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Last September, I got a COMPAQ Presario SR1010NX (Celeron 2.7GHz) and upgraded it to 768Mb RAM == 256 + 512 from Crucial, adding a 200Gb 7200rpm internal IDE hard drive from Upgrade-Solution.com to the 40Gb IDE drive it had. I then replaced its 48/24 CD-R/RW with a CenDyne DVR-105 16/4/8/2 CD-R/RW/DVD-R/RW from Staples. Bundled with this computer was an HP psc 1350 All-in-One printer, scanner, and copier.

A week ago, I ordered a pack of 3 black (#56) and 1 CMY tri-color (#57) ink refills for from MyInks.com, a gift maker kit with extra iron-ons from 77colors.com, and I am about to buy a photo ink cartridge (#58) from Amazon.com.

However, I still can't get my COMPAQ PC to recognize the bundled printer. I've only been trying to install from the "psc 1300 series" CD (the specific driver doesn't seem to be there on the CD). Any advice?

I can't get the DVD-R drive to work, either, but that's a matter of buying Nero 6.x or trying my bundled copy that came with the drive.


[14:05:37] hempknight: Compaq? You want help with that?
[14:05:42] hempknight: find some other fool, boi!
[14:06:17] banazir: lol
[14:06:23] banazir: Fine!
[14:06:29] banazir: *gollum, gollum*
[14:06:50] hempknight: only advice I will and can give is
[14:07:04] hempknight: Influence with large hammer with extreme prejudice
[14:07:28] banazir: That's just what my student Jeff (zengeneral) said
[14:07:52] hempknight: I'm sure he's plenty smarter than I am
[14:07:55] hempknight: so listen to him
[14:08:59] banazir: He may be
[14:09:03] banazir: But I hate you all
[14:09:07] banazir: I hate you guys SO much



jereeza sent me the song "A Poem for Byzantium" from Delerium's new album, Poem. Go, get, and listen.

I'm addicted, and that's a fact. 34 repeats - I've broken my record of 26 playings of the Goons' "Ying Tong Iddle I Po"!

(BTW, this song is perfect for one of the characters from my first NaNoWriMo - Governor Ginel of Tane-Los.)


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Banazir

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chaosinaskirt
Feb. 13th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
have you tried the newest drivers from ye olde hp.com? my parents' office color xerox laser had issues installing from the cd on some of the older machines, but grabbing drivers from xerox worked fine and dandily.

with the DVD writer, ime with mine (i don't remember who made the one in my tower, but it was fairly generic), certain software programs do a lousy job of writing dvds that you can read from any dvd.. nero and cheetah both worked fine, though. it really sucked, though, because i burned quite a few cds before i realized that only that drive could read it.
zengeneral
Feb. 13th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
poo
poo is stain
take something good (say, your DVD drive or your printer)
put it in poo (Compaq* | Dell* | Apple*)
and your something good becomes poo too

Compaq and Dell are full of interns trying to mash products out to sway the retarded home users...

To get a good computer -> Read Forums about hardware, carefully pick each component, order from newegg.com, put together parts as they arrive... This works amazingly well compared to the POS you get from Compaq/Dell. Yes, Yes, a little more work in the beginning finding out where hardware conflicts can arise, etc... etc...

I did it, and I haven't had a problem yet! (my computer is over a year old now) (my server is over 4 years old, and the biggest problem it had was the 5 year HD died)..
banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
Apple is not poo, foo!
take something good (say, your DVD drive or your printer), put it in poo and your something good becomes poo too
I agree - but...
COMPAQ: yes
Dell: sometimes
Apple: no!

Compaq and Dell are full of interns trying to mash products out to sway the retarded home users...
Sway... sway as in rock to and fro in a languorous stupor and then keel over?
Yes. :-D

To get a good computer -> Read Forums about hardware, carefully pick each component
I take this opportunity to note that Microsoft has a hardware compatibility list while Linux has a hardware incompatibility list.

order from newegg.com, put together parts as they arrive... This works amazingly well compared to the POS you get from Compaq/Dell. Yes, Yes, a little more work in the beginning finding out where hardware conflicts can arise, etc... etc...
Ah, but... but wait... Plummer, Kieffaber, and masaga just convinced me to buy COTS! From Dell, even!

I said "Dell?", they said "good", what say you?

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Banazir
zengeneral
Feb. 13th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Apple is not poo, foo!
Apple: no!
YES!!! Ok, Ok, fine.. purple poo... see zerovector's notes

Apple has a cultish following which prevents them from being any good; they put poo out, and like a fetish, apple users eat it up.

