2012 12:37 PM

"The HP LaserJet 6P printer comes with 2 MB of memory and can be expanded to 50 MB with the three available memory (SIMM) slots."

"The HP LaserJet 6MP [Postscript] printer comes with 3 MB of memory and can be expanded to 35 MB with the two available memory (SIMM) slots."

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=bpl04067

The document doesn't say if the original memory is removable.

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Re: Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/05/2012 12:54 PM

Thanks, Pantaz. That's exactly what I needed (I hope)

I have one really slow printer right now and one I was getting ready to discard--let's see if I can salvage a SIMM card from the discard and transplant it into the slow one.

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Re: Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/06/2012 12:04 AM

I like to completely disassemble printers and salvage anything I can. It;s fun and it stocks me up with all kinds of stuff.

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Re: Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/06/2012 4:16 AM

For some reason some years ago Dell were selling all-in-one printers (sold as Dell but they were Lexmark). These printer/scanner/copiers were sold for £9.00 each so I bought several am still using them.

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Re: Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/06/2012 1:51 PM

Were these ink-jet printers? Can you still find ink for them?

I have found over the last two years that, for my home use, it is cheaper to buy a new printer than it is to buy ink. Advantage to me is I get a new printer with a new warranty and fresh ink. Disadvantage is I am helping to waste natural resources and ruin the ecology by replacing perfectly good hardware. I donate the older printers, but that just means I am transferring the exhorbitant ink costs to someone else.

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Re: Anybody Remember HP 6P Printers?

09/07/2012 8:10 AM

Yes they are ink-jet & I re-fill the cartridges.

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