||On Site Printer Repair, Fax Machine Repair
and Typewriter Repair at your
Home or Office  Since 1983--in San Luis Obispo County
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- Printer Repair San Luis Obispo County
- Fax Repair
- All in One Repair
- Typewriter Repair
- Free Phone Estimates
- ON SITE or in SHOP
Equip Drop Off Location:
917 E. Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande
on the corner of Grand and Halcyon
To Toss or Not to Toss
Printer, Typewriter, Fax, Repair Perplexity
In the office equipment repair business there is one question you hear over and over
again. 'Why not buy a new one rather than repairing the old one?' Many have come to
believe that it is cheaper, easier or better to purchase a new computer, printer, fax or
even typewriter, rather than performing a few printer repairs on the old one. But is
this assumption correct?
Is it cheaper? Sometimes. A good technician knows
where to draw the line and say, "well,the cost to repair this HP laser printer exceeds
the value of the machine. Just replace it." But more often than not your inkjet printer,
all in one or fax machines CAN be repaired for a third or much less than the value of
the equipment. Furthermore, consumers often invest in consumables such as toner and
ink, which also must be discarded with the condemned machine. If you actually still use a typewriter
then be aware that your older IBM Selectric or Wheelwriter typewriter will probably last
longer and perform better than anything sold new on the market today.
Is it easier? Sometimes. But usually not! The myth
is that if I buy a new machine I can just plug it in and be done with it. But the
reality is that not every machine is compatible with every computer configuration.
Plus, you have already worked out the bugs and paid your dues with your current machine.
Is it better? Hardly ever. Newer machines often
under perform the machines they replace. In general, there is a trend today toward more plastic
and less durability (this is especially true if you still own a typewriter).
The landfill is full of defunct printers, typewriters and fax machines that could have
been used effectively for years, but fell prey to the myth that new is cheaper, easier
and better. Save a tree (packing material) protect the environment (landfill) and
spare your bank account ($$) by calling Mike at 805-704-9704.
Accutek Printer Repair 805-704-9704