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    If there's one thing that makes my blood boil...

    .its when printer manufactures produce a new model - exteranlly identical to old model but change chip in cartridges so I'm left with £300 of stock


    Grrr

    #EPSON WORKFORCE
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    PS LUCKILY in my case - I can swap to another school and don't lose out but still VERY irratating

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    and use unsigned drivers just to add the icing on the cake

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    It's a shame there isn't a supplier offering a service where you only pay for the cartridges you actually use and happily take back any that become redundant... Oh wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconAlley_Sam View Post
    It's a shame there isn't a supplier offering a service where you only pay for the cartridges you actually use and happily take back any that become redundant... Oh wait!
    Nicely done...

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    And of course windoze update says never heard of the new printer!

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    from what I have seen a certain MFD manufacturer here its more frustrating seeing them add a notch or slightly altered plate to a toner to stop essentially the same toner working in the newer model.

    I am glad we don't pay for their toners and have it as part of our contract, as we have about 20 toners/imaging units for a couple of long gone MFDs here now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconAlley_Sam View Post
    It's a shame there isn't a supplier offering a service where you only pay for the cartridges you actually use and happily take back any that become redundant... Oh wait!
    Advertising at it's best

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    When you talk to a teach about a issue they have rasied and they say "it has not been working for ages", what I would love to ask back is "so why is this the first I'm\we're hearing about it then?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey-gear View Post
    what I would love to ask back is "so why is this the first I'm\we're hearing about it then?"
    Wait... you DON'T?

    The momentary "I dun goofed" expression is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey-gear View Post
    When you talk to a teach about a issue they have rasied and they say "it has not been working for ages", what I would love to ask back is "so why is this the first I'm\we're hearing about it then?"
    Yeah, that happens. I simply reply with "Well nobody has told us about it. I'll get it sorted."
    It usually drives home the point that "If you don't tell us, we can't sort it." without being rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Wait... you DON'T?

    The momentary "I dun goofed" expression is awesome.
    I always try not to, I try keep the staff happy makes the job easy plus they will make me tea and give me food

    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Yeah, that happens. I simply reply with "Well nobody has told us about it. I'll get it sorted."
    It usually drives home the point that "If you don't tell us, we can't sort it." without being rude.

    Always tell them after I fix the problem that if no one tells me how can I know that there is a problem, it's not hard to contact me I have a office, phone, e-mail, work moble and a radio I'm not that hard to get hold of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg93 View Post
    Nicely done...
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    Advertising at it's best
    Haha, why thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    And of course windoze update says never heard of the new printer!
    Expecting drivers for Windows 98 and XP Si is a bit far fetched for new printers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    from what I have seen a certain MFD manufacturer here its more frustrating seeing them add a notch or slightly altered plate to a toner to stop essentially the same toner working in the newer model.

    I am glad we don't pay for their toners and have it as part of our contract, as we have about 20 toners/imaging units for a couple of long gone MFDs here now.
    We have several printers here that are badge engineered versions of other printers and have notches out of them (ricoh 120n, brother HL2040) i just take my pen knife to them and make it work...

    To reply to the OP, can you and a hot glue gun swap chips?

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