reliable fusers for multifunction printers


A

aaronep

I have been using a Canon D320 laser copier/printer. After only 2
years, the fuser died and I was quoted $275 including installation for
a replacement. This is approx same cost for a brand new
identical printer.

The computer repair person stated that fusers on the D320 were cheap
construction, un-reliable.

I asked for suggestion on a copier/printer with a reliable fuser. He
said the HP line was better than the Canon, but I should buy only an
HP with a better quality fuser, apparently they have more than one
grade.

In reading specs on HP printers/copiers, there is absolutely no info
on type of fuser.

Can anyone, therefore, suggest an HP Laser copier, that has the better
quality fuser?

best, Aaron
 
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Michael Grey

You can get a D320 at Office Max or Staples for $129.00 brand new after
rebate.
My understanding is that HP uses Canon fusers in almost all their laser
products.
Go figure.
 
T

Tony

I have been using a Canon D320 laser copier/printer. After only 2
years, the fuser died and I was quoted $275 including installation for
a replacement. This is approx same cost for a brand new
identical printer.

The computer repair person stated that fusers on the D320 were cheap
construction, un-reliable.

I asked for suggestion on a copier/printer with a reliable fuser. He
said the HP line was better than the Canon, but I should buy only an
HP with a better quality fuser, apparently they have more than one
grade.

In reading specs on HP printers/copiers, there is absolutely no info
on type of fuser.

Can anyone, therefore, suggest an HP Laser copier, that has the better
quality fuser?

best, Aaron
Aaron
Nearly all HP lasers use Canon engines and therefore they use Canon fusers.
I believe that the D320 is the same engine as the HP Laserjet 1200 or 1300. The
fusers on these printers are "instant on" technology which reduces the warm-up
time but means they use a sleeve in the fuser rather than a solid roller. They
have a life based on the number of pages printed, not on the age of the
printer. If you have printed maybe 60,000-80,000 pages or thereabouts you have
used up the fuser life.
You have been misinformed when told there are two grades of fuser, that is
plain wrong. The HP and Canon equivalents of this printer will use the same
fuser and there is only one quality. I suggest you do the cheapest thing and
replace the printer.

Tony
MS MVP Printing/Imaging
 
A

ato_zee

I suggest you do the cheapest thing and
replace the printer.
A sign of the times, and the decline in quality.
My Canon SX based LaserWriter II NT from
1988 is still going strong, used daily, has original
fuser and lamp. Have only had to redesign/rebuild
the solid state fuser supply in the AC power
unit when the Triac failed and took out the
opto coupler as well. Original parts no longer
available, about 10UKPDS, 20USD for Triac
and opto alternative components
Superb print quality, flatbed clamshell,
just lift the lid to access and clean the innards.
Cheap original HP cartridges on eBay, firms
clearing out stock.
Being flatbed thin cardstock and envelopes
no problem.
They don't make them like they used to.
I've even got it working under Vista 64bit Utimate.
 
M

Michael Grey

Thanks again for your great input Tony!!

Tony said:
Aaron
Nearly all HP lasers use Canon engines and therefore they use Canon
fusers.
I believe that the D320 is the same engine as the HP Laserjet 1200 or
1300. The
fusers on these printers are "instant on" technology which reduces the
warm-up
time but means they use a sleeve in the fuser rather than a solid roller.
They
have a life based on the number of pages printed, not on the age of the
printer. If you have printed maybe 60,000-80,000 pages or thereabouts you
have
used up the fuser life.
You have been misinformed when told there are two grades of fuser, that is
plain wrong. The HP and Canon equivalents of this printer will use the
same
fuser and there is only one quality. I suggest you do the cheapest thing
and
replace the printer.

Tony
MS MVP Printing/Imaging
 
J

John Beardmore

Or get one out of another printer that is being scrapped in the
interests of the manufacturers ?

A sign of the times, and the decline in quality.
My Canon SX based LaserWriter II NT from
1988 is still going strong, used daily, has original
fuser and lamp. Have only had to redesign/rebuild
the solid state fuser supply in the AC power
unit when the Triac failed and took out the
opto coupler as well. Original parts no longer
available, about 10UKPDS, 20USD for Triac
and opto alternative components
Excellent !

Superb print quality, flatbed clamshell,
just lift the lid to access and clean the innards.
Cheap original HP cartridges on eBay, firms
clearing out stock.
Being flatbed thin cardstock and envelopes
no problem.
They don't make them like they used to.
I've even got it working under Vista 64bit Utimate.
If you must...


Cheers, J/.
 
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A

aaronep

Reply to all of the good persons who answered my original post.

Well, after reading that a new D320 was available after rebate at
Staples,
I purchased one, very reluctantly this a.m. for $125. I say
reluctantly because I know I cannot expect a long happy run, but
because I already have two unused
Toner cartridges for the D320 and the cost of a more reliable machine
would be more and a machine is needed now. I figure it will last two
years and $65 a year expense is reasonable. Also, in two years, the
technology will that more advanced, making this year's mdse.
obsolete. Also, my wife will have no downtime in learning how to use
a different machine.

They tried to sell me an extended service plan that would give me an
extended two years for $80. But I declined.

Best, Aaron

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John Beardmore

In message
Reply to all of the good persons who answered my original post.

Well, after reading that a new D320 was available after rebate at
Staples,
I purchased one, very reluctantly this a.m. for $125. I say
reluctantly because I know I cannot expect a long happy run, but
because I already have two unused
Toner cartridges for the D320 and the cost of a more reliable machine
would be more and a machine is needed now. I figure it will last two
years and $65 a year expense is reasonable. Also, in two years, the
technology will that more advanced, making this year's mdse.
obsolete. Also, my wife will have no downtime in learning how to use
a different machine.
If the new one fails, as long as it's not the fuser, you can at least
put the new ones fuser into the old one !

They tried to sell me an extended service plan that would give me an
extended two years for $80. But I declined.
Well done !


Cheers, J/.
 

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