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Offline sonic

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2013, 02:26:42 pm »
What a score! I bought a DesignJet 110NR for the last company I was working at and miss it so much! Why do you want to list it on eBay? It's so nice for printing out complex diagrams!
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2013, 04:40:32 pm »
I company I worked for did something similar - I paid £20 for the plotter, stand, 8 rolls of paper, 3 black cartridges (including head), 2 colour cartrdges and the manual. The only missing thing was the quickstart / quick reference guide that listed common errors and the menu tree.

Sold it for £300
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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2013, 04:41:55 pm »
No emergency stairs?  ???

In fire case?

My guess is the fire escapes are external.
I write software.  I'd far rather be doing something else.
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2013, 08:21:12 pm »
Another nice score from the dumpster room! I find it hard to believe someone was disposing of that printer when it was still working. Those are expensive devices. Even old it should still be worth a few dollars. Love the choice to print out plans of the Enterprise.  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2013, 01:27:08 am »
Another nice score from the dumpster room! I find it hard to believe someone was disposing of that printer when it was still working. Those are expensive devices. Even old it should still be worth a few dollars. Love the choice to print out plans of the Enterprise.  :-+

Some bean counter may have decided that since it's value on the books have depreciated to zero it's garbage.
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2013, 01:42:29 am »
Those Design Jets aren't worth a ton out here.  I just checked Craigslist here in Chicago and they list for $400 - $900 - which means (likely) much less than that actual.

It got me thinking of picking the one up that's listed for $400 locally -- but I think my wife would kick my ass if I got it.
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2013, 02:45:10 pm »
I just picked up a 36 inch Designjet 650c with a couple rolls of paper from a local prototype firm for $80.  My office/lab is getting a bit crowded, but I like the idea of not having to enlarge/cut/tape pages together to get a readable schematic.

Cartridges are going to be a killer though.

I hadn't considered this until I saw this thread.  Maybe I can blame Dave
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2013, 08:49:29 pm »
I just picked up a 36 inch Designjet 650c with a couple rolls of paper from a local prototype firm for $80.  My office/lab is getting a bit crowded, but I like the idea of not having to enlarge/cut/tape pages together to get a readable schematic.

I can't recall the last time I printed out a schematic.  All our work benches have 2 monitors so no need to have paper copies for us.
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2013, 03:26:05 pm »
Cartridges are going to be a killer though

just so you know: the color-inks for your plotter seem to be EOL (hp doesn't sell them anymore)
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2013, 06:31:39 pm »
We just cleared out a print shop and had a couple similar models. Can't give these away.

The people who use this type of printer want the new higher-resolution, and the ones who'd "like to have one" won't pay anything for it.

Only "bottom-feeders" (as my partner calls them) want them.

But if it becomes the new "DaveCad" it's great!

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2013, 07:03:07 pm »
HP doesn't sell anything for these plotters anymore.  It's strictly a graveyard, NOS and 3rd party supplier situation.  I've also used the refill kits in the past.

Turns out to be just another project., the VFD is dim and I'm seeing a Y encoder error, at least.  We'll see when I can get it into the lab for a teardown.

On the bright side, when it works, it won't refuse to print because an ink cartridge is outdated.
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2013, 09:51:58 pm »
HP doesn't sell anything for these plotters anymore.

black ink is still available
probably the only thing that matters with a plotter :D
 

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Re: EEVblog #535 - HP Designjet Dumpster Dive
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2013, 11:06:41 pm »
Hi Dave and all others

I got a Hyunday Q17 TFT montor left over, not touched for at least 4 years which I wanted to get rid off.
However, I figured that these older monitors go for almost nothing on ebay. Like 1 to 7 EUR.
Since I didn't want to put up with ebay for that kinda money I asked around who wanted to have them.
Indeed I found a family, who have a very low income and also a 13 year old boy that still ran an old 15 inch tube at 1024/768.
So I donated the monitor to them and they were happy.

I noticed that you have a whole lot of TFT monitors, mostly dumpster scores laying around collecting dust.
Since y they are INDEED to good to just let them go to waste and not worth putting them on ebay I was wondering if there are also people in need for donations in Australia and as an idea if you would like to donate them.
We got these "shops" here in Germany which "sell" those items for 1 EUR to people who live on social service or have an income so low that they simply can not afford to buy IT stuff new.





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