Ah, but... but wait... Plummer, Kieffaber, and [info]masaga just convinced me to buy COTS! From Dell, even!

Are they using Dell?
I know masaga isn't using Dell
banazir
Feb. 14th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
Scion of Kawasaki
YES!!! Ok, Ok, fine.. purple poo... see zerovector's notes
I read. Far be it from me to gainsay another person's bad experience, but you will notice that I am not so much buying the G4 PowerBooks as owning some decent G4 desktops. The rack mounts are slightly-overpriced, HPC systems with nice RAID, like any other thin cluster unit. The iMacs (DVs on up; I agree that Yosemites and below, like my Este, are fruity poo) are digital video editing systems.

The iBooks, such as Willow Rosenberg's, are eye candy.

I forget whether yodge is using an iBook or PowerBook, but I recommended a Mac to her given that she is going to use it especially for desktop publishing.

Apple has a cultish following which prevents them from being any good; they put poo out, and like a fetish, apple users eat it up.
Dude. Do you not know who I am?

Back in HS I was known as The Mac Nut. I went around with copies of Mac User in my suitcase (MacWorld was a little oversized then).

The poo was evangelized by Kawasaki, smelt by Dvorak, and cleaned up by my generation! I started computing on a 512K Fat Mac, continued with a Plus, and continued on to an SE (the first of the three with a hard drive - 20Mb in 1988, kept until 1999).

I followed Apple from 1985 through all the years when my uncle (yes, he who is now VP of Interactive Services, head of of .NET's UI division, and in all wise a Tertiary Adjunct to Unimatrix 01) was at Apple (1990-1996, with Sculley, Spindler, Amelio). I watched the releases of his group's products: QuickTime, QuickTime VR, the Newton, PlainTalk. I knew what was poo and what wasn't (QT wasn't).

You think Marathon and Three in Three are old?
They're not old. Strategic Conquest and Original Pirates!... those are old. Pararena, that's old.

ImageWriter! Dark Castle (nye-nye-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh! yeah! oof-oof-wheeenh-yow!) and Beyond Dark Castle (augh! ssshewwhh!) Transylvania!

World Builder! Crystal Quest!

Original Photoshop!
Mac Minix, you aftercomer! *wields Tanenbaum 1e*

Back! Back!
*swings MFS-to-HFS conversion utilities and Disinfectant*
*holds out Limited Edition Classic Newton like a crucifix*

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Banazir
(the Power of Jobs compels you! KNEEL BEFORE WOZ!)
gondhir
Feb. 13th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
HP PSC = High Pile of Piece of Shit Computer?
All-in-Ones tend to be a bit like Swiss Army knives and their clones. The very best ones are handy only because they're small and don't take up as much room as full sized versions. At their worst, they're pieces of crap that do many things and none of them satisfactorily.
zengeneral
Feb. 14th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: HP PSC = High Pile of Piece of Shit Computer?
The HP PSC 1210 has turned out to be a great little printer... (good image quality, good scanning, great size {called HP shoebox on my network})
banazir
Feb. 14th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Elf-built?
I assume that you've always had it on systems you built by hand?
I'd build my own, too, but I have just a little too little in the way of time...

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Banazir
zengeneral
Feb. 14th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
Re: Elf-built?
how much time have you spent trying to fix POS computers? ... say, the compaq you are working on now?
banazir
Feb. 14th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
You have a point
Hurgh, I hate to admit it, but point well taken.
We in CS sometimes consider our time past the first 60-70 hours a week to be worth relatively little (I know, some of us don't, but some of us are undercaffeinated snobs ;-))

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Banazir
banazir
Feb. 14th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: HP PSC = High Pile of Piece of Shit Computer?
Highly-Piled!
(Ahh, just had to assert my grammar whorepimpdom.)

All-in-Ones tend to be a bit like Swiss Army knives and their clones.
Yes, I know.

The very best ones are handy only because they're small and don't take up as much room as full sized versions.
Plus, they are cheep and plug-and-print when you have the right system on which to use them.

At their worst, they're pieces of crap that do many things and none of them satisfactorily.
Nyeh. I just need one working scanner and one color printer.

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Banazir
miyeko
Feb. 13th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
HP PSC 1350/1340 All-in-One series
» HP PSC 1340 All-in-One
» HP PSC 1350 All-in-One
» HP PSC 1350v All-in-One
» HP PSC 1350xi All-in-One
» HP PSC 1355 All-in-One


So apparently there are three different varieties of your printer. Which one do you own exactly?

Here's the page at hp to download drivers.

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