In December 2010, I set about selecting a new printer. As documented here on my blog, I purchased an HP Photosmart Premium all-in-one (C410a) thanks to its AirPrint capability and decent photo quality. This week, after less than two years of light use, my Photosmart stopped printing. I tried two new black ink cartridges but nothing worked. The photo "side" is fine, but it's … [Read more...] about My HP Photosmart Printer Just Stopped Printing…
If there is any area of the electronics market more prone to shenanigans than mobile phones it is the fabulous world of printers. Although not exactly a "razors and blades" market, the world of printers is all about maximizing profits on the purchase of supplies, especially ink cartridges. Although HP's games with expiring inks (and whole printers) last year gave me pause, I … [Read more...] about When Does XL No Longer Mean “Extra Large”? HP’s Printer Inks, Of Course!
I spent last week tying up loose ends before Tech Field Day 5 in San Jose. It's going to be a great event, with presentations by Symantec, Drobo, Xangati, NetEx, InfoBlox, HP, and a new company making their US launch! In the mean time, I am working hard to wrap up the Small Enterprise Storage Array Buyers' Guide for DCIG and continuing my regular work - spreading the word about … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, February 4, 2011
Happy end-of-the-year week! I'll be posting an 11-part series on thin provisioning starting today, but last week was eventful as well. I introduced my enterprise IT events calendar and wrote more about HP's expiring ink and my HP printer's demise. It was also time to write about The Four Stages of Vendor Blogging and advising my clients to Always Punch Above Their … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, December 24, 2010
Yesterday I discussed HP's expiring photosmart ink cartridges and advised pressing "OK" to keep using them anyway. Today we talk about what happens when the ink system really does fail. Ink System Failure; Error: 0xc19a0035 As I demonstrated yesterday, some (but not all) of HP's inkjet cartridges have a pre-programmed expiration date. Though no one from HP could explain … [Read more...] about HP Photosmart Ink System Failure – Error: 0xc19a0035