Operation Salvage has began

DSCF2293.JPGIn my last post I purchased a old HP Color Laserjet 2840 MFU. I needed to inspect, and inventory what this unit had available. First, thing I noticed with this unit was that it had an internal power supply. All I needed was a extra power cord. Second, this unit came with a full set consumables (toner cartridges) Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, and black. The great thing also was that each cartridge was well over 75% full. My first test print was great, but the paper was crinkled, and the toner was not fused. I looked at the paper path there was nothing wrong there. The scanner was in excellent shape, so why is the paper coming out wrinkled? I took the back off of the MFU I saw immediately why the paper was coming out wrinkled. The fuser (pictured) was damaged.

I needed to evaluate how to fix this problem.
Where was I going to find a replacement unit for this printer.

Are there acceptable gambles in business, Maybe when buying office equipment

HP Color Laserjet 2840

HP Color Laserjet 2840

Look! This is exactly what my home office needed. This is a HP Color Laserjet 2840, and I only paid $30 for it. Now how did I buy something for $30 that a couple years ago was $1000. It takes a lot of time, and a little luck. We will go through the process that I use when I come across items like this. Then we will explore what happens once I bring thing like this home. Will I have to put more money into the items I procure. Let’s call it the deal of he century. This product can be bought on Amazon for as little as $350. So far I have spent 30$. After examining the Multi Function Unit (MFU) I was pleasantly surprised to see there no external power ¬†supply. I had a extra computer cord among item I must keep a back up of and the unit came with all consumable intact. I ran a basic printer test. My finding will be discussed in my next post. I ran a scanner text and found the scanner was in excellent condition. This will have to do for the time being. You will need a reason to read my next post. The printer test presented a problem (prints that are crickled and toner was not baked on paper) I already know the problem, and I must choose what option I will take to resolve it. Thank you for taking a few minutes