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    • Michael

      Service manual for the HP 3700 can be found here.
      http://goo.gl/P09DE6

      Drivers and firmware here.
      http://goo.gl/LIQ5K8

    • Mr Simpleton

      I just noticed whilst dumping at the local recycling station that
      1. It is illegal to remove stuff
      2. They use the very same barbed wire fence as the military airfield!!

      Go figure 🙁

      • Worf

        In a lot of places it’s actually illegal to scavenge stuff from trash cans once they’ve been put to the curb. So if your neighbour puts something in the bin you want, it’s illegal for you to actually take it from their bin.

      • refreak

        3. And yet they claim to be interested in the environment. Yeah sure, ship that stuff to Africe where kids burn it in the open for some kilos of metal a day. If they cards shit about the envirnonment they would give the stuff away for reuse.

      • Josh

        Where I used to live you can search through landfills and recycling plants, but you need a license which isn’t terribly difficult to obtain. Worth just asking them, they probably have some kind of scheme.

    • John Cochran

      You definitely got a great find on that printer. Looking at the manual that Michael found, the 3700 has a duty cycle of up to 55000 pages per month. The 69000 pages printed so far barely touches its expected service life. The biggest question is why in the world that printer was tossed into the dumpster.
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    • John Cochran

      You definitely got a great find on that printer. Looking at the manual that Michael found, the 3700 has a duty cycle of up to 55000 pages per month. The 69000 pages printed so far barely touches its expected service life. The biggest question is why in the world that printer was tossed into the dumpster.
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      • Worf

        Most of that stuff is dumped because it fell out of warranty and support, I believe.

        You may be surprised, but a number of companies do only keep equipment around until the vendor no longer offers support or warranty services.

        For the server, that’s obvious – after about 5 years the parts may fail, so get yourself a new server, new warranty, and migrate so everything keeps working the way it should.

        For a printer, that can also be the case – a few years old, no more warranty, don’t want to rely on that for anything mission critical, because Murphy likes to strike. It’s somewhat wasteful since a lot of that stuff can often be donated to charity for someone else to use.

    • Chris

      As soon as I saw that color demo page, I was right there with Dave saying, wow, holy crap! That was quite impressive. Luck was with you today.

    • Dean

      Good Stuff Dave ….

      Any more news on uCurrent Front ?

      Still haven’t see mine yet …. Sent you an email via Kickstarter but don’t know how it gets to you so I thought I’d try here.

      Thanks!
      Dean

    • Warren Block

      That is the base model of the 3700 series. Many of those printers get tossed when it turns out replacing the consumables costs more than replacing the printer.

      The demo pages on HP color lasers are always amazing. They are likely heavily preprocessed, and might use engine features that are not available to the end user. Unfortunately, I’ve never managed to get prints of photos anywhere close to the quality of the built-in demos.

    • John Wente

      Would really like to see a follow-up on that rack-mount PC. Did you ever get it working?

    • Sören Nilsson

      Some years ago I had a HP3500. A brother to HP3700.
      It was a fantastic machine. The best I ever had. Super quality.
      By opening a door on the back you can print really heavy paper. Up to 350g. The paper can then go very straight in the printer without bending.
      And it was not very expensive for that quality. Maybe 1.000 US$?
      But unfortunately HP did not support the printer with new drivers. It worked OK for PC’s but not for Mac. So I had to replace it.
      I still miss it.

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