[rescue] Power saving modes, was Re: advice on rescuing an e10k

Steven M Jones smj+rescue at crash.com
Mon Dec 4 19:15:44 CST 2006

Aaron Finley wrote:
> However, after rescuing a HP Color Laserjet 4550, I received a bill
> for $80 for the last month. $30/mo for a printer?

A couple months ago I picked up a big ol' ColorJet 8550 for $75. It
was a little dirty and needs a magenta toner cartridge, but works
fine. This model is as I type in a deep power-saving mode -- there's
nothing happening in this box. The controller appears to be in standy,
and it is listening to the network. When I print it warms up, but 30
minutes later it goes dark again.

But let's not talk about how much power it uses to warm up. ;^)

This is in contrast to my HP LJ4+, which always has an exhaust fan
spinning... The 4550 and 8550 should be fairly close in age, so maybe
it's worth looking at the settings?


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