Saturday, August 19, 2006

Printers, Spoolers, & Heads Oh My...

This post was supposed to be about waving bye bye to my submissions. The ones I had requested at nationals. But instead, it's about printer issues.

You see, yesterday afternoon I finally got time to print out my stuff to package up so I could drop by the post office on my way home. I had tooled away all day, printing out reports and info and stuff. So I opened my little folders and hit print. And my printer shot out page after page of blank paper. Yes, I said blank.

Now this is not the new printer at home... the one whose scanner still isn't working with my computer even after I paid an extra $150 to a computer tech to get the print function to work with my computer. Nope this is the slightly older model we have at my office which up until now has worked great and was the reason we got the newer version for home.

After spending twenty minutes with a tech on the phone, I was told it's a physical problem with the head or the little plate the ink goes out of. The only solution is to take it in for service. Or of course, they'd give me a great deal on a new printer. Not.

This means mailing the subs will have to wait till Monday. And I'm just one step away from a very public post in which I warn everyone about the folly of purchasing a specific printer brand. Speaking of which... As I'm sitting at home last night complaining about the printer issues, hubby says, "Yeah, I wasn't going to get it. I had two of those before and neither ever worked right."

And I just looked at him for a moment before asking, "Then why in the world did you buy that one for home?"

He looked puzzled for a moment before he said, "Oh, I did, didn't I. Well, you liked the one at work..."

Am I the only one with printer problems? Do any of you have a printer you L-O-V-E?

Oh yeah... And here's my reward for my frustration. A little "research"

Have a great weekend!



Stacy Dawn said...

Men! Obviously printers were made by them LOL.

Good luck on getting your submissions out and, by the way, yummy on the reward guy.

Olga said...

April, hugs on the printer problems. I hope you get your submissions out in time, and best of luck on them, too!

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

How frustrating! And that seems typical of men - they never say anything at the time, but wait until we learn the hard way grrrrr. Why do they do that?!!
Sue :-)
PS I do like my current printer but I'm scared to jinx it, lol. (ssh... it's a HP deskjet).

MaryF said...

GRRR, how frustrating!!!

Karen Erickson said...

Computer/printer problems are the most frustrating thing on this EARTH! I mean it, nothing makes me want to tear my hair out more than computer related problems.

Whew. I ranted. Sorry. I hope you're able to print out your submission and get that puppy out the door. And I hope you have a terrific weekend, printer problems not withstanding.


Nicole Reising said...

OH April! I hope you get it in the mail on Monday and all works well! Fingers are crossed!

Personally we have a dell and have not had any problems! Love it! :)


Lyn Cash said...

lol at the man logic *snort*

I was especially fond of an old Canon Bubble Jet, but I have learned not to get too attached to a printer. They don't last long with me.

Best with those submissions!