Friday, October 01, 2010

Will this work with your printer?

When I exhausted the (fake) almost empty cartridge that came with my $70 printer I stuck masking tape over the sensor openings to turn off the toner light and ordered a $44 Brother TN360 Toner Cartridge.

Yes, the replacement (real) cartridge is more than half the cost of the printer. Shades of ink jet hell, but only faint shades.

That's not the interesting bit.

The interesting bit is that Amazon told me it would work with the printer I bought my mother and the printer I have now, but not another two bought from Amazon about five years ago.

Convenient, yes. Unnerving? No, I've gotten used to this.

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