HP LaserJet 5 Page count

  alexgray104 09:22 06 Dec 2005

Good Morning,
I wondering over whether to purchase a HP LaserJet 5 printer from the office sell off. I just need your advice on a few things though. 1) It says on the page count 82,140. Is this good for a Printer of this age. Also, does anybody know where I can find cheap toners, should I buy it. Many thanks in advance for your help.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:26 06 Dec 2005

The question to ask is when was the print drum last changed? That might well be on the way out.

  alexgray104 09:50 06 Dec 2005

Do you know when a print drum should be changed, nobody seems to know here. If the page count is 82,140 and the print drum has never been changed, what would the consequences be/how long would it last. Thanks for the response.

  Diodorus Siculus 10:25 06 Dec 2005

I don't know about the page count. The decision to buy it should be based on price - if you can get it for about £20 then take the chance; otherwise get a new printer.

HP laserjets at the bottom end of the scale can be purchased for about £60 and are very good quality and value.

  alexgray104 11:02 06 Dec 2005

Thanks for your advice, minimum selling it for is £15 so I'll take a chance and see if I can get it for that price.

  Diodorus Siculus 13:11 06 Dec 2005

Should have mentioned toners - I get an occasional viking own brand for a laserjet 4L and its good value.

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  vinnyT 14:23 06 Dec 2005

If the printer is working, then for £15 you can't really go wrong.

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