Our reader had his first HP problem after installing so-called third-party ink. Nowadays, HP won’t even let you print if you don’t use HP cartridges. This is also true for many other manufacturers because ink is where they make their money. In our reader’s case, after three or four days repeatedly cleaning the printhead, it wasn’t dead any more, but it was still crippled. He bought a new printhead for $67 and then had to buy all new ink cartridges.
(It’s not that we are against HP printers, we have one on our desk right now. It’s that we don’t like these kinds of business practices.)
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