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Replacement for HP 8250 Photosmart


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Hi All - I am looking to replace my HP 8250 Photosmart Printer which after 6 years has sadly reached the end of its working life (Ink System Failure) I have gone through all the system error procedures, removed CMOS battery and left it out for a while and even replaced the CMOS with a new one - still no go!

I have reached the conclusion it is past its sell by date and is now the time to give myself a treat!

I don't want an All-in-One if I can possibly avoid it as I have an excellent Canon 8600F scanner and I am not really bothered about Wi-Fi but that wouldn't be a problem.

I don't want to spend more than £100 - I can't seem to find a like for like replacement for the 8250 unless I go for All-in-One. I haven't had any problems with my current HP 8250 but I think maybe a change of manufacturer is on the cards for me.

I have narrowed down to Canon Pixma either iP4850 or iP4950 both of which are currently around the £60 mark or less.

I am looking for positive opinions/suggestions either about Canon or other manufacturers before deciding but I am looking mainly at a Single Function Colour Printer as opposed to an All-in-One.

Come on colleagues - it is time give me some advice. It's not every day that you need to buy a printer so I need to get it right.

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Thanks to all for the advice - have now purchased.

mgmcc I have just bought the Samsung CLP-365W which you suggested and PCW had for £99.99 I looked at Argos on Friday and it was same price as PCW but checked Argos again yesterday and it was further reduced to £89.99 so went along to local store this morning and gave myself a treat!

Up and running within half an hour although the manual on the provided CD will take some wading through. However it is doing what I want it to do right now and that is print! plus nice and quiet. Thanks once again mgmcc.

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