[svlug] LaserJet 1010 on 24/7
svlug at linuxguy.com
Mon Apr 25 04:12:34 PDT 2005
On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 05:09:16PM +0700, Neil Kittipalo said:
> I've just upgraded from a LaserJet 5L that I've been using for 9 years
> to a newer model 1010.
> The 5L has no power switch and was ready for any machine to print to it
> all the time. The 1010 on the other hand has a power switch.
> I'm wondering if anybody has an ideas about the advisability of leaving
> this printer switched on year in year out.
I think you will find that nearly all modern printers have a built-in
power saving mode that is enabled by default (many also allow that
setting to be disabled of you need faster first page printing.) Just
make sure it's on a good surge supressor (laser printers and UPS's don't
mix.) I've never, ever had any issues leaving printers on 24/7 (both
business and home use) - they are designed for it.
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