[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

John Francini francini at mac.com
Mon Dec 4 07:31:16 CST 2006

You may want to make sure its powersaver mode is actually enabled. 
This kills the heaters that keep the fuser hot when its not necessary 
(i.e., no paper is actually running through the printer).  The fuser 
heater is the single biggest electrical consumer on a laser printer, 
and is probably responsible for most of that $30.

However, the "cost" of power-saver mode is that the printer takes a 
couple of minutes to warm up--not as much time as it takes when it 
goes through a full startup (after power-on, but enough to notice) 
when it is awakened to print a job.  Many companies full of "I want 
it NOW!" types don't like waiting, so it might have been turned off. 
I know I did that at $JOB-1 because of warm-up time issues on an HP 
Color LaserJet 4600DN.


At 2:14 -0500 12/4/06, Aaron Finley wrote:
>On 12/4/06, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
>>  On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 12:54:03AM -0500, Aaron Finley wrote:
>>  > I've never understood people who buy old, power hungry hardware to
>>  actually
>>  > *use*.
>>  I can understand "our current setup works just fine, and buying duplicate
>>  hardware is now cheap as dirt, so why not?"
>Well, yes. Good point. But buying an E10K which costs thousands to power
>over an Opteron setup which would be faster dosen't make a whole lot of
>sense. When I bought my original series Onyx RE2, I sure didn't expect to
>actually use it for anything other than as a toy.
>On a side note related to power, I'm used to under $50/mo power bills around
>here. However, after rescuing a HP Color Laserjet 4550, I received a bill
>for $80 for the last month. $30/mo for a printer? I can't imagine what
>something like an E10K would end up costing.
>-- Aaron
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John Francini, francini at mac.com

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