My printer broke down today. And by broke down, I mean it was making coffee grinder noises, only no cup-a-Joe was coming out the slot. I guess I downloaded the wrong Java into it, eh?
I tried to save it, but the poor thing just couldn't hang on. The postmortem autopsy revealed the culprit (yes, I am one of those types who likes to take things apart!) and just like in those pharmaceutical commercials, what felled my little printer was left than a half-inch in length:
It appears to be a guide bracket from the paper feed pathway. You would think that something like this, which is right next to the gearworks would be made of metal not flimsy plastic. The truly sad part is that the printer was one of those all-in-one types, so while it can no longer print or make copies, the scanner part probably works just fine.
Drop me a line if you want to make me an offer on it.