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5 years 9 months ago #524891 by Rod Brown
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I have a 3 in 1 HP printer that is running out of ink, it is cheaper to buy a new printer than buying new ink, if I buy the same sort of printer can I just hook it up to my computer without installing it and it will continue to run?

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #524892 by Deanna
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You do not need to replace the printer. Find the model number, should be on the front. Search on Trademe for HP and number, replace toner or ink. There will be quite cheap cartridges that will fit.

Yes your would have to install it, if you bought a new printer.

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5 years 9 months ago #524910 by tonybaker
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my printer did same, it was way cheaper to buy another used printer from Trade Me. Do you really need a 3 in 1? I would go for a simple black and white laser printer, the cartridges last for ages.

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5 years 9 months ago #524915 by Rokker
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I use these guys - really cheap replacement ink, every bit as good as the branded ones.

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5 years 9 months ago #524964 by neil postie
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hi, a lot of the cartridges in new printers are only half full or less. i once took my original canon cartridges into a refill place and they couldn't do them as they were not the same build as the regular full size cartridges. they said almost all makes are the same

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5 years 9 months ago #524965 by max2
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From memory the most recent 3 in 1 I bought HP6830 was around $70 on special.

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5 years 9 months ago #524971 by Rod Brown
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Well Max2, I can get a brand new one (still in box) for $39 which is a lot cheaper than the ink cartridges!

Thanks anyway.

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5 years 9 months ago #524973 by Rokker
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Well, to bring your machine to brand new condition for $39.00, I'd say Go For It. But to answer your original question, if it's the identical make and model you won't have to re-install the software, although it still might be a good idea to do so, as the drivers may well be updated. Otherwise, if it's a different model or make then yes, you'll need to install the software for that particular machine.

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5 years 9 months ago #524975 by tonybaker
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not being a Windows user, but should it not be plug and play?

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5 years 9 months ago #524983 by Rod Brown
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I have Windows 10. This is exactly the same printer as I already have, the info says black cartridge 190 pages, colour cartridge 165 pages which as I understand what brand new cartridges will do anyway. I may even just take the cartridges out and put them in my existing printer, I will see and make the decision later on.

Real high finance this haha.

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5 years 9 months ago #525058 by max2
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The printer i had previous to the officejet pro I am using is another HP 3 in 1 something or other I paid around $200 (I think it was). Used it for about a year replacing the cartridges but the thingo that holds the cartridges was the bit that needed replacing next. No store in the PUkekohe area stocks them, although they are available o/s on amazon. Youtube has videos to watch on how to dismantle the holder to replace, but for the time and the cost of the current printer, it just wasn't worth it either.

Shame really, I hate throwing stuff that could still work, out.

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5 years 9 months ago #525065 by Hawkspur
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There are cheap cartridges and cheap cartridges.

A friend had a house fire caused by using what turned out to be dodgy ink cartridges in his printer. They had a flammable solvent instead of water in the ink, and the heat in the printing process meant it all went up in flames. He was in the next room and luckily found the fire before it could spread much beyond the printer.

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