Finally after nearly 11 years, my hp officejet 7410 finally died.. first the auto document feeder stoped working, then the printer would give check cartridge errors, then the case hinges started falling apart, then finally I suspect the wires that connect the flatbed scanner and the input console to the core of the printer stopped allowing direct input of command, and then it's done..
Now I have the Brother mfc-9330cdw LED/Laser grade printer.
Ahh, what an upgrade..
I'm concerned the consumables & refills might end up MORE expensive than ink cartridges, but we'll see-- at least I won't have to deal with dried up ink much. Kind of funny that my HP T65 (2003) outlasted the OJ7410 (2005) which was made 2 years later! Apparently less breakable stuff and more tolerant of cartrige errors..
I know the brother LED printers have less color quality than other similar class printers.. but the tradeoff obviously was there are no CARTRIDGE chips to deal with if you decide to refill but more consumables (cartridge, drum, drive belt, waste toner box-- fuser??) it's weird that Brother considers the fuser a consumable since it's not an easily user replaceable part-- I've seen the video, there's more than 6 technical disassembly & reassembly steps.